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  • Union Budget 2017-18: Govt announces new trade infra export scheme; BHEL, L&T up Feb 01, 2017 12:35 PM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Govt announces new trade infra export scheme; BHEL, L&T up

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget 2017-18 announced a new trade infrastructure export scheme.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: ONGC, Gail rises on govt plan to set-up new crude oil reserves Feb 01, 2017 12:34 PM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: ONGC, Gail rises on govt plan to set-up new crude oil reserves

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented Union Budget 2017-18 in which he has announced that the government is planning to set-up new crude oil reserves.

  • Agri-related stocks gain up to 5% amid Budget announcement Feb 01, 2017 12:32 PM IST

    Agri-related stocks gain up to 5% amid Budget announcement

    Dhanuka Agritech surged 5.17 percent, Jain Irrigation Systems rose 3.17 percent and Kaveri Seed Company gained 1.52 percent on the BSE.

  • Budget 2017: Bharat Net allocation moves up to Rs 10,000 cr for 2017-18 Feb 01, 2017 12:32 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Bharat Net allocation moves up to Rs 10,000 cr for 2017-18

    The allocation for the ambitious Bharat Net project is being stepped up to Rs 10,000 crore in 2017-18 and high-speed broadband on optical fibre will be available in over 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with hotspots and access to digital services at low tariffs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • Budget 2017: Govt abolishes FIPB; more FDI policy easing on anvil Feb 01, 2017 12:32 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Govt abolishes FIPB; more FDI policy easing on anvil

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced the abolition of FIPB, a body that clears proposals envisaging foreign investment up to Rs 5,000 crore.

  • Budget 2017: Focus on welfare, infra with fiscal prudence, says Jaitley Feb 01, 2017 12:15 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Focus on welfare, infra with fiscal prudence, says Jaitley

    Outlining that India has been singled out as a bright spot in the global economy by both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, Jaitley said: "Inflation has been controlled, low growth has been replaced with high growth and a massive war against black money has been launched."

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Agri credit raised to record Rs 10 lakh cr in FY18 Feb 01, 2017 12:14 PM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Agri credit raised to record Rs 10 lakh cr in FY18

    The government provides short-term crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh at subsidised interest rate of 7 percent per annum. An additional incentive of 3 percent is provided to farmers for prompt repayment of loans within due date, making an effective interest rate for them at 4 percent.

  • Union Budget: Demonetisation bold, decisive step; to boost economy, says FM Feb 01, 2017 12:04 PM IST

    Union Budget: Demonetisation bold, decisive step; to boost economy, says FM

    Demonetisation was a bold and decisive strike in a series of measures to arrive at a new normal of bigger, cleaner and real GDP, he said, adding that it has only a transient impact on economy and the long term benefit include higher GDP growth and tax revenue.

  • Budget focuses on 10 sectors to ensure TECIndia: Jaitley Feb 01, 2017 11:56 AM IST

    Budget focuses on 10 sectors to ensure TECIndia: Jaitley

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the focus of his Budget for 2017-18 will be on 10 important sectors, including farmers, infrastructure, digital economy and tax administration to transform, energise and clean India.

  • Highlights:Jaitley unveils Budget for recovery after cash crunch Feb 01, 2017 11:53 AM IST

    Highlights:Jaitley unveils Budget for recovery after cash crunch

    India is a "bright spot" in the world economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said as he unveiled his annual Budget on Wednesday, adding that the impact on growth from the government's cash crackdown would wear off soon.

  • Budget 2017: Rural India shines bright in Budget ahead of Assembly polls Feb 01, 2017 11:52 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Rural India shines bright in Budget ahead of Assembly polls

    Expectations were rife that the Narendra Modi government will announce a populist budget given the fact that five states are going to assembly polls later this month. Measures aimed at soothing the adverse impact of demonetization are also expected.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Prabhat Dairy up 5%, govt to set up dairy processing fund Feb 01, 2017 11:52 AM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Prabhat Dairy up 5%, govt to set up dairy processing fund

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017-18 in which he announced to set up dairy processing fund by the government.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Agriculture stocks rise on Rs 5000 cr micro irrigation fund Feb 01, 2017 11:42 AM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Agriculture stocks rise on Rs 5000 cr micro irrigation fund

    The government fixed agri credit at a record of Rs 10 lakh crore and committed to double farmer income in next five years.

