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Budget 2013 not a death knell for reforms

By Hartmut Issel
March 4, 2013

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In announcing the new budget, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram tried to square the circle. On the one hand, with the prospect of elections next year or possibly sooner, handing out costly goodies was always going to be a temptation. On the other hand, like its Western counterparts, the Indian government was faced with the fact that it must rein in public spending, which could anger some voters, not to mention dampen economic growth.

Budget 2012: Politics is the art of the possible

By Andrew Freris
March 19, 2012

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Budget 2012: IT sector expects tax measures

By Jayant Jain and Sonia Agrawal
March 12, 2012

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Budget 2012: Need for innovative incentives

By Robin Roy
March 12, 2012

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