UPDATE 3-IndiGo eyes Air India stake in possible privatisation
* IndiGo has 40 pct of domestic market vs Air India's 13 pct (Adds comment from IndiGo owner InterGlobe Aviation)
NEW DELHI Dec 23 India's finance ministry and state finance officials have broadly agreed on the draft of the national sales tax and are making "reasonable headway" on a few contentious issues, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
They will meet again for two days from Jan. 3, Jaitley told reporters, but did not clarify whether the country could meet the self-imposed deadline of April 1 for the launch of Goods and Services Tax, the country's most ambitious tax reform as yet.
"I am trying my best," he said when asked about the April roll out of the tax.
"I am not going to bind myself with anything. Our effort is to do it as quickly as possible and I think we are making a reasonable headway," Jaitley said. (Reporting by Nigam Prusty and Manoj Kumar; Editing by Malini Menon)
LONDON, June 29 A sharp turn lower across risky assets just ahead of the open on Wall Street put European shares on course for their worst day since last September, with tech and sectors most sensitive to higher interest rates the biggest drags.