Consumer 2017

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Budget 2017: Cigarettes, tobacco, mobiles assembled in India to turn dearer
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Budget 2017: Cigarettes, tobacco, mobiles assembled in India to turn dearer

Besides, mobile phones and LED lights assembled in India will also become dearer with the finance minister increasing duties on imported printed circuit boards and components respectively

Budget 2017: Jewellers say Budget will boost sector, drive consumption
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Budget 2017: Jewellers say Budget will boost sector, drive consumption

All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) Chairman Nitin Khandelwal opined no new tax proposals is a positive move for the sector.

Budget 2017 to have positive impact on job market: Experts
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Budget 2017 to have positive impact on job market: Experts

"Investment focus on infrastructure, including roads, highways and airport, is also going to boost employment in the sector," leading executive search firm GlobalHunt MD Sunil Goel said.

Budget 2017: Bharat Net allocation moves up to Rs 10,000 cr for 2017-18
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Budget 2017: Bharat Net allocation moves up to Rs 10,000 cr for 2017-18

Under the Bharat Net, optical fibre has been laid in 1,55,000 kms

Incentivise private sector health care in Budget for greater penetration in the country
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Incentivise private sector health care in Budget for greater penetration in the country

The government must consider incentivising various health services and initiatives in the private sector so that we can plough back money and invest in more resources and infrastructure

For myriad health challenges, Budget should aim at decentralisation and not focus on building systems
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For myriad health challenges, Budget should aim at decentralisation and not focus on building systems

True decentralisation of knowledge, decision-making authority and financial control should be promoted, which is probably the only way to effectively solve the myriad health challenges in a diverse country like India

Digital payments: Budget may give sops to PoS, micro ATM makers
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Digital payments: Budget may give sops to PoS, micro ATM makers

According to sources, the government may cut or eliminate excise duty on manufacturing of micro ATMs, finger print readers, biometric cards and PIN cards.

Jaitley should adopt three-pronged approach in Budget to increase public health expenditure
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Jaitley should adopt three-pronged approach in Budget to increase public health expenditure

Adopting a bottom-up approach and coming up with innovative and out-of-the-box solutions is the need of the hour

Gems and jewellery industry wants 5% import tax; PAN card limit to Rs 5 lakh for Budget
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Gems and jewellery industry wants 5% import tax; PAN card limit to Rs 5 lakh for Budget

The dometic gems and jewellery industry has urged the government to increase the mandatory PAN card limit to Rs 5 lakh and above and reduce the import duty on gold to atleast 5 percent in the Budget

Govt may announce incentives for gems and jewellery in Budget
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Govt may announce incentives for gems and jewellery in Budget

The industry has demanded cut in the import duty from the current 10 percent to 2 percent.

Going digital: How it evolved over last 2 years, what the Budget should do
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Going digital: How it evolved over last 2 years, what the Budget should do

Three things Union Budget should look at in context of digitisation: faster implementation, quality of basic digital infra, and impact of technology on jobs

Budget 2017: World Gold Council demands lowering of gold taxes from current 13%
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Budget 2017: World Gold Council demands lowering of gold taxes from current 13%

At present, gold attracts Customs duty of 10 percent, excise duty of 1 percent and 1.5 percent value added tax (VAT), taking total taxes on the yellow metal to 13 percent.

India's healthcare spend remains dismal; why budget should focus on better utilisation of resources
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India's healthcare spend remains dismal; why budget should focus on better utilisation of resources

Stepping up investment in public healthcare is pivotal to sustaining India’s economic growth

To boost e-commerce, Budget should simplify taxes first; here’s how it can be done
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To boost e-commerce, Budget should simplify taxes first; here’s how it can be done

As the e-commerce space is getting dynamic and evolving rapidly with several new models like Analytics, Payment gateways, Social media, 3D printing etc. several challenges have surfaced in the area of taxation

Demonetisation may be the trigger for any increase in service tax rate this budget
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Demonetisation may be the trigger for any increase in service tax rate this budget

Taxation experts have slammed any move to hike the service tax rate just months before GST comes into effect, saying industry will need to change its systems and the transition process itself will take months.

If PM Modi okays, junk food and sugary drinks could fall under fat tax net
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If PM Modi okays, junk food and sugary drinks could fall under fat tax net

The proposal to impose higher tax on junk food and sugary drinks also has a Hindutva angle to it as Baba Ramdev and RSS have been lobbying for something like this

Travel and tour operators seek tax incentives for inbound trips
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Travel and tour operators seek tax incentives for inbound trips

India should be marketed as a top leisure destination, urged tour operators

Automobile industry wants budget to simplify multiple excise duty regime
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Automobile industry wants budget to simplify multiple excise duty regime

Auto supply chain expects a simpler tax regime with all indirect taxes being subsumed in GST

Auto industry pins hope on budget to boost consumer sentiment
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Auto industry pins hope on budget to boost consumer sentiment

"Budget is something which we all are hoping that the government will bring measures to boost consumer sentiment," Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Director General Vishnu Mathur said.

From R&D boost to tax sops: 5 steps that can prop pharma revenue to $70 bn by 2020
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From R&D boost to tax sops: 5 steps that can prop pharma revenue to $70 bn by 2020

Almost 20 percent of global exports in generics from India make it the largest provider of generic medicines globally.