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Fiscal deficit in Apr-Feb at 114.3% of full year target

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 19:55

The deficit, which is the gap between expenditure and revenue, was 97.4 percent during April-February a year ago.

Fiscal deficit likely to come down to 4.7% in 2013-14

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 11:54

"Fiscal deficit will be restricted at 4.7 percent, but it will happen by credible means. The realisation from spectrum auction will help better the number," the official said.

Fiscal deficit, asset strain big worry for markets: Edelweiss

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 15:36

Of the eight trading sessions in the new year, the market just managed to close in the green only for two days.

'Govt must slash spending by Rs 1-tn to meet fiscal target'

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 17:39

The government will have to cut expenditure by up to Rs 1 lakh crore in the remaining part of the fiscal if it is to meet the budgeted fiscal deficit target of 4.8 percent, foreign brokerage Barclays has said.

Defeat of Congress may lead to higher fiscal deficit: Fitch

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 14:09

For the current fiscal, the government has set fiscal deficit target of 4.8 percent of the GDP.

Containing fiscal deficit can be a challenge: RBI

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 20:58

"Containing fiscal deficit in 2013-14 within the budgetary limit could be a challenge, given the level of gross fiscal deficit during the current fiscal so far," RBI said in its macroeconomic and monetary developments report released on the eve of the second quarter monetary policy announcement.

Govt will achieve fiscal deficit target for FY'14: Mayaram

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 19:34

The government will be able achieve the fiscal deficit target of 4.8 percent in the current financial year even if the Food Security programme is implemented this year, a top finance ministry official said Thursday.

FY'13 current account deficit seen at 5.1%, says BofA ML

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 16:06

India's current account deficit, which hit record high of 6.7 percent in December quarter, is likely to come at 5.1 percent of GDP for the full fiscal year 2013, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA ML) said Monday.

Maintaining fiscal deficit target extremely important: Montek

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 20:52

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday said restricting the fiscal deficit at targeted levels is "extremely important" for the economy.

Fiscal deficit at 80% of Budget estimates in Apr-Nov

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 19:39

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit -- gap between expenditure and revenue collection -- was Rs 4.13 lakh crore during the first eight months of the current fiscal, according to Controller General of Accounts (CGA) data released on Monday.

Restricting fiscal deficit to 5.3% 'doable': Chidambaram

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 13:32

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that restricting the fiscal deficit to 5.3 percent of GDP in the current fiscal is "doable".

Govt can meet fiscal deficit target of 5.3%: Rangarajan

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 14:41

The former RBI Governor also expressed hope that there would be further improvement in growth during the next fiscal.