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Copper industry seeks import duty cut on copper cathodes

Currently, the tariff duty applicable on import of copper cathode is 5% ad valorem, while copper concentrate attracts no duty

Factbox: Expectations from 2013-14 Union Budget

FM expected to push fiscal consolidation through spending cuts while looking to increase revenues to ward off the threat of a credit rating ...

Budget & Banking

Chidambaram meets RBI Governor ahead of budget

Ahead of the budget, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today held consultations with Reserve Bank Governor Duvvuri Subbarao here.

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Some sops likely in UPA-II's last budget before elections

The challenge for Chidambaram would be to keep every constituent happy, arrest decelerating economic growth and bring down fiscal deficit to ...

Budget & Auto

Indians graduating to bigger cars

Auto companies see sales of small cars dwindling contrary to popular belief that

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IT industry seeks MAT reduction to 5% in Union Budget

Currently, business losses can be forwarded only for a minimum of 10 yrs

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Panel favours including interest on the tax refund in Budget

Parliamentary committee says there is no reason why the Tax Department cannot make broad estimates of interest liability on tax refunds

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Super-rich tax? Redo the I-T slabs first
Anjani Kumar

An equitable tax regime makes more sense than debates over whether the rich should pay more


Don't assume a recovery

What the crash in company orders means for Budget projections


The spendthrift states
A K Bhattacharya

State finance ministers are relying on Central transfers rather than their own tax efforts to bridge their deficits