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Budget measures will help in 6.5% economic growth: Rangarajan

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 22:56

Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman C Rangarajan Thursday said all the measures proposed in the Budget for 2013-14 taken together will help the country register a growth of 6.5 percent in the next fiscal year.

Budget 2013: India hikes military spending 14 percent

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 14:18

India hiked its military spending to Rs 203,672 crore (Rs 2.03 trillion/USD 37 billion), an increase of five percent over the Rs 193,407 crore outlay for 2012-13.

Union Budget 2013-14: Behind the veil of secrecy

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 08:54

Top Finance Ministry officials every year participate in a ceremony of making a metaphorical 'halwa' just before being quarantined to give final shapes to the Budget.

Commodity Transaction Tax: Why it is a bad idea

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 17:18

It is Budget time and the issue whether the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) should be imposed has cropped up again. Even as the government mulls over the contentious tax proposal, the idea has been vehemently opposed by all sides.

IT industry seeks MAT reduction to 5% in Union Budget

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 16:40

The Finance Minister is slated to announce on Thursday the budget proposals for the next fiscal.

Budget 2013: Higher taxes on super rich will affect biz sentiment, says Assocham

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 13:21

The government should focus more on high growth as the higher levy on super rich could affect the investors' sentiment, a survey has said.

Budget 2013: IDSA asks govt to revive sector; look into regulatory issues

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 12:14

Indian direct selling firms have asked the government to resolve regulatory issues to provide a distinction between direct selling and fraudulent financial pyramid schemes.

Gender Budgeting: A revolution unnoticed!

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:38

The objectives of Gender Budgeting are for committing to initiatives with the objective of influencing and effecting a change in the Ministries’ policies.

Chidambaram through his budgets

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:04

Even though budget-making is a highly technical exercise, it can’t be devoid of the emotions.

Economy to grow by 5.5% this fiscal: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 21:58

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday exuded confidence that the economy would grow by 5.5 percent in the current financial year and improve to 6 percent in 2013-14.

Economy to grow by 5.5% this fiscal: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 21:58

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday exuded confidence that the economy would grow by 5.5 percent in the current financial year and improve to 6 percent in 2013-14.

India’s growth story: Can it regain momentum?

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 12:57

Here is an overview of the Indian economy.