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  • Populist yet responsible Budget, had no negative surprises: Saurabh Jain  Feb 04, 2019 09:25 AM IST

    Populist yet responsible Budget, had no negative surprises: Saurabh Jain 

    The Budget focused on moderation of taxes with greater emphasis on tax compliance. It stayed away from any loan waiver schemes, though the benefits announced for farmers are recurring in nature and will put pressure on the fiscal math

  • Budget 2019: Investors to gain from allocation towards short-term debt funds, fixed-maturity plans Feb 02, 2019 12:37 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Investors to gain from allocation towards short-term debt funds, fixed-maturity plans

    Going forward, the debt markets will shift the focus back to global growth and the path forward by the developed market central banks, oil, FX, portfolio flows and appetite for emerging market debt.

  • Thumbs up to Interim Budget; Govt provided stimulus for growth: Mahesh Patil Feb 02, 2019 12:09 PM IST

    Thumbs up to Interim Budget; Govt provided stimulus for growth: Mahesh Patil

    The direct income support for farmers as well as the tax benefits for the middle class will increase disposable income.

  • Budget 2019: These 4 sectors are likely to benefit the most Feb 02, 2019 09:27 AM IST

    Budget 2019: These 4 sectors are likely to benefit the most

    The reforms, largely focused on benefitting the rural and middle-class taxpayers, have struck the right cords with market watchers, investors and the public at large.

  • Revenue numbers are not credible, 3.4% fiscal deficit target unconvincing: Narnolia Feb 01, 2019 07:32 PM IST

    Revenue numbers are not credible, 3.4% fiscal deficit target unconvincing: Narnolia

    Post the budget, 10-year bond yield spiked to 7.6 percent as the immediate implication of the budget on the economic front is - higher market borrowings by the government.

  • Budget focused on economically weak to gain popularity ahead of polls: EA Sundaram Feb 01, 2019 06:27 PM IST

    Budget focused on economically weak to gain popularity ahead of polls: EA Sundaram

    Under the newly announced PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi, farmers owning up to 2 hectares of land will get Rs 6,000 per annum

  • Budget aimed at winning back core constituency of urban middle class: VK Sharma Feb 01, 2019 06:09 PM IST

    Budget aimed at winning back core constituency of urban middle class: VK Sharma

    I believe that the steps taken in the Budget apart from catalysing growth in the economy will also touch the lives of crores of people in a meaningfully positive way

  • Auto, consumption and consumer durables big winners from Interim Budget 2019 Feb 01, 2019 04:23 PM IST

    Auto, consumption and consumer durables big winners from Interim Budget 2019

    Markets have rejoiced and have been trending up from lower levels of 10,600. There may be some profit booking and consolidation in the short term as prices tend to absorb the budget

  • No major shift in the infra policies in Budget 2019 Jan 31, 2019 05:13 PM IST

    No major shift in the infra policies in Budget 2019

    For the long awaited policy reforms in infrastructure, probably we will have to wait for the regular budget that will be presented by the next government, post General Elections.

  • Relaxation in income tax slabs will help to make further investments in real estate Jan 30, 2019 05:19 PM IST

    Relaxation in income tax slabs will help to make further investments in real estate

    The government must look at increasing the deduction limit under section 80C from the current Rs 1.5 lakh.

  • Govt to introduce policies to encourage builders to build more housing stock Jan 30, 2019 05:19 PM IST

    Govt to introduce policies to encourage builders to build more housing stock

    In order to promote affordable housing, the government needs to give more incentives like income tax benefits for development of EWS, LIG and MIG housing.

  • Reduction in GST rate on property will propel demand Jan 29, 2019 05:28 PM IST

    Reduction in GST rate on property will propel demand

    A reduced GST rate on property would propel prospective home buyers to accelerate their purchase decisions, thereby leading the residential market to pick up pace.

