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Budget 2016: Hopes of market bounceback fizzle out

March 1, 2016

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The wild gyrations in the stock market on Budget day were due to initial disapproval over inadequate measures taken to recapitalise banks and the seemingly unfair corporate tax treatment for large firms that form the bulk of market capitalisation.

India Markets Weekahead: Survival of the fittest

January 17, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Budget 2015: An economist’s wishlist

February 27, 2015

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Budget 2015: Be careful what you wish for

February 24, 2015

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Budget 2015: Third-generation reforms needed to galvanize economy

February 19, 2015

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Budget strikes the right chord on reviving investment

July 15, 2014

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Budget 2014 is only the first step

July 14, 2014

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Much was expected from Budget 2014/15 without realizing that India’s economy has its own rhythm, which changes only by small degrees if left to itself. That is why big-ticket reforms are necessary to quicken the pace. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had reason to move forward with caution and make changes only at the fringes.

‎India Markets Weekahead: Correction could follow budget week

July 6, 2014

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Last week’s robust pre-budget rally belied expectations, with the Nifty closing up more than 3 percent at a record high of 7,751‎. Automobile sales, manufacturing PMI as well as services PMI showed an uptick. The Iraq turmoil seems to have taken a back seat with oil prices receding from a nine-month peak. A rally in world markets, with life highs for the DJIA and S&P 500, also aided sentiment.