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Sops for India Inc; MAT laid out for FIIs

Corporate tax rate to be reduced to 25% over 4 years, general anti-tax evasion rules deferred by 2 years, REIT taxation eased

Sops for India Inc; MAT laid out for FIIs

Budget 2015: Setting up of large projects to become easy

There is nothing so important in a Budget that after being tabled in Parliament, money will start pouring in the economy...

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Budget 2015: Projecting India as safe harbour for MNCs

Finance minister Arun Jaitley brought relief to multinational companies by easing the rigours...

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FM Arun Jaitley walks a bold path of stable tax policy regime

An announcement for reducing basic rate of corporate tax from 30% to 25% over the next four years to make it competitive vis-à-vis other major Asian economies was made

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Union Budget 2015: Goods, services laced with more taxes

Proposal to levy Swachh Bharat cess of 2% on value of the services would effectively take the service tax rate to 16%

Union Budget 2015: Goods, services laced with more taxes

Opportunity to portray India as tax friendly

IF one looks at the Budget, beyond the statement of accounts, it had two clear elements — firstly, it gave specific...

Opportunity to portray India as tax friendly

Doubling clean cess on coal to raise power bills

Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s proposal to double the clean-energy cess on coal could lead to increase...

Doubling clean cess on coal to raise power bills

FM didn’t give desired comfort on GST front

The increase in the rate of service tax is to prepare assessees for a higher rate under the GST regime where both the Central and the state governments would tax the services

FM didn’t give desired comfort on GST front

3% deficit plan stretched but fiscal consolidation goes on

New road map puts fiscal deficit targets at 3.9% for 2015-16, 3.5% for 2016-17 & 3% for 2017-18

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Budget 2015: Plug & play concept in infra sector is bold ambition

Measures to curb black money are key to widening the tax base and generating legitimate investment. The govt needs to be complimented for addressing this issue

Budget 2015: Plug & play concept in infra sector is bold ambition

FY16 subsidy bill to fall 8.6% on fuel sop cut

The Budget projects subsidies to decline 8.6% in FY16, for the first time in over a decade, mainly due to halving of fuel subsidies...

FY16 subsidy bill to fall 8.6% on fuel sop cut

Union Budget: The challenge will be in implementation

Boost to infrastructure investment is the high point. It is clearly a growth-oriented Budget, which at the same time seeks to address some of PM Modi’s pet themes

Union Budget: The challenge will be in implementation

With 1-lakh-km-lane target, infra gets new structure

Govt to spend extra R70,000 cr on infrastructure; plug-&-play model to fast-track clearances

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Innovative funding needed for power sector

Since this plug-and-play model would be replicated in other infrastructure investments, it would be good to learn the new approach to bidding and awards

Innovative funding needed for power sector

NIIF to raise funds via debt, invest in equity

Government’s spending in the infrastructure sector will go up by a smart R70,000 crore in 2015-16 with increased allocation...

NIIF to raise funds via debt, invest in equity

Govt push gives infra sector reason to cheer

The announcement of the five new ultra mega power plants of 4,000 MW each is certainly a big pipe-line enhancer for thermal projects

Govt push gives infra sector reason to cheer

Sowing growth with credit support, micro-irrigation

FM augments farm credit by Rs 50,000 crore and moots creation of a common national market

Sowing growth with credit support, micro-irrigation

PPP mode of infrastructure development must be revisited

the Budget has given us a clear direction on what the government wants to do to address irritants. Overall, the Budget shows that the worst is behind us. From here, it is only the question of how good

PPP mode of infrastructure development must be revisited

Budget 2015: Marginal hike in food & fertiliser subsidies

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has marginally hiked allocation under the food subsidy keeping in mind the countrywide...

Budget 2015: Marginal hike in food & fertiliser subsidies

Budget provides a road map for long-term growth

We do not want big announcements, we seek small changes. national agricultural market is need of the hour, provided the fine print is in order

Budget provides a road map for long-term growth

Boost for indigenous manufacturing

Inaugurating Aero India 2015, Prime Minister Modi reiterated his ‘Make in India’ campaign by stating...

Boost for indigenous manufacturing

Union Budget: Domestic entities get a shot in arm

The slew of measures announced in the Budget are part of the Narendra Modi-led government’s flagship initiative aimed at raising the share of manufacturing in GDP and creating jobs

Union Budget: Domestic entities get a shot in arm

Skilling, finance options to boost small set-ups

The Union Budget for 2015-16 will go a long way in furthering Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign...

Skilling, finance options to boost small set-ups

A thumbs up to inclusive growth

The FM cut straight to the chase and stressed on intent to support the ‘Make in India’ spirit, but stopped short of spelling out a clear roadmap for turning India into a manufacturing hub

A thumbs up to inclusive growth

Investment push fails to shore up subsidy hopes

the panel members agreed that by foregoing a chance to cut subsidies aggressively, the finance minister missed out on a key opportunity. The cut in subsidies would have reduced the incentive to offer

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Strategic sale of PSUs wherever possible: FM Arun Jaitley

Public spending on infrastructure is a key highlight of this Budget. We explored many avenues of long-term infrastructure spending in terms of tax-free bonds and a fund being created where the Centre

Strategic sale of PSUs wherever possible: FM Arun Jaitley

Budget 2015: Tightrope walk to rescue economy

A realistic road map has been laid by incentivising growth and investment in critical sectors

Budget 2015: Tightrope walk to rescue economy
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