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Finance Commission report to determine stance on medium-term fiscal forecast

Arun Jaitley

Executives from SBI, PNB, BoB, and three more banks briefed the finance minister via video conferencing on liquidity crisis

BS Web Team New Delhi
Budget may stick to fiscal rectitude
The 2019-20 interim Budget, which will be Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s last before the 2019 general elections, will serve as a vision document for the Narendra Modi government’s economic policy approach as it looks to secure a second term in power. It will also continue the theme of fiscal consolidation, which has been seen in all of this administration’s Budgets. Read more
Options trade gains pace as elections near

Market participants have begun taking positions in the derivatives market to protect their portfolios from any adverse election outcome.

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 1:39 AM IST

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