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India should get its deal at WTO before saying yes to US, EU

Jul 25, 2014

India should get its deal at WTO before saying yes to US, EU

The stand of the US, EU and allies is that the food security issues can be sorted out before 2017 but the TFA cannot wait because of its deadline. #India #US #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #EU #G20 #WTO #Food subsidy #Agreement on Agricultural #G33 #Trade Facilitation Agreement #Madi government
Credit agencies skeptical of Modi govt's pledge to keep FY15 fiscal deficit target

Jul 11, 2014

Credit agencies skeptical of Modi govt's pledge to keep FY15 fiscal deficit target

With varying degrees of severity, Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor's all expressed worries that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's pledge to keep this year's fiscal deficit to 4.1 percent of gross domestic product looked unrealistic.
#S&P #BJP #Narendra Modi #FDI #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #CRISIL #Subsidies #Fitch #Budget2014 #moody's GDP
Half measures and high ideas: Why Jaitley's budget is a missed opportunity

Jul 11, 2014

Half measures and high ideas: Why Jaitley's budget is a missed opportunity

Jaitley could have signalled that reforms were coming. He did not. This budget is also the story of missed opportunities. #Economy #India #Disinvestment #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Chidambaram #Subsidy #Tax #Reforms #Budget 2014 #Union budget 2014
A decent effort: Arun Jaitley's budget rates a 7 out of ten

Jul 11, 2014

A decent effort: Arun Jaitley's budget rates a 7 out of ten

On the whole the FM has done a good job working through the constraints with the budget, and tried to give incentives wherever possible and allocating funds where necessary. #India #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #PPF #Budget Analysis #Fuel Subsidy #Budget 2014

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Govt must spend more to make India a sporting superpower

Nov 27, 2013

Govt must spend more to make India a sporting superpower

The situation in our sports is similar to our education system. If govt facilitated creation of good and adequate education infrastructure, then we won't have so many people going abroad for studies. #Sports #Cricket #Government #Subsidies #LetterstoFP #Vikas Gowda #SAI
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 23, 2013

Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Why do we balk at food subsidy for the poor when we accept every other form of subsidy for the rich - from diesel to power to education? #Economy #India #Amartya Sen #Food security #Subsidy #Gold Duties

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Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 25, 2014

Indonesia Leaders Tackle Fuel Subsidies

Indonesia's President-elect Joko Widodo is urging the outgoing administration to rein in politically volatile fuel subsidies before a change of power occurs in October...
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 24, 2014

Court Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Risks Loss of Coverage

A federal court ruling barring some subsidies under the health care law raised the possibility that many of the 4.5 million people who were found eligible for them would drop their coverage...
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 22, 2014

Obamacare ruling ignores Congress' intent: Our view

In the context of the entire ACA, Congress didn't mean to limit subsidies to state exchanges...
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