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Big outlays, little spending Why India should have two finance ministers

Jul 30, 2014

Big outlays, little spending Why India should have two finance ministers

One problem with recent budgets is the huge spending proposed. But a lot of essential spending is also not happening, delaying economic revival. We may need an extra FM to ensure plan spending #Finance minister #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #I-Day Speech #Union Budget 2014-15 #Plan Outlay
Changing direction Jaitley heralds shift to low-tax economy

Jul 27, 2014

Changing direction Jaitley heralds shift to low-tax economy

Despite presenting a compromise budget that had large elements of the UPA's approach in it, Arun Jaitley's recent articulations are indicative of a new direction. Budget 2015 will tell us if this is for real. #Arun Jaitley #finance bill #Union Budget 2014-15 #Low Taxation #Pro-Business Policies
Jaitley to address RBI board Will he outline steps taken to tackle fiscal deficit?

Jul 27, 2014

Jaitley to address RBI board Will he outline steps taken to tackle fiscal deficit?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address the board of the Reserve Bank here on August 9 amid expectations that the central bank will complement government actions by reducing rates to boost growth. #Economy #India #RBI #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Chidambaram #Subsidy #Reforms #Budget 2014 #Union budget 2014
'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Jul 20, 2014

'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Pro-business is not different from being pro-poor, said the FM. The surprise is this commonsensical statement is such a novelty in Indian political articulation. #Arun Jaitley #Tax #Budget debate #Union Budget 2014-15 #Right-Wing Philosophy
Parliament to pass Union Budget before 31 July

Jul 15, 2014

Parliament to pass Union Budget before 31 July

The debate on the Budget in the Lok Sabha will begin tomorrow and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to reply to it on July 18.
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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
What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Mar 12, 2012

What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Service tax on all services barring a negative list; changes in laws to bring Vodafone-like deals under net seen #India Inc #Budget2012 #BudgetAnalysis #Union Budget 2012 #Budget Expectations

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What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Aug 03, 2014

Infrastructure is a vital growth enabler

CRUCIAL CONNECT: The budget has brought the focus back to the beleaguered sector by setting aside Rs 387 billion for investment in NHAI while targeting 8,500 km of road construction in the current financial year The new government came to power with ...
What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Aug 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements

The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start. The Met and the International Alliance of The... #Peter Gelb #Metropolitan Opera #International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Aug 20, 2014

Nassau County faces $71.6 million deficit

Nassau County is facing a $71.6 million deficit by year's end after a three-year employee wage freeze was lifted and sales tax revenues cratered, the county legislature's budget office reported yesterday. The projected deficit does not include the es... #Jon Kaiman #Nassau County, NY