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Growth, inflation woes Why the ball is back in govt's court

Jul 16, 2013

Growth, inflation woes Why the ball is back in govt's court

The green shoots have certainly not appeared and the monsoon period is not exactly the time when there is much private activity. Inflation will stabilize at a higher level once the impact of rupee depreciation gets embedded in the system. #Economy #HowThisWorks #Inflation #P. Chidambaram #RBI #Growth #Budget 2013-2014
Does Chidambaram really read his 'favourite poet'?

Mar 03, 2013

Does Chidambaram really read his 'favourite poet'?

There were many paradoxes in Chidambarams budget. It offered nothing on restoring soil quality, rationalisation of aquifer use, protecting forests as catchment areas or securing the land and livelihood of the tribal poor. #TheySaidIt #Budget 2013 #Thiruvalluvar #Ecological balance
Undoing the past FM winks to give angels wings this Budget

Feb 28, 2013

Undoing the past FM winks to give angels wings this Budget

The Budget may have been flat, but theres a lot in it for angel investors, startups and MSMEs #Chidambaram #Budget2013 #MSME #Angel Investors
Union Budget 2013 Cut in fuel, fertiliser subsidy key to trim Non-Plan expenditure

Feb 28, 2013

Union Budget 2013 Cut in fuel, fertiliser subsidy key to trim Non-Plan expenditure

Non-Plan expenditure is expected to grow by 4 percent in 2013-14 against a growth rate of 19 percent seen in 2012-13. #National Security #Food subsidy #petroleum subsidy #Budget 2013
Reality check Train mows down two kids as Bansal reads Railway budget

Feb 26, 2013

Reality check Train mows down two kids as Bansal reads Railway budget

This irony should not be missed. It has grave import for the public since the Indian Railways talk about safety but do not give a damn. #ThatsJustWrong #Indian Railways #RailBudget2013 #rail safety
Budget 2013 Weak investment demand will mark fiscal 2013-14

Feb 25, 2013

Budget 2013 Weak investment demand will mark fiscal 2013-14

Fiscal 2013-14 will be characterised by weak investment demand more than anything else. #GDP #Eurozone #fiscal deficit #Budget2013
India Inc sees higher limits on tax-saving investments in Budget

Feb 20, 2013

India Inc sees higher limits on tax-saving investments in Budget

Survey of 300 firms shows requirement of a less litigious tax regime is also key expectation #India Inc #Grant Thornton #Budget2013 #tax-saving #Budget Expectations #Super tax
Budget 2013 No room for tax hikes ties govt hands on revenue front

Feb 20, 2013

Budget 2013 No room for tax hikes ties govt hands on revenue front

Taxes cannot be raised at a time when the economy is slowing down while it cannot be broadened as elections are due in 2014. #Numbers #GDP #fiscal deficit #Chidambaram #Taxation #Budget2013 #Union Budget 2013
Sensex at 20000 Markets will give credit where it is due

Jan 18, 2013

Sensex at 20000 Markets will give credit where it is due

A good budget will see markets taking up PSU stocks along with the broad market and since PSU stocks have underperformed over the last two years the catch up could fetch handsome returns to investors. #Sensex #Stock market #Budget2013 #Fuel Subsidy #Diesel Price HIke
UPA's final burst before the end of the race

Jan 10, 2013

UPA's final burst before the end of the race

Railway fares hiked, an imminent hike in diesel and LPG prices. Is it time for the final burst of speed on reform? #UPA #Chidambaram #Reforms #Budget2013 #Budget 2013