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  • RBI Governor Das says robust expenditure also important with fiscal consolidation Mar 19, 2019 10:11 PM IST

    RBI Governor Das says robust expenditure also important with fiscal consolidation

    "There is now general agreement in the country about the importance of fiscal consolidation roadmap both at national and sub-national levels," RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said.

  • Govt committed to growth revival, fiscal consolidation: Finance Ministry Dec 20, 2017 09:17 AM IST

    Govt committed to growth revival, fiscal consolidation: Finance Ministry

    The fiscal policy of the government and hence the budget 2017-18 has been guided by the twin macro-economic need of reviving growth momentum while being committed to fiscal consolidation, said the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) quarterly statement at the end of first quarter of 2017-18 prepared by the finance ministry.

  • Change in fiscal consolidation roadmap to hurt investor sentiment: UBS report Sep 25, 2017 08:30 AM IST

    Change in fiscal consolidation roadmap to hurt investor sentiment: UBS report

    According to the global financial services major, global investors view India favourably not just for its growth outlook, but also because of its robust/stable macro story reflected in falling inflation and stable currency.

  • Budget 2017: A round up what industry leaders said about Jaitley's speech Feb 01, 2017 08:16 PM IST

    Budget 2017: A round up what industry leaders said about Jaitley's speech

    The Union Budget largely received a positive response from experts across the industry. Here's a round up of what they had to say.

  • India Economic Survey 2017: FM may likely stick to fiscal consolidation path in Budget 2017 Jan 31, 2017 01:52 PM IST

    India Economic Survey 2017: FM may likely stick to fiscal consolidation path in Budget 2017

    India‘s experience has reaffirmed the need for rules to contain fiscal deficits, because of the proclivity to spend during booms and undertake stimulus during downturns, the Survey notes.

  • Jio will thrive even if Vodafone, Idea merge: Fund manager Jan 30, 2017 03:41 PM IST

    Jio will thrive even if Vodafone, Idea merge: Fund manager

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Hemant Kanawala of Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life, said that the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio would remain aggressive till it achieves its targeted market share.

  • Govt may stick to fiscal consolidation path in Budget: Sources Jan 27, 2017 02:55 PM IST

    Govt may stick to fiscal consolidation path in Budget: Sources

    The key focus this Budget will be on fiscal consolidation and the government is likely to stick to this path, say sources. The Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1.

  • Budget 2017 going to be 'market-neutral': Morgan Stanley Jan 26, 2017 10:24 AM IST

    Budget 2017 going to be 'market-neutral': Morgan Stanley

    The Union budget is going to be a "market-neutral" event as policymakers are not likely to change their policy stance and will continue to focus on fiscal consolidation, says a Morgan Stanley report.

  • India pitches for ratings upgrade with Fitch Jun 07, 2016 03:46 PM IST

    India pitches for ratings upgrade with Fitch

    India pitched for a ratings upgrade with global agency Fitch Ratings citing improvement in macroeconomic conditions and the government's commitment to fiscal consolidation

  • FY16 direct, indirect tax evasion was Rs 71,000 crore: Jaitley May 30, 2016 04:14 PM IST

    FY16 direct, indirect tax evasion was Rs 71,000 crore: Jaitley

    Growth and fiscal consolidation can happen together and it is a balancing act, said Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, in an interview with CNBC-TV18. He was speaking from Tokyo where he has gone on a six-day visit to woo investors.

  • Budget 2016: Right medicine for fiscal stability and consolidation Mar 01, 2016 03:46 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Right medicine for fiscal stability and consolidation

    While finance minster displayed good endeavors to maintain country‘s journey on path of fiscal consolidation, he disappointed big businesses who expected to see FM snip corporate tax rate.

  • Macro Eco Survey 2016: See room for at least 50 bps RBI rate cut, says Panagariya Feb 26, 2016 01:55 PM IST

    Macro Eco Survey 2016: See room for at least 50 bps RBI rate cut, says Panagariya

    He says sticking to the fiscal consolidation target will be taken positively, adding he has always pitched for a rate cut and if the fiscal deficit target is achieved then the Reserve Bank will get more room to cut rates. He feels the process should begin with at least 50 basis points cut.

