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Mrs Sitharaman has cut corporation taxes to 22%

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s new Finance MinisterIndia’s new Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has cut corporation taxes from 30% to 22% and new companies set up since 1st October will have even lower rate of corporation tax at 15%.

India has also merged 10 regional public sector banks into one company and supported a recapitalisation package for other public sector banks.

The Delhi authorities have implemented policies to support mortgage companies, car manufacturers and property developers. The re-elected Modi government is taking a more influential role in India’s economy. In order to plug a US$20bn loss in tax revenue, the government has announced the sale of public sector companies and the issue of foreign sovereign bonds.

Without any clear evidence of a boost to global trade and with the Chinese economy not only slowing but also accepting a lower GDP growth target, emerging markets are looking less likely to deliver substantial returns. A weaker US$ will assist growth and those countries that are less exposed to the US-China trade dispute and have strong fundamentals and a reform agenda should still outperform. India is particularly attractive in that regard.

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Chris Davies

Chris Davies

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Chris is a Chartered Independent Financial Adviser and leads the investment team.

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