The complete Speech of Union Budget 2015-16

India Infoline News Service  | Mumbai February 28, 2015 14:17 IST


Though the Union Budget is essentially a Statement of Account of public finances, it has historically become a significant opportunity to indicate the ... Read more

Budget Analysis

Union Budget 2015-16: Balancing Act

The finance minister has delivered a practical budget that addresses many crucial areas topping the government agenda. The Budget would please rating agencies given its visibly significant control over the twin deficits and inflation with growth targeted at 8-8.5%. The GAAR applicability deferment by two years and the commitment to prospective taxation would certainly win the confidence of foreign investors.Read more


Budget Preview 

Union Budget Preview 2015-16: Laying the Cornerstone

The Union Budget 2016 would be a growth enabler, as well as one that adheres to the path of fiscal consolidation. We believe the Finance Minister will be in a position to balance both objectives of spurring growth and fiscal consolidation, by budgeting for higher divestment of holdings in listed companies, telecom and coal auctions to increase revenue and partly curtailing non-Plan expenditure. ... Read more


Janta Expectation

  • I had expected him to reduce taxes more for the 30% segment. Very unfair.
  • 80,000 secondary schools to get upgrade. Positive for Educomp.. This will benfit the Bschool sectors but the question arise will there be governmental school build up at higher level for the rural or no urban areas
  • GST to bring greater transparency and tax inflows. The tax problem is a issue in India not for the richer people as money goes and come but for the poor people money goes but difficult to come. Tax plan should be in such a way that there is a no harm financially to the poverty line people who working hard for bread of their life
  • Public dept mngmt office to be set up this year . not just setting departments but also making it work ethically, efficiently and effectively is a bigger challenge in India
  • will efforts be taken in providing education fracility and job opportunities for the rural areas and backwards areas residing in corners of India

Janta Reaction

  • Focus has been towards the hinterland of India – agriculture, rural and overall infrastructure. Rationalisation of excise and service tax is a step towards migration to GST. Promised reduction in corporate taxes and deferment of GAAR are positives for the market. Higher Focus on the rural economy would aid rural consumption in the long run.
  • Though the previous FY17 fiscal deficit target of 3% has been rolled over to FY18, the budget has laid roadmap towards growth, lot depends on execution now
  • NCC, J Kumar , Simplex Infra and KNR Construction as well as developers like Sadbhav Engineering and Ashoka Buildcon will be key beneficiaries because of construction push
  • big disappointment was the paltry allocation to the re-capitalization of public sector banks – which is deemed necessary to break the logjam that currently exists in that space. Last year only Rs 120 billion was allocated for this purpose, which was clearly deemed insufficient. Expectations of a much higher allocation this year were belied with only Rs 80 billion being allocated.
  • A key shortcoming of previous Budgets has been a significant overestimation of tax revenues. It was clear at the time of the Budget that either nominal GDP or assumption of tax buoyancy were ambitious, and therefore if they did not pan out, something else (read capex would need to give). Therefore, the revenue assumptions of this Budget were always going to be closely watched.

Economic Survey 2014-15

A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Economic Survey 2014–15 reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous 12 months, summarizes the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term. This document is presented to both houses of Parliament during the Budget Session..Read more



Budget Documents

All About The Budget - The Union Budget this time makes a good attempt to guide the economy in the right direction: it raised outlay on infra spend by 33% including on roads, railways and rural infra, made minimal increase in tax rates and yet targets to lower the fiscal deficit (FD) to 3.9% of GDP in FY16. Read the complete details of Union Budget FY16 here...Read more





Sectoral News

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  • Aviation
  • Banks
  • Oil & Gas
  • Capital Goods
  • FMCG
  • Mining & Mineral
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • IT - Software


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Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Eicher Motors 15311.1 526.1 3.32
SML ISUZU 1465.15 16.7 1.13
TVS Motor Co. 244.45 0.25 0.1


Vistara launches mobile app with mobile check-in features

Vistara pledged an education grant of Rs. 200,000 to Salaam Baalak Trust for the under privileged children who had flown...Read more


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Global Vectra 52.55 1.25 2.32
Jet Airways 449.6 7.15 1.57


LIC Housing Finance Q4 net profit Rs.378.2 crore

Total Income has increased from Rs. 24779.426 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 to Rs. 28605.925 million for ...Read more


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Kotak Mah. Bank 1386.55 31.85 2.25
Central Bank 103.85 1.15 1.1
HDFC Bank 1018.25 11.4 1.11


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
O N G C 330 2.35 0.72
Selan Expl. Tech 286.05 33.6 13.31
Oil India 520.9 9.9 1.94


'Make in India' a hit with global markets

Launching the Make in India initiative on September 25, 2014 was another notable step which he took in an attempt to str...Read more


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
T R I L 259.35 1.6 0.61
A B B 1355.55 27.2 1.97
ECE Inds. 154.7 4.75 2.98


FMCG Newsletter - April 13 to 17, 2015

Unilever announced its results for the first quarter of 2015. The company's total turnover increased 12.3% to €12.8 bi...Read more


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Gillette India 4610.6 138.45 2.92
Hatsun AgroProd. 319.5 3.45 1.09
P & G Hygiene 7115.65 32.25 0.45


Coal Min approves transfer of coal linkage of Panipat Thermal Power Station

The decision has been taken on the basis of recommendations of the Standing Linkage Committee (Long Term) which consider...Read more


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Orissa Minerals 3152.3 6.4 0.2
Indian Metals 217.1 19.5 8.24
Coal India 380.4 3.25 0.85


Snapdeal banned to sell prescription drugs by FDA

Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has banned e-commerce firm for selling prescription drug...Read more


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Celestial Biolab 59.8 0.05 0.08
Glaxosmit Pharma 3273.45 39.3 1.19
Themis Medicare 138 2.5 1.78


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Unitech 16.85 0.25 1.46
Indbull.RealEst. 65.35 1.15 1.73
TCI Developers 299.8 3.8 1.28


Symbol CMP      Chg      Chg (%)
Dynacons Tech. 3.85 0.1 2.67
Cigniti Tech. 440.75 10.4 2.31
Goldstone Tech. 6 0.1 1.64
Company Price % Gain
GHCL 81.9 5.41
C P C L 77.3 5.1
IDBI Bank 81.8 4.6
Heritage Foods 338 4.32
SRF 1065.7 3.72

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Sector Performance

Sector Mcap (Rs.Cr) Up / Down      Chg (%)
IT - Software 11,21,756.67 63.41 / 36.59
Banks 10,93,854.15 40.00 / 60.00
Pharmaceuticals 6,04,726.98 62.03 / 37.97
Refineries 5,22,890.19 75.00 / 25.00
Automobile 5,11,685.87 68.75 / 31.25
Finance 4,97,014.67 59.72 / 40.28
Crude Oil & Natural Gas 4,86,225.46 57.14 / 42.86
FMCG 4,28,665.87 75.86 / 24.14
Mining & Mineral products 3,97,321.39 47.06 / 52.94


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Budget Glossary

AD-VALOREM DUTIES These are the duties determined as a certain percentage of price of the product.

AD-VALOREM DUTIES It is a statement of receipts and expenditure of states for the financial year, presented to Parliament by the government. It is divided into three parts: Consolidated Fund, Contingency Fund and Public Account.