Budget 2015: `Govt should address concerns of both buyers and developers`

Public and Private Partnership schemes, lightening the tax burden on developers, addressing the issues of affordable housing are some of the main areas where the Real Estate sector wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to focus this time.

NDA govt might unveil reform agenda post budget?

Zee Research Group (ZRG) has listed some structural measures which can help the economy in regaining its lost momentum.

Budget modestly credit positive for India: Moody's

Rating agency Moody's Monday said the budget 2014-15 has outlined steps to support faster economic growth, but absence of detailed implementation plan makes it modestly credit positive for India.

More tax concessions when economy improves: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today promised more concessions in income tax when the economy improves.

Union Budget `directionless`, `unfeasible`: Congress

Trashing the NDA government`s budget as "directionless" and "unfeasible", Congress today slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for going "overboard on mindless populism".

CPI-M youth, student wings to hit streets against budget

Accusing the Narendra Modi central government of neglecting West Bengal and trying to please only the corporate world in the general budget, the CPI-M`s student and youth wings announced they would hit the streets in protest.

Budget: Govt sanctions Rs 13.11 cr for overseas tax offices

Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 13.11 crore for the expenditure of ten Income Tax Overseas Units (ITOUs), created to curb offshore tax evasion and promote foreign investment, in countries like Germany, USA and France.

Jewellery sector expresses disappointment with Union Budget

The gems and jewellery industry which had sought reduction in the gold import duty as well as abolition of the stringent "80:20 norms", expressed its disappointment with Union Budget.

Union Budget 2014-15: Bankers welcome Budget, say it ushers in growth environment

Bankers on Thursday hailed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's maiden budget, saying it would create an enabling environment for future growth.

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt allows manufacturers to retail on e-commerce platforms

Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said the move is not about allowing foreign retailers to sell items online, but to encourage domestic manufacturing.

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt will not rely on retro tax amendment, says Jaitley

"Will this government rely on retrospective tax legislation. My answer is no."

Union Budget 2014-15: Industry hails infra reforms announcements in Budget

Earnest & Young's Tax Partner-Infrastructure Practice, Samir Kanabar said Budget 2014 has showered much awaited reforms in infrastructure sector.

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt, RBI to devise modern monetary policy framework

With prices staying at stubbornly high level, the government and the RBI on Thursday agreed to devise a modern monetary policy framework with clear inflation targeting.

Union Budget 2014-15: Agri industry gives mixed reaction to Budget

The Budget's proposals to boost irrigation, agri-research and food processing have been received well by the industry.

Union Budget 2014-15: Industry captains hail Modi govt's first Budget

Industry players said it sets the tone for attaining higher growth trajectory, job creation and attracting investments for an economy grappling with multiple challenges.

Union Budget 2014-15: Proposals in infra, manufacturing to boost auto sector

Given the condition of the economy, the direction given in the budget is a positive one and the call for fiscal prudence is a welcome move.

Union budget states-centric: PDP

Terming the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as states-centric and gender-friendly, Opposition PDP today welcomed the special funding for various initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir.

People disappointed with Budget, hopes for `achhe din` dashed: SP

The Samajwadi Party today said the Union Budget has "highly disappointed" the people who were expecting that the BJP-led government would usher in `achhe din`.

Budget 2014-15 boost for MSME sector

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced measures for the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), while allocating a sum of Rs.10,000 crore for start-up companies in his maiden budget presented to parliament.

Cong-NCP slams budget; says Maharashtra was purposely ignored

The Congress-NCP in Maharashtra today criticised the Union Budget saying that it reflected Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s "limited vision" besides apathy towards the state.