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Five key challenges a Modi government would face 

Apr 08, 2014 at 11:01 | Source:Reuters

To some investors that optimism is misplaced. Should Modi win the elections, his government will face its first credibility test with markets when he delivers a budget by June or July that will need to show the country can realistically contain its fiscal deficit.

India economy to grow at 5.6% in 2014-15: India Ratings 

Mar 06, 2014 at 17:24 | Source:PTI

The rating agency also expects merchandise exports to grow by 8-10 percent in the next fiscal year. It expects a minor slippage in consolidated state deficit from the budgeted FY14 estimate.

My fisc numbers credible, says Chidambaram 

Feb 20, 2014 at 22:07 | Source:CNBC-TV18

Finance Minister said his fisc numbers are right and slammed the critics for questioning the integrity of north block.

New govt should aim for 4.1% fiscal deficit target: FM 

Feb 18, 2014 at 20:58 | Source:CNBC-TV18

Finance Minister P Chidambaram launched a full frontal attack on Narendra Modi saying nobody knows his economic vision.

Best part of Budget is FM's vision for future: Renu Pothen 

Feb 18, 2014 at 12:26 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

As expected from Interim Budgets, there is nothing in the Budget that the investor needs to take home. We will have to wait for the regular Budget to see the impact on investments.

Post Budget: Market now to look to polls, global cues 

Feb 18, 2014 at 12:20 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

With no major triggers in the near term, markets will now look at the elections and international factors over the next two three months. Monetary measures, if any, will have an impact in the intermediate term, says Dipen Shah

India met bud deficit target; fisc position weak: Moody's 

Feb 18, 2014 at 11:30 | Source:PTI

"Moody's notes that India's fiscal deficit ratios have declined over the last two years, but its general (central and state) government fiscal deficits remain higher than those of similarly rated peers," it said.

Interim Budget: No surprises really, more an overhang gone 

Feb 17, 2014 at 19:56 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

Also, the market is not very convinced about the estimates for the coming fiscal, especially on tax revenue assumptions. Fiscal deficit target for FY15 is pegged at 4.1 percent. Much of that will depend on the pace of the economic recovery and how the next government manages its subsidy bill.

Excl: How 'credible' is FY15 fiscal plan? Govt answers 

Feb 17, 2014 at 19:08 | Source:CNBC-TV18

In an exclusive panel discussion with CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, Finance and Revenue Secretary Sumit Bose and Expenditure Secretary Ratan Watal discuss why the target should be achievable and why the government's fiscal consolidation plan is "credible".

Interim Budget: How Chidambaram brought fiscal deficit down to 4.6% 

Feb 17, 2014 at 18:25 | Source:Firstpost.com

Here's how he did it, and this list is by no means an exhaustive one.

Interim Budget: Excise rates cut to provide boost domestic manufacturing 

Feb 17, 2014 at 18:06 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

Overall, curtailing the fiscal deficit to 4.1% of GDP for 2014-15 seems challenging, given the optimistic assumptions for nominal GDP growth (13.4%), tax revenue growth (19%) and disinvestment receipts (Rs 370 billion), while simultaneously allowing for fiscal space to fund the new governments expenditure priorities.

Interim Budget: Excise duties cut; FY14 fisc at 4.6%, FY15 seen at 4.1% 

Feb 17, 2014 at 18:01 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

P Chidambaram made all the right noises in the Vote on Account held today, but many say the finance minister's projections for revenue and expenditure next year are unattainable.

Rupee at near one-month high as budget sticks to script 

Feb 17, 2014 at 17:44 | Source:Reuters

The rupee rose to a near one-month high on Monday, helped by some late dollar selling by foreign banks, even as the finance minister presented a largely in-line budget, sticking to his fiscal deficit target while doling out sops to some sectors.

Interim Budget: Don't be fooled, fiscal health is in doldrums, says Sanyal 

Feb 17, 2014 at 17:15 | Source:CNBC-TV18

Siddharth Sanyal, chief India economist, Barclays Capital, says there is a liklihood of some pressure over the medium-term GDP.

Interim Budget: Poor math or creative accounting? 

Feb 17, 2014 at 16:31 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

Most of the numbers are not gelling in terms of the economic reality. It is an instance of taking away revenues from the next government as well as imposing more expenses on them and also imposing on them the difficult task of achieving 4.1 percent fiscal deficit.

Interim Budget: Another fiscal deficit surprise from FM 

Feb 17, 2014 at 14:49 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

As had been widely speculated, Chidambaram announced excise duty cuts on some capital goods and non-durable items (specifically those for export purposes) from 12 percent to 10 percent. There were also reductions for motor vehicles.

Interim Budget: Budget is so far, so good: NK Singh 

Feb 17, 2014 at 14:48 | Source:CNBC-TV18

According to Singh, though the fiscal deficit numbers have been brought down, but the quality of fiscal consolidation is rather dubious.

FM's fiscal deficit target of 4.1% for FY15 credible: StanC 

Feb 17, 2014 at 13:40 | Source:CNBC-TV18

According to Ratnesh Kumar, the finance minister has done a commendable job in contaning the fiscal deficit target of 4.8 percent for FY14.

Highlights of Interim Budget; tax sops, lower borrowing 

Feb 17, 2014 at 13:04 | Source:Moneycontrol.com

There were no nasty surprises in the form of populist measures from the Interim Budget, but the government seems to be trying to reach out the corporate sector and the middle class as evident from some of the indirect tax incentives.

Within limited ability, FM trying to give his best: Ambit 

Feb 17, 2014 at 12:41 | Source:CNBC-TV18

FM understands the importance of manufacturing on one side and sustaining demand on other side and that is why the reduction on excise duty

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