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A big leap forward
Subir Gokarn

We now see an emerging link between objectives and financial commitments

A more certain tax regime
Mukesh Butani

The Budget sticks to the 3Cs of tax policy - certainty, clarity and consistency

A very traditional Budget
Sukumar Mukhopadhyay

The finance minister does not move beyond the old approach of giving more exemptions

Numbers need to back the politics better
Rathin Roy

Enhanced tax devolution moderated to maintain resource allocation for central priorities

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Coping under pressure

Arun Jaitley had a difficult job to do, and he has coped well. He has met his headline target of restricting the fiscal deficit for the year ...

The right track

The difference with this Railway Budget

Dominic Elliott

Shrinking feeling
Dominic Elliott

RBS turnaround enters critical period

Edward Hadas

The tide
Edward Hadas

Disinflation is steelier than German metalworkers

Peter Thal Larsen

Chinese burn
Peter Thal Larsen

Australia's property market joins closed-door club

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Theories galore

Has anyone noticed how some members of the Bharatiya Janata Party are falling over each other - at least publicly - to defend Rahul Gandhi's ...

Happy anniversary

A function hosted by L K Advani to celebrate 50 years of marriage to his wife Kamla saw many senior ministers in attendance. Besides Ananth ...

Open secret

Old habits die hard, but bureaucratic habits die harder. As the corporate espionage saga began to unfold, it emerged that one of the allegedly ...

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Letters: Judging the judiciary

This refers to M J Antony's column "The Cinderella of all Budgets" (Out of Court, February 25). If Budget provision as a percentage of the gross ...

Letters: A common platform ticket

It is common for all of us to visit the railway station. It is also mandatory for us to buy a platform ticket for Rs 5. The cost is not a ...

Letters: The subsidies ritual

Shreekant Sambrani's article "Telling good subsidies from bad" (February 24) vividly explains the adverse impact of subsidies on various ...

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Governance pain of public banks

Dual regulation by the finance ministry and RBI, political influence in lending and appointment of board members have taken a toll on governance ...

Budget 2015 would also need reforms in Customs

One of the risks is to get swayed by the idea that exemptions bring popularity

TDS on payment to foreign consultant

A weekly selection of key court orders


Bumps ahead for Financial Code future

With many sections of the financial market unhappy about certain provisions of the FSLRC report, changes are likely in the modified draft


Three approaches to budget-making

The law governing manufacturing is replete with obsolescence on multiple counts

Triangular litigation over power tariff

There has been a spate of litigation between electricity generation and distribution companies, regulatory commissions and industrial consumers ...

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Vision statement unlikely to boost corporate earning

Markets will find it hard to justify stretched valuations in the face of single-digit earnings growth

Will the Budget deliver big bang reforms?

Economic Survey rules out need for such reforms; analysts believe fiscal tightening, rural stress and political debacle might be restrictive

Have Your Say

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

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T N Ninan

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T N Ninan

Prabhu was the architect of the Electricity Act of 2003, which set the stage for reforms in the power sector. He could well end up transforming the railways

Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian: Moving towards the fiscal target
Arvind Subramanian

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Akash Prakash

Akash Prakash: Manage your Budget expectations
Akash Prakash

A 1991-style big-bang Budget is not realistically likely - but here's the minimum that most investors expect to see