Opinion

Column: A well-balanced Budget

Sticking to the target of 3% fiscal deficit by FY18 will help keep interest rates at a moderate level

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Over the barrel: An ungreen budget

In his speech, the finance minister seemed to neglect the environmental implications of an energy system grounded on fossil fuels

Over the barrel: An ungreen budget

Base insolvency law on Viswanathan committee report

The proposed bankruptcy law must protect unsecured creditors’ interests as well

Base insolvency law on Viswanathan committee report

Budget lays ground for a pragmatic tax regime

The tax changes proposed are likely to curtail litigation, encourage investment

Budget lays ground for a pragmatic tax regime

Editorial: Not yet the slog overs

Lots of smart initiatives to boost investments, even talk of privatisation, but little on subsidies

Editorial: Not yet the slog overs

Column: One Giant Step for India

This Budget will be judged as the second-most important Budget in Indian history

Column: One Giant Step for India

Column: Losing the Victor Hugo moment

Arun Jaitley had 282 on his side. He has lost the opportunity

Column: Losing the Victor Hugo moment

Column: Going for growth

The finance minister has delivered a mildly expansionary, business-friendly Budget that prioritises a return to 8-8.5% GDP growth in FY16 via a mix of tax reform and accelerated capital spending, part

Column: Going for growth

Union Budget 2015: Proposed Bankruptcy Law a manna for banks

The gold monetisation scheme could be a game-changer, too

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Union Budget: No acche din in sight

The Budget disappoints on both increase in public investment and fiscal consolidation. A more calibrated approach to reforms is needed

Union Budget: No acche din in sight

Budget prompts lower rates

With the government set on the path of fiscal consolidation, RBI may cut rates

Budget prompts lower rates

Union Budget delivers without risking fiscal health

The tax collection projections display realism—10% in corporate tax, 12% in individual income and robust 19% and 24% increases in excise and service tax collections, respectively

Union Budget delivers without risking fiscal health

Union Budget 2015: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Victor Hugo moment

Post-reform India has had three gamechanging budget. Will Arun Jaitley be the fourth?

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Editorial: Getting growth back

Hiking public investment important, but not enough. Budget has to demonstrate commitment to reforms

Editorial: Getting growth back

Skilling GAP

The Economic Survey shines the light on India’s abysmal showing in skilling for employment

Skilling GAP

Column: Balancing fiscal space

The share of total transfers in the shareable pool has not been significantly raised by the 14th Commission

Column: Balancing fiscal space

Column: Fast-track NPA sale

The government must support banks in overcoming legal challenges incumbent promoters throw at them

Column: Fast-track NPA sale

Make wilful default a serious crime

Banks need more teeth—possibly through a new law—to curb deliberate diversion of money and wilful default

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Union Budget 2015: A tightrope walk for FM Arun Jaitley

With the fiscal deficit touching 100.2% of the full-year projection in the April-December period, the government is set for a larger expenditure compression in FY15.

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Editorial: Diverging tracks

After Dinesh Trivedi’s aborted budget in 2012, Suresh Prabhu’s maiden Railway budget could either be the most ambitious India...

Editorial: Diverging tracks

Editorial: Equity, not debt

Safety nets for investors, small or large, is a bad idea

Editorial: Equity, not debt

Espionage Excuse?

China uses espionage as a ruse to foster domestic tech firms at the cost of foreign competitors

Espionage Excuse?

Column: Railways transformation on track

Tapping extra-budgetary sources like pension funds to fund Railways’ modernisation could be a game-changer

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Column: Tsipras must keep his nerve

If the Greek PM surprises his euro zone partners with reforms, they will be willing to help Athens avoid bankruptcy

Column: Tsipras must keep his nerve

Union Budget must have an SEZ revival plan

Junk the traditional attitude towards tax incentives and adopt incentives given on a focused and selective basis

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Set right the tax climate

Fix tax targets for realisation, not on-paper accrual

Set right the tax climate

Making the budget count

It must present a tax system that offers certainty and simplicity

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