  • Macro Economic Survey 2016: Govt must retain 3.5% fisc deficit goal ; FY17 GDP growth 7-7.5% Feb 26, 2016 12:49 PM IST

    Macro Economic Survey 2016: Govt must retain 3.5% fisc deficit goal ; FY17 GDP growth 7-7.5%

    The Survey said that the fundamental task of the Budget should be to preserve fiscal sustainability. This is on the lines of what RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has been arguing all along; that fiscal prudence was essential for sustainable growth.

  • Adhering to fiscal consolidation important for FM: HSBC Feb 22, 2016 09:05 AM IST

    Adhering to fiscal consolidation important for FM: HSBC

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Devendra Joshi, Equity Strategist at HSBC said that he continues to be underweight and defensive on Indian market as growth and earnings continue to be a worry.

  • Don't expect a 'game-changer' Budget, says Nomura Feb 19, 2016 03:54 PM IST

    Don't expect a 'game-changer' Budget, says Nomura

    Overall, this Budget will be a tightrope walk as per Nomura‘s analysis.

  • Pushing GDP over fiscal discipline to be counter-productive:HSBC Feb 19, 2016 01:32 PM IST

    Pushing GDP over fiscal discipline to be counter-productive:HSBC

    Underweight on India, the global brokerage firm today said in a report that despite the recent sell-off in Indian equities, there remains a mismatch between expectations and reality which has not been "fully priced in".

  • RBI policy broadly in line with market expectation: FinMin Feb 02, 2016 03:22 PM IST

    RBI policy broadly in line with market expectation: FinMin

    RBI today left the key policy rate unchanged but indicated at accommodative stance saying with "inflation moving closer to the target" there would be more room for rate cut to support growth.

  • India faces challenges in sticking to fiscal roadmap: S&P Feb 01, 2016 10:46 AM IST

    India faces challenges in sticking to fiscal roadmap: S&P

    "Although we expect the administration to pursue its stated fiscal consolidation programme, we foresee that planned revenues may not fully materialise and subsidy cuts may be delayed," S&P Ratings Services India Sovereign Analyst Kyran Curry told PTI.

  • Former FM Chidambaram welcomes RBI rate cut of 0.5% Sep 29, 2015 12:12 PM IST

    Former FM Chidambaram welcomes RBI rate cut of 0.5%

    Chidambaram said more policy steps by RBI were possible if the government stayed firmly on path of fiscal consolidation.

  • Don't see much room for rates to come off: RBI Dy Guv Jul 06, 2015 10:20 PM IST

    Don't see much room for rates to come off: RBI Dy Guv

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Urjit Patel, RBI Deputy Governor said with low inflation and improving external relations, India is on its path to fiscal consolidation.

  • More than satisfactory 1-yr; 20% mkt upside seen: Envision May 22, 2015 01:34 PM IST

    More than satisfactory 1-yr; 20% mkt upside seen: Envision

    Nilesh Shah of Envision Capital says the government must now look at non-strategic areas for divestment and suggests making Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) a public entity.

  • Govt has been decisive in the face of obstruction: Jaitley May 22, 2015 12:42 PM IST

    Govt has been decisive in the face of obstruction: Jaitley

    The government has overachieved on the fiscal consolidation target for FY15, and at the same time improved the management as well as quality of the fiscal deficit.

  • India rating may be upgraded when GDP hits 8%: Rangarajan Apr 09, 2015 11:34 AM IST

    India rating may be upgraded when GDP hits 8%: Rangarajan

    After Moody‘s upgraded India‘s ratings outlook from stable to positive, while reaffirming its rating at Baa3, former Reserve Bank of India governor and former prime minister economic advisor C Rangarajan said rating agencies would be “compelled” to upgrade the country‘s ratings once GDP growth hits 8 percent.

  • Fiscal reforms, low inflation positive for ratings: Fitch Mar 27, 2015 09:52 PM IST

    Fiscal reforms, low inflation positive for ratings: Fitch

    As per the agency, GDP growth is likely to be at 7.4 per cent this fiscal and 8 per cent in the next, based on new series.

  • Budget cleared doubt on fiscal consolidation roadmap: Sinha Mar 05, 2015 09:48 PM IST

    Budget cleared doubt on fiscal consolidation roadmap: Sinha

    As far as the domestic data is concerned, the big event has been obviously the Budget and really clarification on what the fiscal consolidation roadmap is and we had obviously said 4.1 percent, 3.6 percent and then 3 percent

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