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Suprotip Ghosh
May 10, 2013
India should look to the US and Japan for growth, and reduce its dependence on the Eurozone for some time, says Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist at ratings agency Standard & Poor's.


Reuters
New Delhi, May 8, 2013
The ambitious bill, a priority for Congress President Sonia Gandhi, will raise India's annual food subsidy spending by 45 per cent. It promises wheat and rice at a fraction of the cost to some 810 million people.


BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, May 7, 2013
Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram held a meeting with Moody's representatives on Tuesday. Rating agencies hold such meetings with government officials to access the economic situation.


PTI
New Delhi, April 20, 2013
Energy subsidy should be eliminated and the total subsidy burden on the government should be brought down to 1.4 per cent of the GDP, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.


Sanjiv Shankaran
March 29, 2013
Over the last year, the central bank has cut the repo rate by a full percentage point, but that has hardly translated into lower borrowing rates for companies and individuals as banks are struggling to deal with the fallout of three years of elevated inflation.


Hari Ramachandran
March 11, 2013
Barring a small Commodities Transaction Tax, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram left the commodities' sector well alone.


BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, March 8, 2013
The government has sought Parliament's approval to spend an additional Rs 49,715.54 crore, mainly to meet the outgo on fuel, fertiliser and food subsidies in the current financial year.


BT Online Bureau
Pune, March 6, 2013
The government may have to freeze the diesel subsidy at the current level to protect the budget numbers at some point in time, said Chief Economic Advisor to the Finance Minister, Raghuram Rajan, while flagging concerns over the widening current account deficit.


PTI
New Delhi, March 2, 2013
While the fiscal consolidation plan unveiled in the Budget is in line with expectations, the composition of fiscal deficit reduction based on optimistic revenue rise than on spending cuts is a disappointment, Goldman Sachs has said.


Chaitanya Kalbag
February 28, 2013
Chaitanya Kalbag finds UPA II's last Budget to be a curate's egg - good only in parts and not too hard-boiled.


Mail Today Bureau
New Delhi, February 28, 2013
Austerity is definitely on finance minister P. Chidambaram's menu as he presents India's 82nd Budget today. He will focus on giving the necessary thrust to gender budgeting, infrastructure and capital markets.


V. Vaidyanathan
February 26, 2013
V. Vaidyanathan, chairman and managing director of Capital First Limited, says the budget should stimulate investments by lowering the fiscal deficit, simplifying the tax structure and reducing peak tax rates on micro and small enterprises.


K.R. Balasubramanyam
February 26, 2013
Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman and Whole-time Director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, says multi-utility vehicles are used for transportation in the rural sector and the current level of 27 per cent is way too high.


www.businesstoday.in
February 25, 2013
Your cover story Wanted a Big-Bang Budget (March 3) was a fine analysis of its various aspects. The UPA government has not only failed to continue the India growth story, but has, indeed, brought the GDP growth rate down to five per cent, the lowest in a decade.


Anand Adhikari
February 23, 2013
Rajesh Sud, CEO & MD of Max Life Insurance, says the Indian life insurance market faces numerous challenges for growth and is among the least profitable across Asia.


PTI
New Delhi, February 18, 2013
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's ministry has favoured the food ministry's Cabinet proposal to increase excise duty on sugar, to offset the financial burden on the Centre if it decides to buy the sweetener from the open market for ration shops.


www.businesstoday.in
February 27, 2013
A glance at the UPA's Budgets since it came to power in 2004 shows an upbeat start and grand plans, which eventually turned into unfulfi lled promises and desperate efforts to collect more taxes.


D. K . Srivastava
February 7, 2013
Ernst & Young's D. K . Srivastava says the right time to de-administer oil prices is when international crude oil prices are softening. Given the recessionary world economic situation, there may be such a window over the next one to two years. This may be the right time to genuinely deadminister the entire sector.


Josey Puliyenthuruthel
January 18, 2013
Thursday night's diesel price revision augurs well for the economy, especially if it is carried through with repeated increases in the coming months.


S.P.S Pannu
New Delhi, January 14, 2013
The finance ministry is making a desperate dash to the wire to contain the runaway fiscal deficit at 5.3 pc of GDP at the fag end of the financial year. A senior financial ministry official says that no funds will be released to departments in the last quarter unless they provide \"utilisation certificates\" for previous allocations.


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