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  • Budget 2013: Panel to monitor business cost is welcome, says DHL Express Mar 01, 2013 11:38 AM IST

    Budget 2013: Panel to monitor business cost is welcome, says DHL Express

    The decision by the government to establish a panel to monitor the costs of doing business in India is a welcome move. Logistics companies will hope that this would lead to bold initiatives to reduce transaction costs of trading across India‘s international as well as state domestic borders

  • Budget 2013: India Inc lauds FM's efforts to fix fisc Mar 01, 2013 10:44 AM IST

    Budget 2013: India Inc lauds FM's efforts to fix fisc

    India Inc broadly welcomed the absence of any harsh moves in the Budget presented by finance minister P Chidambaram today and termed it as "balanced" and "purposeful" but maintained a lot more could have been done.

  • Budget 2013: Need to open up our financial market, says Malvinder Singh Feb 28, 2013 07:58 PM IST

    Budget 2013: Need to open up our financial market, says Malvinder Singh

    Malvinder Mohan Singh, Chairman, Fortis Healthcare, spoke about his sectors' expectations.

  • Union Budget 2013: Budget continued support for housing sector, says Asia Pac Feb 28, 2013 07:42 PM IST

    Union Budget 2013: Budget continued support for housing sector, says Asia Pac

    With the announcement of the Union Budget 2013-14 by Finance Minister today, Shrinivas Rao, CEO-Asia Pacific, Vestian Global said "In comparison to the previous Budget, the Union Budget 2013-14 continued its support for the housing sector.

  • Union Budget 2013 - 14: A Women's Bank: Is it the need of hour? Feb 28, 2013 07:34 PM IST

    Union Budget 2013 - 14: A Women's Bank: Is it the need of hour?

    In Union Budget 2013-14, Finance Minister - P Chidambaram advocated the cause of women empowerment. He proposed to set up India's first ever state-owned bank by the women and for the women.

  • Overseas developmental projects expected to take a hit Feb 28, 2013 07:33 PM IST

    Overseas developmental projects expected to take a hit

    Notwithstanding the hike of nearly 16.5 per cent in the Budget allocation for Ministry of External Affairs for 2013-14, India's overseas developmental projects are expected to take a hit with the budgetary assistance falling short of actual demand.

  • Budget 2013 Live: Introducing Direct Tax Code Bill is good, says JSW Steel Feb 28, 2013 07:32 PM IST

    Budget 2013 Live: Introducing Direct Tax Code Bill is good, says JSW Steel

    The budget, with the limited availability of fiscal space, attempted to bring fiscal consolidation with lower fiscal deficit of 4.8% and simultaneously made higher allocations to various schemes to spur investments.

  • Budget 2013: Air India to get Rs 5,000 crore equity infusion in 2013-14 Feb 28, 2013 07:15 PM IST

    Budget 2013: Air India to get Rs 5,000 crore equity infusion in 2013-14

    The government today announced Rs 5,000 crore additional equity infusion for debt-ridden national carrier Air India in the next fiscal as part of its turn around plan.

  • Budget 2013: Pay more for cigarettes; excise duty hiked by 18% Feb 28, 2013 06:30 PM IST

    Budget 2013: Pay more for cigarettes; excise duty hiked by 18%

    Smokers get ready to pay more. Excise duty on cigarette has been increased by 18 percent in the Union Budget for 2013-14.

  • Budget 2013-14: Economy to grow sub-5% in second half FY13, says FM Feb 28, 2013 06:28 PM IST

    Budget 2013-14: Economy to grow sub-5% in second half FY13, says FM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram tried to downplay the final Budget of UPA's current term in his media interaction, saying that Budget was simply one event in a series of actions.

  • Budget Analysis: Emphasis on infra spend is limited, says Essar Ports Feb 28, 2013 06:13 PM IST

    Budget Analysis: Emphasis on infra spend is limited, says Essar Ports

    The budget has a high focus on social sector, while nothing new has been done specifically to spur infrastructure spending

  • Live Budget Analysis: Budget not to have impact on sovereign rating, says S&P Feb 28, 2013 05:45 PM IST

    Live Budget Analysis: Budget not to have impact on sovereign rating, says S&P

    Finance minister says no choice but to rationalise spending. The total budget estimate for FY14 at Rs 16.65 lakh crore.

