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Pranab's budget math has already gone for a toss

Apr 28, 2012

Pranab's budget math has already gone for a toss

Less than a month-and-a-half after the budget was presented, it seems the subsidy bill on food and fuel will be missed by miles #Pranab Mukherjee #Subsidies #Food Security Bill #Union Budget 2012-13 #Fuel Subsidies
4G auction before 2G? FM's earnings math suggests so

Mar 19, 2012

4G auction before 2G? FM's earnings math suggests so

When DoT is saying its spectrum auctions could take all of 400 days, is it prudent for the FM to claim Rs 40,000 crore from auctions in 2012-13. #Disinvestment #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Spectrum Auctions
Robin Hood or just Hood? FM has mugged all, rich and poor

Mar 19, 2012

Robin Hood or just Hood? FM has mugged all, rich and poor

The budget effectively spares no one - rich, poor or the middle classes. Everyone has been nicked or mugged for taxes. #Buffett Tax #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #BudgetAnalysis
Budget 2012 Do we need a 1990s crisis to shock us into reforms?

Mar 17, 2012

Budget 2012 Do we need a 1990s crisis to shock us into reforms?

Individuals who earn Rs 100 and spend Rs 150 won't usually get even a credit card. But India's profligate government thinks it will get by. #fiscal deficit #Public finance #Budget2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Budget 2012 Why not withdraw tax breaks to companies?

Mar 17, 2012

Budget 2012 Why not withdraw tax breaks to companies?

The size of revenue forgone through tax breaks is twice as big as the subsidy bill. Isn't this the place to start fixing the fiscal deficit? #Tax #Budget2012 #Subsidies in India #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Budget 2012 power sops will trim your future electricity bills

Mar 17, 2012

Budget 2012 power sops will trim your future electricity bills

The power sector has been one of the largest beneficiaries of the budget. It should help moderate future power tariff increases. #coal #Budget2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Power Projects
The end of budget as defining document

Mar 16, 2012

The end of budget as defining document

The budget this year has been reduced to an accounting statement with no roadmaps on how it is going to achieve its various goals, says Raghav Bahl. #raghav bahl #Budget2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Is budget 2012 good, bad, ugly? Here are 10 ways to rate it

Mar 16, 2012

Is budget 2012 good, bad, ugly? Here are 10 ways to rate it

Of the 10 points on which the budget can be evaluated, six are mildly positive. But the numbers could still go wrong. #Finance #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Look Subbu, I shrunk the fiscal deficit. Now, about the repo cut...

Mar 16, 2012

Look Subbu, I shrunk the fiscal deficit. Now, about the repo cut...

While the budget does not spell out concrete steps to rein in the fisc, his statements may be intended to mollify the RBI #Pranab Mukherjee #RBI #Duvvuri Subbarao #Gross Domestic Product #Deficit #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13
Is Budget 2012 about to legalise petty bribe income?

Mar 16, 2012

Is Budget 2012 about to legalise petty bribe income?

A small provision in the budget says people with unexplained incomes or credits will be taxed at the top rate, and not their bracket. #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Legalising Bribes
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