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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

Sep 19, 2014

An English parliament? Thats a recipe for instability

The UK must remain strong enough for the English to treat their neighbours with generosity, or the union is in peril There is a clear imperative for greater devolution within England. Highly centralised powers and budgets have failed to promote balan... #London #Northern Ireland #National Health Service #Wales
What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Sep 15, 2014

Unions hope to negotiate as budget vote nears

With the city scheduled to vote on the 2015 budget Thursday, both public union presidents reiterated their willingness to negotiate over health care costs. “We would really like to start sitting down at the table before October 1,” said Firefighters ... #London #Northern Ireland #National Health Service #Wales
What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Sep 19, 2014

Doctors will fight attempts to charge for 'free' GP visits

DOCTORS say they will resist attempts to make people entitled to "free GP visits" pay a small out-of-pocket fee as signalled by the Government. Dr Trevor Duffy, President of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), said these so-called co-payments are a... #United States Department of Health and Human Services #Leo Varadkar