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CNN-News18 gears up for Union Budget 2020; lines up special programming

The network will present it under the umbrella branding ‘Vision 2020’

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MUMBAI: To bring most incisive reportage with diversified formats, CNN-News18 has lined-up an array of in-depth yet engaging programming for Budget 2020 that will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 1 Feb 2020.

Under the umbrella branding ‘Vision 2020’, the programming aims to decode and analyse the budget of 2020. It will also gauge the political implications of this crucial budget.

The channel will focus on analysing the expectations of the common man and India Inc. from the upcoming budget and ultimately evaluating its impact on individuals, industry and the overall economy of the country, the release said.

The channel will kick start its programming with its popular segment ‘If I were FM' which will capture suggestions from common citizens for the Finance Minister, along with Corporate Wish list and a special show on personal tax from CNBC-TV18.

CNBC-TV18 managing editor Shereen Bhan will present live pre and post-budget analysis with the panel of leading industry experts at Confederation of Indian Industry.

 Network18’s English and business news cluster – chief executive officer Basant Dhawan said, "Expectations from Budget 2020 are high. There are several economic challenges that the Budget is expected to address. CNN-News18 has lined up a comprehensive mix of special programming that will provide viewers a holistic view of the budget through insightful analysis and its impact across sectors."

The budget programming will be led by the channel’s best editorial experts – Bhupendra Chaubey, executive editor; Zakka Jacob, executive editor– output and Anand Narasimhan, executive editor.

They will be joined by a renowned panel of experts comprising Gaurav Choudhury (economy editor & delhi bureau chief, Moneycontrol.com); Saket Mishra, investment banker, Siddharth Zarabi, former executive editor-Business Television India & Dhiraj Nayyar economist/ex-head of economics, financing & commerce, NITI Aayog amongst others.

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