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UNION BUDGET 2014-15

UNION BUDGET 2014-15

What Corporate India thinks about Budget 2014

Jul 10, 2014

Business Today spoke to Indian business leaders on what they thought about Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's first Budget, for the 2014-15 fiscal.

What CEOs want from Budget 2014-15

Jun 26, 2014

Business Today speaks to CEOs about their expectations from Union Budget 2014-15.

Arun Jaitley presents Modi govt's first Budget

Jul 10, 2014

"People of India have voted decisively for change," Jaitley said in what was the maiden budget for himself and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Sadananda Gowda presents Rail Budget amid fund crunch

Jul 08, 2014

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda on July 8 presented his first budget, the Railway Budget for fiscal 2014/15, in Parliament. Funds of about Rs 5 lakh crore are required for the next 10 years for completing ongoing projects alone, the minister said.

Will find a way to fast-track project approvals: Javadekar

Jul 04, 2014

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and his predecessor Manish Tiwari discuss how fast-tracking approvals to projects can boost the economy.

'Challenges remain to implement Food Security Act'

Jul 04, 2014

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan talks about how the new government plans to iron out the issues related to the Food Security Act's implementation across states.

Need time to end economy's troubles: Nitin Gadkari

Jul 03, 2014

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and his predecessor Kamal Nath discuss the ways the Narendra Modi government's first budget can help India return to over 8 per cent growth rate.

'Govt should plan raising agriculture, manufacturing output in Budget'

Jul 01, 2014

Ajit Ranade, chief economist at Aditya Birla Group says the government should tame inflation, ensure fiscal consolidation, raise agricultural and manufacturing growth in the July Budget.

'Govt should lay out a roadmap to cut revenue deficit in Budget'

Jul 01, 2014

Arvind Virmani, former chief economic advisor, says the government should lay out a roadmap for bringing revenue deficit to zero within three years.


'Budget 2014-15 should focus on manufacturing growth'

Jul 01, 2014

Dhiraj Mathur, executive director at PwC India, says growth of the manufacturing sector should be a top priority for the government in the Budget.



'Govt should avoid controversial structural reforms in Budget'

Jul 01, 2014

Satya Poddar, Partner, EY says the government should avoid controversial structural reforms in the Budget that may dampen investor sentiment. The government should provide stimulus to raise capital spending.

Home buyers and realtors to benefit from REITs

Home buyers and realtors to benefit from REITs

Aug 14, 2014

The finance minister has cleared the ambiguity surrounding taxation of REITs, removing a big hurdle to their launch.

Vijay Bharech(L), deputy manager and Tapati Ghose(R), partner at Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP.

How amendments made in personal taxes reflects fiscal prudence

Aug 14, 2014

Accepting the challenge of maintaining the fiscal deficit at 4.1% for the financial year 2014-15, a budgetary framework has been cast - amendments made on the personal tax front reflect the overall objective of fiscal prudence.

How debt funds have been hit hard by new tax proposals

How debt funds have been hit hard by new tax proposals

Aug 06, 2014

The Budget proposes to increase the tax on long-term gains from non-equity mutual funds from 10% to 20% after indexation.

Retirement funds now given same tax benefits pension funds

Retirement funds now given same tax benefits pension funds

Aug 06, 2014

On SEBI's recommendation for the pension market, retirement funds floated by fund houses will now be given the same tax benefits as other pension funds with the new budget.

How budget 2014 simplifies investing

How budget 2014 simplifies investing

Aug 06, 2014

Buying insurance can be a daunting task due to the sheer volume of information that you have to provide in the proposal form.

How the Budget impacts product prices

How Budget 2014 impacts product prices

Aug 06, 2014

Like all preceding years, cigarettes and gutkhas are set to get more expensive. However, the Budget also delivered pleasant surprises by making some products cheaper.

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Jaitley's maiden Budget gives big push to agriculture

Jul 24, 2014

The budget listed many measures to improve irrigation, strengthen warehousing, expand R&D, boost farm credit, enhance productivity, etc.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

'Budget 2014 an opportunity lost for Narendra Modi govt'

Jul 24, 2014

In the politics of the country, there has been a clean break from the past. This ought to have been followed on taxation too.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley.

'Budget 2014 is a decent job given economic constraints'

Jul 23, 2014

Treating the taxpayer as a customer will help improve mutual trust.

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Govt's pursuit of fiscal deficit target will hit growth

Jul 22, 2014

Chances are next to nil that the revenue targets can be met. Further, the central government has rarely succeeded in meeting disinvestment targets and some slippage is quite likely.