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Pallavi Srivastava
April 1, 2008
The wine industry in India offers an assortment of opportunities.


T.V. Mahalingam
March 18, 2008
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s populist scheme will not make much difference to farmers in the suicide-prone districts of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The day the FM announced the Budget, six farmer suicides were reported. Thirty-four farmer suicides were reported in the 10 days following the Budget. T.V. Mahalingam finds out why the waiver is a \"giant hoax\".   Loan waiver will not benefit most farmers: Left'Money for farmers will end up in party coffers'Full coverage: Budget 2008


Shamni Pande and Shalini S. Dagar
March 18, 2008
Global food prices are on a boil as biofuels and freak weather play havoc with the demand-supply equation. Food prices in India too have been inching upwards. How vulnerable are we to food price shocks? 


www.businesstoday.in
March 18, 2008
The cotton farmers in India have some cause to celebrate. India has overtaken the US as the second-largest producer of cotton, and is also now the third-largest exporter of cotton.


www.businesstoday.in
March 18, 2008
The 7th India Today Conclave brought the world’s best minds together for an exchange of ideas.


Manu Kaushik
March 17, 2008
Agriculture is offering unlimited opportunities on the back of retail.


Krishna Gopalan
March 17, 2008
Jain Irrigation Systems is the second-largest drip irrigation company in the world and one of the largest suppliers of ducting to telcos globally. The stock of Jain Irrigation Systems rose from Rs 411.10 on February 28, 2007, when Chidambaram presented his first “pro-farmer” Budget, to Rs 612.8 on March 13, 2008, a fortnight after the second such Budget. Now, it’s eyeing revenues of $1 billion. BT's Krishna Gopalan reports.


Shalini S. Dagar
March 7, 2008
Writing off farm loans worth Rs 60,000 crore, increasing Income Tax exemptions, slashing excise duties?Finance Minister Chidambaram’s Budget 2008 is aimed at winning votes in an early poll. Full coverage: Budget 2008


www.businesstoday.in
March 6, 2008
A good pre-budget analysis - What will he do? Clearly And systematically evaluates the issues, considerations and the approach that is likely to be adopted by the Finance Minister in Budget 2008.


www.businesstoday.in
March 2, 2008
In presenting the budget for 2008-09, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram seems to have achieved the impossible. He did not give up any of the ongoing schemes or subsidies; in fact, allocations for most of them have been enhanced.


www.businesstoday.in
March 2, 2008
The Finance Minister was uniquely positioned to present a landmark Budget, as Budget 2008 comes in the backdrop of robust economic growth in GDP of 8.7 per cent in 2007-08.


www.businesstoday.in
March 9, 2008
You may be a Harvard Graduate, one of the finest legal minds in the country and even an old hand at budget making, but when you are also a politician with political masters and, worse, an election to win, then you have no choice but to set aside whatever your rational mind may dictate.


www.businesstoday.in
March 1, 2008
Agriculture may be the buzzword, but sweeping duty cuts impact other sectors, too. Easily the sectors that benefitted most from Budget were auto, lifesciences, and media.


Shalini S. Dagar
March 1, 2008
Writing off farm loans worth Rs 60,000 crore, increasing Income Tax exemptions, slashing excise duties?Finance Minister Chidambaram’s Budget 2008 is aimed at winning votes in an early poll. Watch complete Budget speechHighlights of Union Budget 2008Full coverage: Budget 2008Surfers' comments on Budget 2008Read full text of FM's speechClick to read sectoral analysisRead experts views on Budget 2008Budget at a glanceWhat’s cheaper, what’s dearer?


www.businesstoday.in
March 1, 2008
Rising household incomes, per capita consumption, increased FOReign investments and growing demand from rural markets have allowed the sector to grow at a steady 12-13 per cent in 2007.


www.businesstoday.in
March 1, 2008
Some CEOs liked it, some didn’t, but few could afford to ignore Chidambaram’s 2008-09 budgetary bouquet.


Anand Adhikari and Krishna Gopalan
March 1, 2008
Has the FM done enough to address the potential impact of a US recession on India, exporters reined in by an appreciating rupee and investors caught out by volatile markets?


www.businesstoday.in
March 1, 2008
The year so far has been a mixed bag for the sector. Increased interest rates have positively impacted their spreads, while the slowdown in credit off-take has contained asset growth.


www.businesstoday.in
March 1, 2008
Millions of individuals waited with bated breath to hear whether the Finance Minister would dish out some sops to them in his direct tax proposals.


www.businesstoday.in
March 1, 2008
The Indian Textiles sector has been particularly affected by the rupee appreciation, which has marred the government’s export target of $25 billion (Rs 1,00,000 crore) during 2007-08.


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