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India budget criticised for lacking big-bang reforms

But it also earns praise for balancing the need to boost business and to help the poor, and for forging ahead with efforts to boost growth
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 05:50

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While presenting the budget, Mr Jaitley tried to deflect criticism of the pace and scale of reform

New Delhi

THE Indian government's budget was praised on Sunday as balancing the need to boost business and to help the poor, but some experts were disappointed at a lack of big-bang reforms to Asia's third-largest economy.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a US$11.3 billion

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