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The trade deficit, or difference between exports and imports, widened in April from the year-ago period as exports rose marginally due to sluggish global trade and rising concerns over US-China trade war.
Even as the monthly GST collection hit a record high in April giving a boost to the Narendra Modi government, it might not be a cause of celebration yet, with the impending refunds set to bring the collection back down to nor