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Modi’s first budget can be a great start

By William Wilson
July 9, 2014

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There are few opportune moments for a nation to enact bold economic reforms. For India, this week is one of them as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government unveil their first budget since sweeping to power in a landslide victory last May.

Budget 2013: An opportunity missed

By Ambareesh Baliga
March 1, 2013

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Budget 2013: Eye on short-term and long-term objectives

February 22, 2013

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India’s annual budget always attracts a lot of interest and this year’s edition will be especially important. Budget 2013 is not just significant because it’s the last to be tabled before parliamentary elections due next year but also in light of economic headwinds.

Budget 2013: What the oil and gas sector expects

By Lalit Kumar Gupta
February 21, 2013

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India’s oil and gas sector, often regarded as the country’s growth engine, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but the quest to reach the top of global league remains a challenge because of rising under-recoveries and lack of policy incentives.

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: Getting the wow factor back

By R Rajagopal
February 14, 2013

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Gone are the days when Indians used to wait for the budget in February to buy new things. In the 1990s, capital market investors also waited with bated breath for the annual budget to spell out tax and policy measures that affected the fortunes of sectors and companies.

Budget 2013: Focusing on growth Chidambaram’s only hope

By Vishal Shah and Smit Sheth
February 11, 2013

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When P. Chidambaram entered the corridors of  North Block in August last year after his appointment as India’s finance minister for the third time, he had his work cut out.

Budget 2013: High on expectations again

February 8, 2013

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It’s budget time in India once again, the annual month of anxiety and expectations that everyone awaits with bated breath.

Budget 2012: Politics is the art of the possible

By Andrew Freris
March 19, 2012

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Is the fiscal deficit phony?

March 19, 2012

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