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Arun Jaitley, Urjit Patel brainstorms ways for timely resolution of NPAs

Arun Jaitley, Urjit Patel brainstorms ways for timely resolution of NPAs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday discussed options on resolution of bad loans with RBI Governor Urjit Patel and other top officials in finance ministry but creation of a 'bad bank' to hold such loans seemed not on top of alternatives.

India can grow at higher rate; job creation plans underway: Jaitley

India can grow at higher rate; job creation plans underway: Jaitley

India has potential to grow faster and plans are underway to reduce poverty and create jobs in rural areas, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today, even as he ruled out the country becoming totally 'cashless' immediately.

Demonetisation process almost complete, cash economy to be substituted digitally: Arun Jaitley

Demonetisation process almost complete, cash economy to be substituted digitally: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the demonetisation process is almost complete, hailing it as the "smoothest possible replacement" of high denomination currency anywhere in the world.

Demonetisation has positive impact: Arun Jaitley

Demonetisation has positive impact: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the purpose of demonetisation is served as it had led to "larger and cleaner GDP".

Sebi evolving in tune with market needs: Arun Jaitley

Sebi evolving in tune with market needs: Arun Jaitley

Emphasising that Indian securities market has seen significant developments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the regulator is evolving in accordance with the needs of the economy and markets.

All finance ministers have perpetual desire for lower rate: FM

All finance ministers have perpetual desire for lower rate: FM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that he expected the RBI to cut interest rate but respect its decision to hold status quo.

FIPB phase out mechanism to be ready in couple of months: Shaktikanta Das

FIPB phase out mechanism to be ready in couple of months: Shaktikanta Das

In another two months, the government hopes to put in place a new mechanism to replace the existing Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which will further improve ease of doing business, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has said.

FPIs get back to buying mode, pump in Rs 2,300 crore in 3 days

FPIs get back to buying mode, pump in Rs 2,300 crore in 3 days

After four months of selling frenzy, overseas investors turned net buyers in February and pumped in over Rs 2,300 crore in the capital market over the last three sessions, enthused by clarity on FPI taxation.

Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Taking a dig at global rating agencies for failing to upgrade India's sovereign rating despite significant improvement in macroeconomic parameters, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has said the agencies are several steps behind from reality and are missing out on something which only they can best explain.

Disinvestment receipts to touch Rs 45,000 crore: Arun Jaitley

Disinvestment receipts to touch Rs 45,000 crore: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has exuded confidence that receipts from PSU disinvestment will touch Rs 45,000 crore in 2016-17.

Union Budget 2017: Sports budget hiked by Rs 350 crore; focus on Commonwealth Games, Asiad

Union Budget 2017: Sports budget hiked by Rs 350 crore; focus on Commonwealth Games, Asiad

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a total of Rs 1943 crore, compared to Rs 1592 crore earmarked last year.

Budget 2017: Govt unveils string of measures towards Ease of Doing Business

Budget 2017: Govt unveils string of measures towards Ease of Doing Business

Presumptive income scheme for audit of entities raised from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 2 crore; Threshold for maintenance of books for individuals and HUF more than doubled.

Budget 2017: Sanitation cover in rural areas increased from 40% to 60%; hike in allocation for scientific ministry

Budget 2017: Sanitation cover in rural areas increased from 40% to 60%; hike in allocation for scientific ministry

Talking about hygiene, Jaitley also said sanitation cover in rural areas has gone up from 42 per cent to 60 per cent.

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Jaitley announced setting up of two new AIIMS in the states of Gujarat and Jharkhand, while also adding that 25000 post graduate seats will be created in medicine.

Indian economy to grow 7-7.5% in FY'18: Arvind Panagariya

Indian economy to grow 7-7.5% in FY'18: Arvind Panagariya

 Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya today expressed hope that the economic growth in the next fiscal year would be in the range of 7-7.5 percent.

Economic Survey 2017: Apparel industry key to creating jobs, pushing exports

Economic Survey 2017: Apparel industry key to creating jobs, pushing exports

The Economic Survey for 2016-17 tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in parliament on Tuesday said that apparel, leather and footware industries have enormous potential for creating jobs as well as for exports.

Budget 2017: FM Arun Jaitley may hike service tax to 16-18%

Budget 2017: FM Arun Jaitley may hike service tax to 16-18%

As a precursor to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to hike service tax to 16-18 percent from the present 15 percent in the upcoming budget.

Lower fees, cheaper gadgets, jobs: Young India's expectations from Budget 2017

Lower fees, cheaper gadgets, jobs: Young India's expectations from Budget 2017

Curtailment of education fees, cheaper electronic gadgets and more focus on jobs are some of the expectations Young India has from the budget for fiscal 2017-18 that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table in parliament on Wednesday.

This is how Budget 2017 is expected to improve speed of trains on Delhi, Mumbai routes

This is how Budget 2017 is expected to improve speed of trains on Delhi, Mumbai routes

Fencing of the Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai railway routes, formation of the Railway Holding Company, and adequate fund allocation for strengthening tracks and bridges will be the highlights of the proposals in the upcoming Budget 2017-18, officials have said.

More jobs, more take-home pay may become a reality post Budget 2017

More jobs, more take-home pay may become a reality post Budget 2017

While, the Finance minister may not be averse to boosting different segments of the economy, one area that m,ay not miss the focus of Arun Jaitley is employment generation.