Farmers body calls Union Budget 2018 anti-farmer, pro-corporate; alleges govt manipulated input cost figures
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Farmers body calls Union Budget 2018 anti-farmer, pro-corporate; alleges govt manipulated input cost figures

Farmers leaders said BJP had forgot its poll promise of 1.5 times return of input cost since it had come to power in 2014.

Budgets are good case studies to explain how political business cycle operates with public support
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Budgets are good case studies to explain how political business cycle operates with public support

Incentive to corporate sector, selling of public utilities and privatisation in Union Budget 2018 is justified for public needs i.e. capital for development.

Budget 2018: DEA secretary says govt will try to convince Fitch, S&P, other rating agencies on fiscal path
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Budget 2018: DEA secretary says govt will try to convince Fitch, S&P, other rating agencies on fiscal path

Moody's on Thursday said fiscal deficit projection of 3.3 percent for FY19 is in line with its forecast and the target will be achieved.

Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley reduces corporate tax rate to 25% for Rs 250 cr turnover
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Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley reduces corporate tax rate to 25% for Rs 250 cr turnover

Lowering of corporate tax is in tune with Arun Jaitley's promise in 2015-16 Budget.

Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley reveals govt mops up Rs 1 lakh cr via divestment this year; aims Rs 80,000 cr in FY19
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Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley reveals govt mops up Rs 1 lakh cr via divestment this year; aims Rs 80,000 cr in FY19

The government reduced stake in several PSUs this fiscal, including EIL, NTPC, NALCO and OIL.

Arun Jaitley has tough task to choose between populism and fiscal prudence in Union Budget 2018
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Arun Jaitley has tough task to choose between populism and fiscal prudence in Union Budget 2018

In Union Budget, small businesses may get some sops to ease pain caused to them due to chaotic rollout of GST and demonetisation

Arvind Subramanian speaks about huge market rally, says stock prices need to be backed by economic growth
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Arvind Subramanian speaks about huge market rally, says stock prices need to be backed by economic growth

Over the past two fiscal years, the Indian stock market has soared, outperforming many other major markets.

India has great expectations from govt’s economic reforms but data shows not all of them are being met
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India has great expectations from govt’s economic reforms but data shows not all of them are being met

The common man doesn’t know much about government's big ticket economic reforms but knows, for sure, their grocery bill is impacting their kitchen needs

RBI may hold repo rate in Feb as growth picks up, inflation on upward move, says Arvind Subramanian
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RBI may hold repo rate in Feb as growth picks up, inflation on upward move, says Arvind Subramanian

Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 4.88 percent in November and in December 2015 it was 3.41 percent

Rising NPAs cut banks' lending to real estate sector to 17% in 2016 from 68% in 2013: Economic Survey
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Rising NPAs cut banks' lending to real estate sector to 17% in 2016 from 68% in 2013: Economic Survey

Economic Survey says PE funds and financial institutions such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds have replaced banks as largest source of real estate sector

Household savings coming into bank deposits, life insurance funds and shares increased manifold: Economic Survey
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Household savings coming into bank deposits, life insurance funds and shares increased manifold: Economic Survey

Economic Survey says mutual funds witnessed an inflow of over Rs 2.53 lakh crore savings in April-October period of current fiscal

Economic Survey says demonetisation added more number of taxpayers, caused bigger household savings
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Economic Survey says demonetisation added more number of taxpayers, caused bigger household savings

As per Economic Survey analysis, new filers reported an average income, in many cases, close to income tax threshold of Rs 2.5 lakh

Budget 2018: Fiscal slippage not a bigger worry than faltering economy; Jaitley shouldn't repeat UPA's mistake
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Budget 2018: Fiscal slippage not a bigger worry than faltering economy; Jaitley shouldn't repeat UPA's mistake

The additional spending, if directed to kickstart economic engines, can work well to regain the growth momentum, even at the cost of a one-off fiscal slippage

Union Budget 2018: Pressure on FM Arun Jaitley to fulfil promise of cutting corporate tax rate to 25%
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Union Budget 2018: Pressure on FM Arun Jaitley to fulfil promise of cutting corporate tax rate to 25%

In the upcoming Union Budget 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be under pressure to moderate tax rate for the industry which was promised a lower corporate tax of 25 percent by the government three years ago

Maharashtra drought crisis: Agriculture sector to decline by 2.7%, claims state's Economic Survey
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Maharashtra drought crisis: Agriculture sector to decline by 2.7%, claims state's Economic Survey

The severe drought gripping parts of Maharashtra has left its imprint on the Economic Survey, which says agriculture is expected to decline by 2.7%.

Real Estate Bill will be a reality in this Budget session: Venkiah Naidu
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Real Estate Bill will be a reality in this Budget session: Venkiah Naidu

Naidu on Monday confidently said that the Real Estate Bill will become a "reality" during the ongoing Budget session of Parliament.

Budget 2016: It's not all that great; here are a few missing links in Jaitley's budget
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Budget 2016: It's not all that great; here are a few missing links in Jaitley's budget

Very few startups make profits in the first two to three years of their operations.

Budget 2016: Over Rs 7,290 crore allocated for AMRUT, 'Smart Cities' Mission
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Budget 2016: Over Rs 7,290 crore allocated for AMRUT, 'Smart Cities' Mission

The government on Monday allocated about Rs 7,296 crore for two central schemes of urban transformation, AMRUT and 'Smart Cities' Mission

Budget 2016: A pro-poor budget; adherence to fiscal deficit a big positive, say experts
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Budget 2016: A pro-poor budget; adherence to fiscal deficit a big positive, say experts

Here is what experts ranging from macroeconomic, infrastructure to banking sector have to say on Budget 2016

Budget 2016: Accelerate infra facilities to make India a manufacturing hub
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Budget 2016: Accelerate infra facilities to make India a manufacturing hub

Demand and supply-side constraints restrict Indian manufacturing firms from being competitive with their global compatriots.