Counting the positives in the Indian budget: 0

The Indian government’s budget for the year starting 1 April, which was presented on 1 February, was a culmination of several months of discussions with every possible stakeholder, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, told a gathering of executives on Tuesday. She said it was probably the budget that took the longest in preparation.

But as any watcher of the Indian economy, mired as it is in a slowdown, will tell you, the budget was nothing if not disappointing. 

Since the budget was presented on 1 February, we have seen statements, commentary and even clarifications from the government on parts of the …

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