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Congress opposes toll tax hike, threatens stir

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:09

Opposition Congress in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday threatened to launch an agitation if the toll tax hike for commercial vehicles entering Delhi, was not rolled back immediately and a fresh tender not issued within next 15 days.

Opposition attacks BJP on toll tax hike in Delhi

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 00:11

The BJP-led NDMC House witnessed stiff resistance from the Opposition over the issue of hike in toll tax rates for commercial vehicles entering the city, which comes into effect from July 1.

Sales tax hike dents Japanese economy

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:37

Despite some good news -- unemployment held at a seven-year low and Tokyo`s war on deflation logged another victory -- the slate of economic data confirmed fears that jacking up the consumption tax would deal a blow to spending and the wider economy.

Japan consumer inflation rises 3.2% on-year in April after tax hike

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:12

The rise in inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, was higher than a 1.3 percent increase in March, data from the internal affairs ministry showed.

Japan consumer inflation rises 3.2% on-year in April after tax hike

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 05:38

Japanese consumer inflation rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in April after the nation`s sales tax was hiked that month while household spending plunged, the government said Friday.

Japan Q1 growth fastest in more than 2 years before tax hike

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 08:47

The 5.9 percent annualised expansion in the first quarter handily beat expectations of 4.2 percent growth in a Reuters poll of economists.

Japan tax hike takes toll on auto sales

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 13:04

Japanese auto sales dropped 11.4 percent in April from a year ago.

Japan factory output jumps ahead of tax hike, outlook murky

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:20

Labour demand continued to improve and household spending rose more than expected, providing hope that domestic demand could underwrite a recovery after lacklustre growth in the fourth quarter of last year.

BOJ's Sato says no need to forestall tax hike pain with more easing

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 13:48

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is readying a USD 182 billion package this week in his latest bid to pull the economy out of deflation and bolster it ahead of the tax hike next April.

Japan to tell G20 it will raise sales tax as planned: Finmin

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 08:49

Japan will tell G20 nations at a summit this week that it plans to go ahead with a two-stage sales tax hike from next year, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday.

Japan Q2 growth slower than expected, tax hike outlook uncertain

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 09:27

Japan's economy grew an annualised 2.6 percent in April-June, a third straight quarter of expansion but slower than expected, which may heighten calls to delay a planned sales tax hike to ensure the country makes a sustained escape from deflation.

EDMC to rollback property tax hike

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 18:46

The councillors agreed that increase of tax from 12 to 20 percent should be rolled back.