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Union Budget 2017-18

Union Budget 2017-18

Arun Jaitley's budget had good news for some, bad for others

Feb 01, 2017

In pics: Arun Jaitleys budget had good news for some, bad for others

10 countries with highest defence budgets

Jan 05, 2017

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Demonetisation hit sectors that need special attention in Budget '17

Jan 04, 2017

Demonetisation hit sectors that need special attention in Budget '17

Why rail fares may see a hike this Budget

Jan 03, 2017

Why rail fares may see a hike this Budget

Shopclues co-founders talk about budget 2017

Feb 03, 2017

Shopclues co-founders talk to Business Today on the Budget 2017

FM Arun Jaitley presents Budget 2017-18 in Lok Sabha

Feb 01, 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Budget 2017-18 in Lok Sabha on February 1 , 2017. The minister announced several measures which will affect the economy.

Budget 2017: Personal taxation outlook

Feb 01, 2017

Income tax rate on income between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh cut from 10 per cent to 5 per cent, giving a relief of Rs 12,500 to individuals less than 60 years of age.

Why demonetisation had no impact on Budget 2017

Feb 01, 2017

Demonetisation has not had any major impact on the Budget 2017 moreover it feels like the goverenment has continued with its theme that it has been talking about since a considerable amount of time. Even when they were getting on with thier election mode,  they spoke of the same changes. These changes include: rural housing, poor, agricultural output, irrigation projects, rural road projects and more.

'Investment has gone on its way downwards'

Jan 30, 2017

Former planning commission member Abhijit Sen talks about the lack of demand and disappointing state of private investments.


'The economy needs state level activity'

Jan 30, 2017

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay highlights the importance of state level activity needed for the Indian economy as many state governments are caught up in the pre 90s mindset.

'If the fiscal deficit goes out of control, it will impact investor sentiment'

Jan 30, 2017

The common man will get relief from difficulty he has been through because of demonetisation but the larger reforms like roadmaps for reductions to corporate tax rates to 25 per cent is doubtful to come through

'We have entered into, what monetary policy makers call, a dark corner'

Jan 30, 2017

According to D K Srivastava, we have entered into, what monetary policy makers call, a dark corner because the inclination of people to hold on to currency has gone up.

'investment contraction is being followed by consumption contraction'

Jan 30, 2017

D K Srivastava says that the Indian economy is stuck in a macro fiscal challenege where investment contraction is being followed by consumption contraction. Now, the question is how aggressive the government can be in order to stimulate the economy.

What should FM Arun Jaitley focus on in his fourth Budget

Jan 27, 2017

Business Today Editor Prosenjit Datta moderates the pre-Budget panel discussion.

Budget 2017 - What can the govt do to support skill development?

Jan 26, 2017

Skill development has been the major focus of the Modi government which has launched campagins like Start-up India and Skill India over the past few years.

Budget 2017: Minor changes expected in excise and service tax law, says Mahesh Jaising

Jan 25, 2017

Mahesh Jaising , partner at BMR and Associates says the Budget will focus on customs duty front, and encouraging Make in India. The government might make minor changes in excise and service tax law.

Road map expected to cut corporate taxes this Budget: Mukesh Butani

Jan 25, 2017

Mukesh Butani, managing partner at BMR Legal says people expect a definitive road map for a cut in corporate taxes in line with announcements made in the 2015 Budget.

Govt should reward honest taxpayers in Budget: Vivek Gupta

Jan 25, 2017

Vivek Gupta, partner BMR Advisors says the government should reward the honest taxpayers in this Budget. The  government is expected to make announcements related to tax incentives to create employment.

Will the Finance Minister deal with the concerns around General Anti-Avoidance Rule- GAAR?

Jan 25, 2017

Now, the question is how a budget 2017 proposal counterbalance to help the Indian economy overcome the stress created by demonetisation which has impacted investments and sentiments.


5 steps government should take on education in Budget 2017

Jan 06, 2017

Success of the two flagship programmes of the government of India, Start-up India and Make in India, depends on the quality of graduates Indian institutes produce. Union Budget 2017-18, therefore needs to increrase its focus and attention to education sector by increasing public expenditure to at least 6 per cent of GDP. Education sector has to be in the list of exempted sector in order to ensure that the benefits keep on flowing to the sector which were removed or rather decreased in last year budget. 

How demonetisation will impact Budget 2017?

Jan 06, 2017

Business Today's senior associate editor, Joe C Mathew talks about the government's demonetisation decision's impact on the upcoming Union Budget