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Winners and losers: Who got how much in Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget

In her maiden budget speech Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced plans to sell India’s first global sovereign bonds and ease rules for overseas investors to help revive economic growth.

Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2020 10:38 PM IST

Budget 2019: ‘Will consider opening up FDI in aviation, media’: Nirmala Sitharaman

The finance minister said India’s economy, which stood at 1.85 trillion dollars in 2014 had reached 2.7 trillion US dollars and would cross the 3 trillion dollar-mark later this financial year.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would look at opening up foreign investment in aviation, media, animation, visual effects, gaming and comics and insurance sectors.(AFP)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would look at opening up foreign investment in aviation, media, animation, visual effects, gaming and comics and insurance sectors.(AFP)
Updated on May 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST

Budget 2019: 10 things to look out for in Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget

The first budget of the Narendra Modi government’s second tenure, which he won with a massive mandate, is expected to be a precursor of major economic reform with an objective to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024, about double its current size.

Updated on May 28, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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