India Insight

Highlights – President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to parliament

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2014

The new government will pursue an economic reform agenda that foresees introducing the goods and services tax, encouraging foreign investment and speeding approvals for major business projects, President Pranab Mukherjee said in a parliamentary address on Monday.

A look at India’s last five annual budgets

February 6, 2013

The countdown has begun for the biggest business and economic event of the year, the release of India’s annual budget at the end of February, and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has a tough job on his hands. With general elections a year away, he must please voters, boost growth and control deficits.

Abhijit Mukherjee’s foot-in-mukh moment steals spotlight from rape cases

December 27, 2012

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Congress strikes two birds with one stone

June 16, 2012

Why so much euphoria over the presidential polls? Shouldn’t the government concentrate on the economy; it’s a ceremonial post after all, we thought.

Mr Pranab Mukherjee, did we hear ‘austerity’?

May 21, 2012

India is going through a rough patch. The common man knows it, foreign investors know it and so does our government.

As the economy and markets struggle, India needs tough actions

May 14, 2012

Slowing growth, a falling rupee, sliding stock markets, a rising current account deficit, drying foreign inflows and policy paralysis at the centre. Things certainly don’t look rosy for India.

Budget 2010: Reactions from the common man

February 26, 2010

Rohan Dua spoke to people on the streets of New Delhi as Pranab Mukherjee tabled the 2010/11 Budget in parliament –

How to rate the budget?

February 26, 2010

INDIA-BUDGET/When the finance minister presents the budget, the stock market moves one way or the other.

Budget 2010: Time for annual guessing game

February 12, 2010

It’s a laudable effort that often gets more brickbats than bouquets. This year, when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presents the Union budget in parliament on February 26, he will walking a tightrope between managing ballooning fiscal deficit and supporting economic recovery in Asia’s third-biggest economy.

Jury still out on Indo-U.S. “unclear” deal

June 24, 2008

US President Bush raises his glass for a toast with Indian Prime Minister Singh at an official dinner …US President Bush raises his glass for a toast with Indian Prime Minister Singh at an official dinner …You could be forgiven for thinking that the civilian nuclear deal with the United States is all about whether India holds early elections or not.