India considering $7.7 billion stimulus spending in 2017/18: government sources
Thu Sep 21 2017
Rajesh Sharma (2003 articles)

India considering $7.7 billion stimulus spending in 2017/18: government sources

 The Indian government is considering a plan to loosen the fiscal deficit target so that it could spend an additional 500 billion rupees ($ 7.7 billion) in the financial year ending in March 2018, two government sources said on Thursday.

Both the officials declined to be named as the plan, aimed at reviving economic growth, is still to be made public.

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was looking for ways to lift economic growth, which slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the quarter to end-June.

Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma is Correspondent for Stock Market of South East Asia based in Mumbai. He has been covering Asian markets for more than 5 years.

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