Rupee has held up very well against dollar compared to other currencies: FM | India News

PUNE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the rupee has “held back very well” when compared to other currencies against the US Dollar. The Reserve Bank and the Finance Ministry are keeping a very close watch over the developments, the finance minister told reporters after the domestic currency sunk to a lifetime low against […]

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Said Developed Nations Should Talk Less, Cooperate More On Climate Finance

Nirmala Sitharaman said all countries will have to do something towards mitigating climate change impact. New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday regretted that developed countries have not fulfilled their USD 100 billion commitment to developing nations to fight climate change and stressed that what is needed is more global cooperation and less talk. […]

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Banks’ front desk must know local language: Sitharaman

MUMBAI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has asked banks to ensure that frontline staff of banks speak the local language and do not invoke patriotism and question the customer for not knowing Hindi. “We cannot have staff who do not speak the local language and who demand from citizens that they speak in a particular language […]

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Asks Women Entrepreneurs To Take Up Leadership Roles

Nirmala Sitharaman said the only way out is mentoring and more women to become board members. Mumbai: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday urged women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to take up leadership roles. Addressing a women directors’ conclave at the BSE headquarters here, she said there is not enough number of women leaders in […]

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Sitharaman asks private sector to clear MSME dues in 45 days

MUMBAI: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday asked the private sector to clear dues of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) within 45 days. Conceding that the Centre, state governments and state-owned enterprises have outstanding dues to the MSME sectorSitharaman said the private sector also has dues to such small businesses from where it […]

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