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Budget 2013: Reduce fiscal deficit, make poor richer

By Andrew Freris
February 20, 2013

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A lot of expectations are riding on this year’s budget. And it’s not difficult to see why.

Budget 2013: India has no room for a populist budget

By Hartmut Issel
February 14, 2013

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It is still a good year into the next general elections, yet India’s two main political parties have already set the stage for a showdown. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is closing in on the Congress party, according to opinion polls. Even though it is still early days, this puts even more pressure on the ruling party.

Budget 2013 wishlist: What the IT industry wants

By V Balakrishnan
February 8, 2013

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This has been one of the most challenging years for the IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in India with global economic uncertainty affecting revenue growth.

Budget 2013 wishlist: IT industry expects policy changes

By Keshav R. Murugesh
February 7, 2013

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Despite volatility in the global economy, the Indian IT and business process management (BPM) industry has grown steadily and is set to cross the $100 billion milestone according to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).