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India has taken a bet on the fiscal front. The risk may need to be balanced by not reducing the interest rate in next three to six months
The new set-up will help the RBI escape from the mud-slinging from the finance ministry every time there is rate hike, but will also reduce its powers
If the government has to succeed in meeting at least 60 percent of the target, it has to keep the FIIs in good stead
The NDA has been lucky as inflation is trending downwards and overseas gold prices are also falling. But Jaitley seems to have missed a chance by not cutting gold import duty
Arun Jaitley has redeemed himself with his second budget, after the failure of the first one to set the Yamuna on fire. This one sticks to the path of "creative incrementalism" and should deliver results over the medium term
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley decides to plump for growth, eases fiscal deficit target to push public investment; significant reforms on black money, ease of business and entrepreneurship
The budget fails to address the urgent requirements in the healthcare sector
The FM has taken heed of the global slowdown and the inherent opportunity and risk that lie there
The Budget may have plenty of positives from a 12-month perspective, but it will no longer be a talking point for the market beyond the next couple of weeks
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2015-16 delivers a raw deal to the agriculture sector, seems to be the consensus view among bodies representing farmers.
The attractive pre-election campaign on minimum government does not get reflected in the budget.
Jaitley disappointed Congress. It’s not about the disappointment over the budget by a rival party. It's about how Jaitley gave them no reason to complain.
Are fiscal fundamentalists right to be worked up over the decision by finance minister Arun Jaitley not to stick to the laid down fiscal path?
Around 3% of Indians pay income tax. If more corporates are likely to pay more tax at lower rates, can't the same assumption be made for individual tax payers as well? Further, like the corporates income tax laws, can't the personal income tax laws simplified as well?
In the absence of a recapitalisation roadmap, the government has to bring down its stake in banks to below 51 percent
Despite getting one-time exemption on capital gains, domestic investors don’t gain much
The West Bengal government described the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday as "anti-people".
The Finance Minister has explained why he has gone back on his promise of raising income tax exemptions for the salaried class.
Mine owners of Goa today said they are disappointed with the Budget as their demand of scrapping export duty on iron ore has not been addressed.