India's Finance Minister: "We'll Hold to the Reforms"

A candid talk with Yashwant Sinha about reducing the deficit, attracting foreign investment, lowering tariffs, and nurturing IT growth

Despite the recent corruption and bribery scandal that has nearly brought down the Indian government and still threatens the country's decade-long economic reform program, Yashwant Sinha, India's Finance Minister, is feeling confident. "The reforms are irreversible," he says. Sinha has been running the country's finances for the last three years, but the results have been mixed. India is nowhere near achieving its dream of 9% growth, which would reduce poverty and might attract more foreign investment.

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