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No plans to revise fiscal deficit target or cut spending now: Sitharaman

The government cut corporate tax rates on Friday in a surprise move designed to woo manufacturers, revive private investment and lift growth from a six-year low.

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Manoj Kumar | Reuters  |  New Delhi 

The government will not revise its fiscal deficit target immediately and is not planning any spending cuts at this stage, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday, after slashing corporate tax rates to boost a flagging economy. The government cut corporate tax rates on Friday in a surprise move designed to woo manufacturers, revive private investment and lift growth from a six-year low that has led to major job losses and fueled discontent in the countryside. Though equity markets welcomed the move, bond yields spiked to a near three-month high on speculation the ...

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First Published: Sun, September 22 2019. 18:24 IST
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