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Mr Jaitley, have concern for Salaried Class, rework Slabs exclusively for them

Successive finance ministers have made right noises about widening the tax base, alluding to the reality that businessmen and professionals by and large thumb their noses at the taxman. 705 more words

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Arun Jaitley cautions PM Modi against distraction

As the Narendra Modi government faces voices of religious extremism from within its supporters, a piece of advice came from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday. 487 more words

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Contingency fund can be used to balance the books if necessary: Oliver

WATCH: Tom Clark tries to get to the bottom of what the contingency fund will be used for.

Canada’s Finance Minister, Joe Oliver, appears to be correcting the record on whether the contingency fund is in play to help balance the budget. 167 more words

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Letter: Our government as great fiscal manager? It's an illusion

Re: Interest rate cut surprises markets, puts Tories’ credibility ‘at risk’, Jan. 22.

The assertion that our government has been a wonderful fiscal manager is one of the great illusions of our age and a political triumph for the leader. 200 more words

Stephen Harper

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM FM vows to rationalise Subsidies,rebuild credibility of taxation structure

Wooing global investors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hinted at rationalising subsidies, rebuilding credibility of taxation structure and calling a joint session of Parliament to get the insurance bill passed if it is not cleared in the coming session. 668 more words

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India wants to reduce subsidies to cut expenditure - Jaitley | Reuters

India wants to reduce its subsidy bill, estimated at near two percent of its gross domestic product, to cut down state expenditure and transfer funds to other sectors, the finance minister said. 109 more words

Economics

Federal budget delayed until at least April, spring election unlikely

The possibility of a spring federal election appears unlikely after Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced Thursday that the 2015 budget will be delayed until at least April due to “market instability.” 1,104 more words

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