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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

Jul 10, 2014

Union Budget 2014: PM Narendra Modi faces first test of his reform credentials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces the first major test of his reform credentials on Thursday, when his fresh-faced government presents its maiden budget amid early doubts about his willingness to make unpopular decisions...
What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Jul 29, 2014

Clash over Suffolk bill to require posting of credit card gas prices

Gas station owners clashed with union and education leaders at the Suffolk County Legislature Tuesday over a proposed local law aimed at retailers who charge credit card prices that can be $1 more per gallon than the cash price. Also Tuesday, lawmake... #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Hauppauge, NY #Long Island, NY #Montauk, NY
What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Jul 29, 2014

Nassau faces $77 million cash deficit, county comptroller says

County Comptroller George Maragos projected Tuesday that Nassau will end the year with a nearly $77 million cash deficit, primarily due to a steep decline in sales tax revenues and increasing costs of police overtime. Maragos also said in his midyear... #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Hauppauge, NY #Long Island, NY #Montauk, NY