July 14, 2014 15:27 (IST)
Though the expectations were to set a framework and remove the bottlenecks under various regulations, clearances, Budget 2014 has been able to formulate and commit towards taking the first step, writes Himanshu Doshi.
July 14, 2014 12:32 (IST)
Budget 2014 was looked upon as the primary opportunity for the new government to provide a boost to the economy while continuing to improve the state of the fiscal deficit. In this regard, there was little doubt that the Finance Ministry had a daunting task before it to balance both major challenges faced by the economy.
July 14, 2014 11:08 (IST)
Though overall there is not much in the budget specifically for auto sector, the new government's industry friendly outlook should hopefully provide automotive industry a new lease of life, writes Chetan Kakariya.
July 13, 2014 16:14 (IST)
There is a need to enhance domestic production and India's energy security, says Sanjay Grover.
July 11, 2014 13:28 (IST)
To bolster the manufacturing sector, a slew of basic customs duty (BCD) reductions have been proposed, writes Abraham Kuruvilla.
July 11, 2014 12:48 (IST)
On the whole, the measures which the government has introduced through the budget represent a positive beginning, writes Amarpal Chadha.
July 11, 2014 11:12 (IST)
Congress is looking for specifics and a clear roadmap, writes Shashi Tharoor.
July 10, 2014 20:31 (IST)
Where are the promised big reforms, asks AAP's Ashutosh
July 10, 2014 18:24 (IST)
Disappointments include low FDI cap in defence, writes Ashok Mali
July 10, 2014 16:25 (IST)
Arun Jaitley's first budget, also the first in a quarter century being presented by a government which enjoys a simple majority, had raised expectations to unimaginable levels
July 09, 2014 14:47 (IST)
The Union Budget is a pretty important day of the year; in fact it is the most important day of the year from an economic perspective. Even when we look at non-election years, Union Budgets have had the power to sway the markets considerably.
July 09, 2014 11:30 (IST)
A clear majority for the NDA government has revived sentiments and sparked huge expectations that the government will deliver on reforms and come out with steps to revive India's economy. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's maiden budget is coming on the back of chances of a worst possible monsoon in the last decade and escalated crude prices triggered by Iraq crisis.
July 07, 2014 17:01 (IST)
With a new government in place, the builders are again going to town seeking growth triggers in the 2014 budget. What are their expectations and how realistic are they? Let's take a look:
July 07, 2014 11:32 (IST)
The study, presented to the Finance Minister and the newly-set up SIT on black money, says the extent of unaccounted money generated in today's globalised Indian economy could go upto 71 per cent of India's GDP.
Written By: Shefali Malik | July 05, 2014 16:59 (IST)
Good politics must be good economics. Narendra Modi is counting on good economics to show the way for good politics. The sentiment around India has seen a definite change; fundamentals should change if policy decisions show the way. There is little doubt that capital is on the sidelines, waiting to chase growth.
July 04, 2014 13:47 (IST)
While most analysts would still label the real estate industry as a "high-risk, reasonable reward" opportunity, those who made it big would swear by it.
June 30, 2014 13:38 (IST)
In a recent article for NDTV, MK Venu has argued that in a bid to win the general elections Mr Modi, being fully aware of the limitations of the central government, made such unreasonable promises to the electorate that he now has to lower expectations or face premature discontent.
June 30, 2014 12:11 (IST)
Delayed reforms and policy backlog had stalled industrial growth rate in the last few years. The Auto industry was not an exception and it has experienced a sluggish phase with single digit growth rates in overall volumes, and de-growth in cars and commercial-vehicle segments.
June 27, 2014 13:49 (IST)
During the last decade, India's oil and gas imports have been rising due to increased oil and gas consumption. The domestic production has been unable to keep pace with the rising demand.
June 26, 2014 10:36 (IST)
The Indian economy today is in urgent need of measures to restore growth. A stable, clear and transparent tax regime would go a long way in improving sentiments and investor confidence. Building such a tax regime would require an integrated effort including legislative changes to bring in clarity, operational changes to improve tax administration and investment in strengthening dispute resolution mechanisms.