Expert Zone

Risk factors in Budget 2013

March 4, 2013

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Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has apparently done the impossible. He has brought down the fiscal deficit in the current year from the budgeted 5.3 percent to 5.2 percent in spite of the fall in revenues. What’s more, the deficit was further slashed to 4.8 percent in the 2013/14 budget. Is that realistic?

Budget 2013 should trim expenditure

January 30, 2013

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The year the Indian economy stalled

December 17, 2012

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The burden of India’s cash transfer scheme

December 2, 2012

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Yet another infructuous parliament session?

November 24, 2012

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Higher growth can help lower deficit

November 7, 2012

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Economic consequences of deadlock in Parliament

September 6, 2012

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Why the RBI preferred an SLR cut

August 2, 2012

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Consequences of an export squeeze

July 27, 2012

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The growth versus inflation dilemma

July 19, 2012

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