  • Expect some populist measures in budget 2019 Jan 29, 2019 05:15 PM IST

    Expect some populist measures in budget 2019

    Post Budget we expect volatility to rise but the undertone of the trend may be visible due to the fact that a lot of news will be discounted in prices.

  • Interim Budget-Election Christmas: Santa comes with the goodies Jan 29, 2019 05:13 PM IST

    Interim Budget-Election Christmas: Santa comes with the goodies

    Any move on relaxing corporate tax rate, LT capital gains or DDT can be positive for whole markets.

  • Budget Analysis: Why Budget will get mixed responses from India Inc Feb 28, 2013 07:44 PM IST

    Budget Analysis: Why Budget will get mixed responses from India Inc

    The Finance Minister, Chidambaram announced the fiscal Budget 2013- 2014 and also announced that he shall endeavor to introduce the amended DTC, post considering recommendations of the standing committee, before the end of the Budget Session.

  • Union Budget 2013: Why Chidu's Lo-Cal budget is a flop-show Feb 28, 2013 04:12 PM IST

    Union Budget 2013: Why Chidu's Lo-Cal budget is a flop-show

    If Palaniappan Chidambaram‘s eighth budgethas not set the markets on fire, it can be easily explained: his first goal was to avoid doing damage to investor confidence, which is what his predecessor managed to do. And unlike his own 2008 budget, which set the stage for the economy‘s long-term slide

  • Union Budget 2013 - 14: Chidambaram plays safe; market disappointed Feb 28, 2013 04:00 PM IST

    Union Budget 2013 - 14: Chidambaram plays safe; market disappointed

    Much was expected of Finance Minister P Chidambaram in Budget 2013 considering that he had marketed it aggressively to foreign institutional investors in the last few days.

  • Budget 2012-13: Budget's big message: Govt is always right Mar 20, 2012 08:00 PM IST

    Budget 2012-13: Budget's big message: Govt is always right

    In the past, budgets used to be a kind of state-of-the-union message, a strong indication of vision, direction and drive. Not any more.

  • Budget 2012-13: Tinkerer Pranab has missed the bus - so what's new? Mar 20, 2012 05:36 PM IST

    Budget 2012-13: Tinkerer Pranab has missed the bus - so what's new?

    Mountains of expectations always deliver a mouse. And so it was with Pranab Mukherjee's make-or-break budget. He neither made much of the opportunity nor broke anyone's back by trying to do too much.

  • Budget 2012: Why its difficult to believe the FM this time Mar 17, 2012 12:16 PM IST

    Budget 2012: Why its difficult to believe the FM this time

    This was that kind of budget, bewilderingly muddled about what it wanted to achieve.

  • Budget 2012 takes the 'p#*s' out of industry Mar 17, 2012 12:13 PM IST

    Budget 2012 takes the 'p#*s' out of industry

    Anybody that says the Budget was a non-event hasn't read it all. Nor have I. But I've read enough to know it is a significant event! A very significant event!!

  • Budget 2012: Pranab Mukherjee's cautious game disappoints market Mar 16, 2012 05:26 PM IST

    Budget 2012: Pranab Mukherjee's cautious game disappoints market

    The good thing for Pranab Mukherjee was that few people had any big expectations from the Budget, given the political compulsions of the UPA government.

  • Budget 2012: Despite Budget, equity, bonds & currencies will have a ball Mar 16, 2012 03:45 PM IST

    Budget 2012: Despite Budget, equity, bonds & currencies will have a ball

    The optics from the Union budget 2012-13 are positive for markets with higher growth, lower inflation and lower fiscal and current account deficits. GDP growth is estimated at 7.6 percent for 2012-13 against 6.9 percent for 2011-12.

  • Budget 2012: Thank you, Pranab-da, for not doing something worse... Mar 16, 2012 03:44 PM IST

    Budget 2012: Thank you, Pranab-da, for not doing something worse...

    Pranab misses his Big Bang moment, plays realist instead by making the right noises, and tinkering on some areas, Mukherjee has avoided any major negative backlash from markets and India Inc

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