  • Union Budget 2013 - 14: This is what FM proposes for banking sector Feb 28, 2013 05:43 PM IST

    Union Budget 2013 - 14: This is what FM proposes for banking sector

    Finance Minister – P Chidambaram on Thursday presented his eighth Union Budget . While his main focus was on ballooning fiscal deficit, he tried to ensure adequate support to banks, one of the key drivers for Indian economy.

  • Download moneycontrol.com's e-book on Union Budget 2013-14 Feb 28, 2013 05:09 PM IST

    Download moneycontrol.com's e-book on Union Budget 2013-14

    Palaniappan Chidambaram unveiled a very safe and sensible Budget 2013-14. There were no flashy announcements and the focus was on cutting the excess flab.

  • Budget Analysis: Zero excise duty to cheer shipping cos, says Essar Feb 28, 2013 05:04 PM IST

    Budget Analysis: Zero excise duty to cheer shipping cos, says Essar

    The Budget announcement on shipbuilding being exempted from excise duty, with resultant removal of CVD on import of ships, is a positive for the Indian shipping industry, says A.R Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Essar Shipping

  • Budget Expenditure: Govt admits it was wrong Feb 28, 2013 04:54 PM IST

    Budget Expenditure: Govt admits it was wrong

    Expenditure Budget: This volume serves as an explanatory memorandum to the Budget of the Central Government in so far as the expenditure provisions are concerned.

  • Ministry of Finance: Here's what Receipt Budget suggests Feb 28, 2013 04:53 PM IST

    Ministry of Finance: Here's what Receipt Budget suggests

    Receipt Budget: The document provides an Abstract of Receipts at the very beginning followed by details of Tax Revenue, Non Tax Revenue and Capital Receipts.

  • Budget 2013 In-depth: Tax Memorandum Feb 28, 2013 04:52 PM IST

    Budget 2013 In-depth: Tax Memorandum

    The provisions of the Finance Bill, 2013 relating to direct taxes seek to amend the Income-tax Act, Wealth-tax Act and Finance (No.2) Act, 2004.

  • Finance Bill: Devil is in the details Feb 28, 2013 04:51 PM IST

    Finance Bill: Devil is in the details

    The Finance Bill, 2013: A bill to give effect to the financial proposals of the Central Government for the financial year 2013-2014.

  • The Twitterati gloss over Chidambaram`s Budget Feb 28, 2013 04:12 PM IST

    The Twitterati gloss over Chidambaram`s Budget

    The Twitterati gloss over Chidambaram`s Budget

  • Layman`s Budget for 2013: What is cheaper, what is costlier Feb 28, 2013 03:40 PM IST

    Layman`s Budget for 2013: What is cheaper, what is costlier

    Layman`s Budget for 2013: What is cheaper, what is costlier

  • 2013 Budget: FM allocates Rs 15260cr to clean drinking water, Va Tech up Feb 28, 2013 03:05 PM IST

    2013 Budget: FM allocates Rs 15260cr to clean drinking water, Va Tech up

    Va Tech Wabag rallied more than 4 percent intraday on Thursday as the Finance Minister P Chidambaram allocated Rs 15,260 crore towards clean drinking water and sanitation.

  • 2013 Budget: Bank shares wilt as interest subsidy stays; SBI down 5% Feb 28, 2013 02:59 PM IST

    2013 Budget: Bank shares wilt as interest subsidy stays; SBI down 5%

    Bank shares, especially those belonging to the public sector, were hammered as the Budget proposals for farm loans is being viewed as a negative.

  • Live Budget 2013-14: Setting up road regulator is a welcome move: KPMG Feb 28, 2013 02:58 PM IST

    Live Budget 2013-14: Setting up road regulator is a welcome move: KPMG

    Infrastructure companies reeling under huge debts have a reason to cheer after the Finance Minister assured them availability of low cost funds in the Union Budget 2013-14.

  • Reaction: Experts decode Chidambaram`s Budget 2013-14 Feb 28, 2013 02:51 PM IST

    Reaction: Experts decode Chidambaram`s Budget 2013-14

    Reaction: Experts decode Chidambaram`s Budget 2013-14

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