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Every Indian budget begins with a dish of halwa—and a few other quirks

India is a country obsessed with rituals.

And the government does not fall far behind, even when it comes to making the country’s most important financial document—the budget. 542 more words

India in sweet spot of lower deficits, more growth - Economic Survey | Reuters

India can increase investment to drive economic growth without borrowing more, a key government report said on Friday, in an indication that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley… 372 more words


India to embark on rail investment splurge thanks to cheap oil | Reuters

India’s decrepit state-run train services stand to receive at least a 25 percent boost in investment to over $9 billion, funded solely by falling fuel costs, according to officials familiar with a railway budget set to be unveiled on Thursday. 235 more words


4 rapid fire questions to Amar Ambani

Expectations from Mr. Arun Jaitley, this time around…

We expect the Union Budget to be a growth enabler, as well as one that sticks to the path of fiscal consolidation. 485 more words


Modi accepts Finance Commission’s record hike in states’ share

New Delhi : With the Narendra Modi-led government’s first full budget due this weekend, it Tuesday accepted the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission for a record increase of 10 percent in the states’ share of the divisible pool of central taxes. 24 more words


Death and Taxes

Currently South Africa is running at a budget deficit of around 4% of GDP. Government debt stands at 46% of GDP and continues to grow. Our growth rate is sluggish at a projected 2.2% which is far below the 5% necessary to balance the budget. 582 more words

South Africa

Land Acquisition Bill: Opposition accuses Centre of by-passing Parliament; Jaitley denies charge

As members from Congress, Left, Trinamool Congress, SP, BSP and JD-U targeted the government over provisions of the land ordinance calling it “anti-farmer” and aimed at “benefitting corporates”, Leader of the House Arun Jaitley assured them that he would convey the suggestion  to the concerned minister to “hold discussions with parties” on the issue. 105 more words