January 29, 2021 08:34 AM IST
A month after the rollout of Budget 2020, the country was hit by the COVID-19 jolt. The pandemic brought most economic activities to a standstill, as a countrywide total lockdown was imposed.
- January 28, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Arup Roychoudhury talks about why this could be a landmark budget, just like the one in the year 1991.
- January 28, 2021 02:10 PM IST
While the government is likely to incentivise each sector, as the global epicentre for information technology, performance of the Indian IT industry is likely to be crucial
- January 28, 2021 01:59 PM IST
The government has already announced a host of relief and reform measures under its economic stimulus packages
- January 28, 2021 01:16 PM IST
These metrics are other than oft-cited ones such as fiscal deficit, headline tax and expenditure numbers, devolution to the states (as recommended by the 15th Finance Commission this year) and the nominal GDP growth number
- January 28, 2021 12:20 PM IST
As part of the stimulus package, the government last year said it will allocate additional amount for subsidised fertilisers. Higher allocation can clear the subsidy backlog, easing financial pressure for manufacturers
- January 28, 2021 09:14 AM IST
More than a policy push, follow-up measures are required to boost exports if growth has to pick up
- January 27, 2021 01:51 PM IST
The idea of a government-funded bad bank didn’t appeal to many before. But, the rising stress in the banking system, after COVID-19, calls for an effective resolution mechanism. A bad bank could make sense now
- January 27, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Regional rural banks perform an essential service, but are loss making and a drain on the exchequer
- January 27, 2021 08:37 AM IST
The government did not give enough to support incomes during the height of the pandemic. It needs to do so now. A sustained economic recovery is dependent on people’s income and employment status being restored.
- January 26, 2021 08:44 AM IST
The process of budgeting in India is intertwined with politics and electioneering. Budgets in India have historically included announcements for target states as well as specific voter groups
- January 25, 2021 12:11 PM IST
It is expected that adequate steps would be taken to create a well-developed ecosystem for incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces to encourage more innovative start-ups
- January 25, 2021 10:53 AM IST
Tune in to find out what the banking sector expects from the Union Budget this year.
- January 25, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Allocations for defence may rise in 2021 Union Budget and the government has set specific targets for import substitution and domestic procurement
- January 25, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Renewable energy needs focused incentives, while support for thermal plants should ensure they remain competitive and environmentally compliant
- January 22, 2021 04:55 PM IST
The survey collated a total of 180 responses from nine industries. It found that the industry expects the government to focus on creating jobs, especially for less-skilled workers, to boost income and demand.
- January 22, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Budgetary allocations will help in driving investments and accelerate adoption in the much-needed agriculture sector that is on the cusp of the transformation.
- January 22, 2021 12:08 PM IST
How will the markets react to the announcements made by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1?
- January 21, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Nandish Shah talks about expectations of the consumption sector from FM Sitharaman as she presents the Budget on February 1.
- January 21, 2021 12:35 PM IST
The need to continue supporting the economy could see expenditure of existing schemes carry over into the FY22 Budget
- January 21, 2021 09:27 AM IST
The most important numbers investors should look for in the Budget and how they affect the economy
- January 21, 2021 08:38 AM IST
It will play a critical role in ensuring the post-Covid economic recovery is inclusive and sustainable – and in ensuring higher growth
- January 20, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Sachin Pal talks about what the logistics sector is expecting from the big day on February 1.
- January 20, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Keerthana Tiwari and M Saraswathy discuss what may be announced for the education sector in the Union Budget 2021.
- January 20, 2021 02:50 PM IST
The National Infrastructure Pipeline and urban infrastructure projects may be in focus.