FM Arun Jaitley upbeat on WEF rankings, says India will emerge big player - Economic Times

NEW DELHI: A 32-point jump on World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index in two years shows that India has covered a long distance and is well on its way to emerge as a major player in global economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on ...and more »

PCA amendments to aid banks in prompt NPA management - Business Standard

The amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act will give more room to public servants, including banks officials, to take decisions confidently, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. The law, which deals with accountability of public ...and more »

Reasonably possible to meet April deadline for GST: Arun Jaitley - Times of India

MUMBAI: Lauding the progress achieved so far on GST implementation, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday exuded confidence that it is "reasonably possible" to meet the April 1 deadline to roll out the new indirect tax regime. "There has hardly been ...and more »

Amid Pak tension, FM Arun Jaitley hints at raising defence spend - Economic Times

MUMBAI:Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that the security challenge India faces will be prioritised in resource allocation over all requirements as the “sovereignty of the country is most important“. “In India, in addition to all the ...and more »

Law to empower PSU bankers in final stages: Arun Jaitley - Livemint

Finance minister Arun Jaitley at SBI Banking and Economic Conclave in Mumbai on Tuesday. Photo: PTI. Mumbai: A law which will empower bankers at state-owned lenders to take decisions without fear of consequences (including the threat of investigation ...and more »

GST implementation to further improve India's global competitiveness rankings: Jaitley - Livemint

Arun Jaitley pointed out that amongst the BRICS countries, only China is slightly ahead of India. Photo: New Delhi: Implementation of the goods and services tax from 1 April 2017 will help in further improving India's rankings in the global ...and more »

Govt to implement Khan panel views in 6 months - Business Standard

The government would implement the recommendations of the H R Khan committee on corporate bond market development in six to eight months, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. India is also leading an effort to develop a rating agency for ...and more »

Banks will soon be armed better to resolve stressed assets: Arun Jaitley - Financial Express

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said banks, especially the public sector ones, will be armed better soon to resolve the stressed assets as he expects the winter session of Parliament to clear amends to the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). By ...and more »

Jaitley hopes India's competitiveness ranking will rise after GST rollout - Hindu Business Line

In a reference to global rating agencies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday welcomed India's improved rankings in a global competitiveness survey and expressed hope that it would be noted by everyone. “Rating agencies follow their own ...and more »

Most of Khan panel suggestions on bond markets will be implemented in 6-8 months: Jaitley - Hindu Business Line

Most of the recommendations of the HR Khan Committee on Development of Corporate Bond Market in India will be implemented (by the government and the regulators) over the next six to eight months, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Speaking at a joint ...and more »