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Jaitley says liberalisation will prevail over protectionism

Jaitley also expects India to achieve economic growth of 7% or above despite any possible negative impact on private consumption from the demonetisation of high-value currency.

business Updated: Jul 08, 2017 18:47 IST
Reuters
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Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday played down fears held among some market participants that protectionism will spread globally and weigh on economies, including that of India.

“Hopefully, I think the debate (on protectionism) will settle down and the need for greater liberalisation will prevail,” he said at a seminar in Tokyo.

Jaitley also said he expects India to achieve economic growth of 7% or above despite any possible negative impact on private consumption from the demonetisation of high-value currency.

First Published: May 08, 2017 14:40 IST