Currently, the FDI policy allows 100 percent foreign investment in single-brand retail under the automatic route but requires an investor to source 30 percent of the value of goods sold from India
With funding support from increased budgetary allocation, and higher Internal and Extra Budgetary Resources(IEBR) including debt funding from institutions like LIC, EPFO, most of the infrastructure segments are expected to witness the increased pace of contract awarding and execution in 2018-19, it said in a statement.
The 2018-19 Budget had after a gap of 14 years reintroduced 10 percent tax on LTCG exceeding Rs 1 lakh from sale of shares.
Passage of the Budget Bill as a money bill (which allows the government to take the combined strength in both houses to push through a bill without debate) is both curious and worrisome
The labour and the finance ministry will carry out further deliberations over the issue.
In conversation with Moneycontrol, Pravir Pandey, vice chairman of IWAI, said that the amendment to Central Road Fund Act, 2000, to address the financial need for development of waterways is ‘significant’
After inaugurating the 'Magnetic Maharashtra' Investors Summit in suburban Bandra, he said the budget was not limited to outlay, its focus was on the outcome.
The website, www.arunachalbudget.in, presents some economic data about the state to help the people put forward their suggestions for the Budget to be presented in the Assembly next month.
The IMF has welcomed the fiscal deficit target set by India in its annual budget and noted that the country is returning to the path of gradual fiscal consolidation.
In the budget, Jaitley had announced a mega healthcare plan to provide 10-crore poor families with insurance cover against hospitalisation that will cost up to Rs 12,000 crore annually.
To understand how significant the provisions of the Budget are, one must go back in the past where gold was largely been treated only as a commodity – albeit a precious one.
LTCG Tax is applicable only on equity-oriented mutual funds which hold more than 65% of assets in equities. There is no change in debt fund taxability.
The mega healthcare scheme is likely to be launched either on August 15 or October 2.
According to Panagariya, the argument that protection would help the MSMEs needs to be carefully scrutinised.
The scheme, which would be the world's largest government healthcare programme, was announced in 2018-19 Budget for providing medical cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, constituting 40 percent of India's total population.
As a result of the tax benefit, as many as six crore active folio holders in mutual funds would now have more incentive to invest in ETF, says Neeraj Kumar Gupta
The parliamentary affairs ministry said that first phase of the session yielded a total of seven sittings of the Lok Sabha and eight sittings of the Rajya Sabha.
The MPs' success is linked to the party's performance, the prime minister told the BJP parliamentary meeting, the leaders said.
The customary post-budget meeting is taking place this time against the backdrop of hardening bond yield and apprehensions that interest rates may rise.
Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg touched upon the reasons why the Budget 2018 proposals will be beneficial for the India's economic growth.
The former Finance Minister also asked whether the government will suggest the ILO to include those selling pakodas in its definition for employment.
These three insurers that will be merged have an average of 14,000-16,000 employees and a few thousand will be let go
The LTCG tax burden that is applicable to equity mutual funds does not extend to unit-linked insurance plans.
The central bank has cut GVA guidance for FY18 to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent earlier and for FY19 the guidance has been cut to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent
Sinha said the budget had announced a number of schemes, particularly in the health sector, which were not properly thought out.