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We also welcome the raised FDI limits to 49% in the insurance sector, which will enable us to capitalise on the immense under penetration of the sector in the country

We also welcome the raised FDI limits to 49% in the insurance sector, which will enable us to capitalise on the immense under penetration of the sector in the country

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Budget Highlights

First budget of this NDA government to lay down a broad policy indicator of the direction in whic..

Within days of my return to the Ministry of Finance, I had declared that our objectives were fisc..

The state of world economy has been the most decisive factor affecting the fortunes of every deve..

Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Budget 2013 will allocate Rs 65,867 crore to the HRD ministry..

Budget Expectations

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Fitch has a more cautious projection on divestment proceeds than the budget

Green corridor program that will create a transmission backbone for evacuation of renewable energ..

FDI should be welcomed in most areas including retail though there may be some sectoral caps said..

However, we are hopeful that the budget will be a practical budget and not a populist budget, given the FM’s track record and his recent reassurances to various segments of the market that the budget would be a pro-growth and responsible.

Since a majority of businesses are Micro and unorganized they face a challenge in getting financial support from banks even though they fall under priority lending sector.

Measures like permitting pension funds, provident funds, charitable & religious trusts to invest a small part of their corpus in Category 1 AIF and offering special incentives such as tax deduction to investors in start-ups or Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) will indeed help

Janta's Expectations

I expect the budget to address four major issues: create an ecosystem to foster economic growth, restart the process of economic re...
Posted By: Ram  Mumbai|Jul 10, 2014 08:34

Need steps to have a more stable policy environment to encourage investment. Changes in the labour law too
Posted By: Robert  Mumbai|Jul 10, 2014 08:34

More action was expected on retrospective taxation
Posted By: Komal  Mumbai|Jul 10, 2014 17:34

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Janta's Reaction

Maintaining the fiscal deficit target at 4.1% is a very bold step
Posted By: Riyaz  Mumbai|Jul 10, 2014 17:34

Posted By: SHAISHA..  AHMEDABAD|Mar 20, 2012 16:28

Change in Tax slab gives benefit for the ppl who are earning more than 8 lakh.
Posted By: Kamal  Chennai|Mar 17, 2012 11:58

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Budget Glossary

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Union Budget 2014-15

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Economic Survey 2013-14

The Economic Survey 2013-14, presented in the Lok Sabha by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has noted that as India had a large trade deficit in the first quarter, negative market perceptions led to sharper outflows in the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) investment debt segment, leading to 13.0% depreciation of the rupee between May 2013 and August 2013.

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