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Have UPA's good intentions died with the budget?
Economy

Have UPA's good intentions died with the budget?

The budget was hailed as non-populist in an election year. But maybe the populism is coming after the budget.

Adequate public spending to stimulate 7% growth rate, says FM
Economy

Adequate public spending to stimulate 7% growth rate, says FM

Seeking to dispel fears over the state of economy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the country will return to high growth of 7 percent in two years and promised adequate public spending to stimulate it.

Firms can invest in tax-free bonds having high rates: govt
Investing

Firms can invest in tax-free bonds having high rates: govt

In the Union Budget for 2013-14, the government authorised raising of up to Rs 50,000 crore through issue of tax-free bonds.

Budget disappointing, say parties in Lok Sabha
Economy

Budget disappointing, say parties in Lok Sabha

Sumitra Mahajan (BJP) said there was nothing much in the budget and suggested that the assurance of setting up of a omen's bank was more of a gimmick.

'Roll-out of DTC, GST key to meeting medium-term fiscal aims'
Economy

'Roll-out of DTC, GST key to meeting medium-term fiscal aims'

To meet the expected revenue target, it would be better for the government to start mopping up its non-tax revenue right from the beginning, says Dharmkirti Joshi, senior director and chief economist at Crisil

Moody's praises Budget 2013 as realistic, positive for India
Economy

Moody's praises Budget 2013 as realistic, positive for India

India's fiscal consolidation plans could pave the way for monetary easing, thus helping revive economic growth, Moody's added.

Govt takes first step to control 'flipping' in real estate market
Economy

Govt takes first step to control 'flipping' in real estate market

TDS aims to make property transactions more transparent as it increases property sale records and helps curb the black money component to some extent. However, compliance issues would make it difficult for every one involved.

Budget 2013: Hedge against inflation, new avenues to save tax
Investing

Budget 2013: Hedge against inflation, new avenues to save tax

Inflation Indexed Bonds/Inflation Indexed National Security Certificates will be launched to ensure that small investors can hedge against inflation.

Cong doesn't need populism, jobs, growth can win confidence too: FM
Economy

Cong doesn't need populism, jobs, growth can win confidence too: FM

when questioned on party members becoming more populist closer to the elections, Chidambaram said he was confident of the Congress going into elections if there is growth, more jobs, tamed inflation andthe people have the confidence that tomorrow will be better than today

It's not just tax treaties: Why foreigners aren't impressed with Budget 2013
Economy

It's not just tax treaties: Why foreigners aren't impressed with Budget 2013

The point is very basic. We don't earn all the money that we want to spend. There is also very little acknowledgement of the mistakes that have made by the government over the past few years.

Excise hike on SUVs hit Maruti, Hyundai sales the most
Business

Excise hike on SUVs hit Maruti, Hyundai sales the most

Domestic car sales have slumped for both Maruti Suzuki India and Hyundai Motor India as buyers postpone purchases and inventory pileup extends from petrol cars earlier to diesel cars now.

Now Indians will have to work even harder for a smoke
Economy

Now Indians will have to work even harder for a smoke

We look at who has to work hardest to earn enough money for a cigarette.

Has ambition got the better of Reformer Chidambaram?
Economy

Has ambition got the better of Reformer Chidambaram?

The budget does not do any credit to the reformist credentials of Chidambaram, the one person in UPA with free-market beliefs.

Budget 2013 verdict: Taxes, growth, markets
Budget 2013

Budget 2013 verdict: Taxes, growth, markets

Firstpost columnists Vivek Kaul and Arjun Parthasarathy, and editors R Jagannathan, Saurav Majumdar, and Venky Vembu discussed the budget in a Google Hangout yesterday. Following is a summary of the debate.

Budget poses fertiliser spending crunch in 2013-14
Economy

Budget poses fertiliser spending crunch in 2013-14

After effectively halving its subsidy on fertilisers for 2013/14 in the budget, India will have to allow producers to take the politically sensitive step of hiking urea prices to farmers or provide additional funding, industry officials say.

Budget 2013: Even athletics gets more funds than hockey
Sports

Budget 2013: Even athletics gets more funds than hockey

If you go by the numbers, it seems the Sports Authority of India still believes that archery and boxing — despite their federations currently suspended — deserve a hefty raise.

Growth budget? The momentum is still southwards
Economy

Growth budget? The momentum is still southwards

The growth downtrend has not been reversed in Q3. Will Q4 be any better?

Budget 2013: Infra, housing, Bollywood have reason to cheer
Business

Budget 2013: Infra, housing, Bollywood have reason to cheer

Gloom is largely limited to high-end and luxury goods like expensive mobiles, SUVs, and yachts. On the whole, the FM seems to have achieved the unenviable task of delivering growth, reining inflation and mopping up resource.

Except equity boost for AI, Budget 2013 does nothing for aviation
Business

Except equity boost for AI, Budget 2013 does nothing for aviation

No roadmap, not even a mention of reducing taxes on jet fuel in the Budget means nothing much will change for the domestic aviation industry in the new fiscal.

Budget 2013: Why SUV found special mention this budget day
Business

Budget 2013: Why SUV found special mention this budget day

As of now, small cars are taxed at 12 percent excise duty whereas large cars- and that includes SUVs-are charged 27 percent duty. With today's Budget announcement, there is confusion over which cars will not attract higher duty.