  • Budget 2017: FM proposes agri sector outlay of Rs 10 lakh cr for FY18 Feb 01, 2017 11:35 AM IST

    Budget 2017: FM proposes agri sector outlay of Rs 10 lakh cr for FY18

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday, announced a spate of initiatives in the agriculture sector with an increased outlay of Rs 10 lakh crore for FY18 as he presented the Union Budget for 2017-18.

  • WATCH BUDGET 2017 SPEECH LIVE: Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget Feb 01, 2017 11:18 AM IST

    WATCH BUDGET 2017 SPEECH LIVE: Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget

    Watch accompanying videos of Finance Minister Arun Jaitely presenting the Union Budget 2017.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Farm sector needs a holding hand, say experts Feb 01, 2017 10:54 AM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Farm sector needs a holding hand, say experts

    A few hours before Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget, a cohort of India Inc captains expect the Budget to provide a stimulus to job creation and the farm sector.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Corporate tax cuts, higher bank recap eyed, say experts Feb 01, 2017 10:32 AM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Corporate tax cuts, higher bank recap eyed, say experts

    Chetan Ahya, Co-Head Of Global Economics & Chief Asia Economist, Morgan Stanley expects fiscal deficit target to be kept around 3.3 percent. He also believes an increase in PSU bank recapitalisation to Rs 25,000 crore will lift sentiment.

  • Budget 2017: Focus on fiscal consolidation key; skeptical of transaction tax Feb 01, 2017 08:38 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Focus on fiscal consolidation key; skeptical of transaction tax

    Economist, Jahangir Aziz, Asia Economic Research, JPMorgan thinks the government will stick to the path of fiscal consolidation of around 3.2 to 3.3 percent.

  • 130 mn smartphones to be shipped in India this year: CMR Feb 01, 2017 06:50 AM IST

    130 mn smartphones to be shipped in India this year: CMR

    Total mobile phone shipments in 2016 stood at 262 million units, of which smartphones accounted for 113 million (43 percent), while the remaining 149 million were feature phones.

  • Budget 2017: Cartica Cap hopes govt sticks to fiscal consolidation; likes EMs Jan 31, 2017 09:01 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Cartica Cap hopes govt sticks to fiscal consolidation; likes EMs

    Talking about her expectations from the Union Budget 2017 in India, Katalin Gingold, Head of Equity Research, Cartica Capital hopes that the government would resist making it a populous Budget and continue it path of fiscal consolidation.

  • Budget 2017: Telcos want lower withholding tax on prepaid cards Jan 30, 2017 04:45 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Telcos want lower withholding tax on prepaid cards

    Telecom companies transfer prepaid vouchers and SIM cards to independent distributors at a discount, who further sell to retailers or subscribers.

  • Action-packed week ahead: Budget 2017, earnings, auto sales to set tone for market Jan 28, 2017 09:05 PM IST

    Action-packed week ahead: Budget 2017, earnings, auto sales to set tone for market

    The Nifty has witnessed a breath-taking rally over the past one month, the fate of which may be decided this week when the Union Budget is presented on Wednesday (February 1).

  • Budget 2017: HPCL expects custom duty exemption on greenfield expansion Jan 27, 2017 11:22 AM IST

    Budget 2017: HPCL expects custom duty exemption on greenfield expansion

    Such exemptions would aid funds infusion into infrastructure projects and also allow for potentially reasonable returns, said M K Surana, Chairman and Managing Director, HPCL.

  • Centre may scrap Rs 4,500 cr PDS sugar subsidy in Budget Jan 26, 2017 10:26 AM IST

    Centre may scrap Rs 4,500 cr PDS sugar subsidy in Budget

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may not offer Rs 18.50 per kg subsidy for purchase of sugar to states for selling at a subsidised rate via ration shops in his February 1 Budget and save about Rs 4,500 crore.

  • Budget 2017: Here‘s how to set the right tone for telecoms growth Jan 25, 2017 07:41 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Here‘s how to set the right tone for telecoms growth

    Steady growth and expansion of telecom sector is fundamental for the government‘s ‘Digital India‘ program that is poised to redefine the lives of its 1.25 billion citizens.

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