It is encouraging to see the FM sticking to his predecessor's FY15 fiscal deficit target of 4.1%. But it is not clear how this target will be reached due to the higher outlay, without any significant increase in revenues . Our math suggests an overshoot of 0.3% points.
Also, while the FM acknowledged the need for recapitalising PSU banks, his speech did not provide any specifics on where the around $50billion for such a recap would be procured. It is good to see FDI limits in the defence and Insurance sectors being hiked to 49%. The insurance FDI, in particular, is bound to be accompanied by multi-billion dollar inflows into the country over the next couple of years
CEO, Institutional Equities, Ambit Capital