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Good response to all-women bank proposal: FM

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 18:54

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said his budget proposal on setting up the country's first all-women bank has received good all-round response.

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.

Growth, fiscal discipline to be focus of Chidambaram's 8th budget

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 21:20

Adding to the finance minister's woes is the threat of ratings downgrade by global agencies.

Budget 2013: BAI seeks hike in exemption limit on home loan interest

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 15:51

Builders' Association of India (BAI) on Sunday sought increase exemption limit on interest of home loans to Rs 3 lakh from the present Rs 1.5 lakh in the Union Budget to be presented next week.

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.