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Amit Shah likely to be FM; investors say he will 'get things done'

Amit Shah will probably need to move quickly to stimulate an economy beset by weak farm incomes, slow jobs growth and falling sales of key consumer goods including cars and motorbikes

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the country's new finance minister after taking his oath of office for the second time on Thursday, according to several Indian media reports. As Modi's right-hand man and long-time strategist, Shah would be in a powerful position to direct financial policy in Asia's third-largest economy in his first role as a federal lawmaker. Shah masterminded the BJP's landslide victory in the April-May general election, but there are questions about ...

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First Published: Fri, May 31 2019. 07:47 IST
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