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Cost of a charm offensive
Finance minister Jaswant Singh’s budget lays a major emphasis on fiscal consolidation to nurse the economy into a more robust state of health. ...  | Read.. 
 
20,000 good reasons to get home that car now
All those who waited to buy their cars after the budget can start counting their gains. ...  | Read.. 
 
Savers left bleeding in two-way squeeze
Thousands of individuals who depend on interest income today were a worried lot today as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bro ...  | Read.. 
 
Markets wait for the dollops to sink in
The markets looked askance at Jaswant Singh’s benevolence, ending on a flat note after the finance minister did not walk the ...  | Read.. 
 
Easier rules for overseas investments
The government today eased the overseas investment norms for companies while allowing prepayment of foreign loans over $ 100 ...  | Read.. 
 
Cost of a charm offensive
 
 
As good as it gets, beam barons
Union finance minister Jaswant Singh seems to have fared quite well in his maiden budget as he walke..  | Read.. 
Flogging reforms
Budget 2000-01..  | Read.. 
 
At the core of things: Rs 60,000 cr
In an attempt to give major thrust to the infrastructure sector, finance minister Jaswant Singh tod..  | Read.. 
 
Mega power projects in fast-forward mode
The Union Budget 2003-04 has good news for the power sector. Keeping in mind the BJP government’s a..  | Read.. 
 
Housing loan sops stay on firm ground
Union budget 2003, with its host of goodies for the housing sector is a hit with the real estate in..  | Read.. 
 
Big-bang booster for banks
Proposals in Budget 2003-04 for the banking and the financial sectors are likely to spur overse..  | Read.. 
 
Customs, excise duties rationalised
Duty rationalisation in indirect taxes — excise and customs duty —formed a prime component of w..  | Read.. 
 
Phone bills to go up
The telecom subscriber will have to pay higher telephone bills due to the hike in service tax f..  | Read.. 
 
Steel eyes infrastructure demand upsurge
The domestic steel sector has expressed happiness over the maiden budget of Union finance minis..  | Read.. 
 
Personal computers to come cheaper
Personal computers will cost about Rs 500-Rs 800 less and bandwidth related services like strea..  | Read.. 
 
Edible oil prices to rise on excise levy
The 8 per cent excise duty imposed on branded and packaged varieties of vanaspati and edible oi..  | Read.. 
 
Rich pickings in store for tea firms
The tea industry today welcomed finance minister Jaswant Singh’s move to abolish the excise duty of..  | Read.. 
 
It’s a mixed bag for cement industry
Cement makers put champagne bottles on ice when they realised that gains from the finance minister’..  | Read.. 
 
Gem of a guy, say jewellery makers
It was celebration time for gems and jeweller exporters in the country as the finance minister Jasw..  | Read.. 
 
Jute sector relieved
No news is good news. Or so it would seem as far as the jute sector is concerned. Jute industry le..  | Read.. 
 
Singh spins a bonanza for textiles
It was smiles for a large swathe of the textile industry as the finance minister brought down c..  | Read.. 
 
Pension firms have their hands full
Pension and insurance firms are expected to cobble a slew of schemes for the common man...  | Read.. 
 
Apex chambers shower praise
Industry is ecstatic over the slew of exemptions and tax breaks that finance minister Jaswant S..  | Read.. 
 
Jaswant breaks tradition
Finance minister Jaswant Singh did what he promised his family before he sat down to write his ..  | Read.. 
 
Hoteliers can’t ask for more
The annual budget for fiscal 2003-04 filled the tourism and hotel industry, one of the highest ..  | Read.. 
 
Expectations met, Bengal chambers happy
The city chambers of commerce and industry greeted finance minister Jaswant Singh’s maiden budg..  | Read.. 
 
Equity schemes of mutuals to gain
Equity schemes of mutual funds may look attractive for small investors after the finance minist..  | Read.. 
 
Captain Courageous bites the bullet
..  | Read.. 
 
Panch Pandavas to cure all ills
The Economic Survey admits to economic growth dropping to 4.4 per cent from 5.6 per cent in the pre..  | Read.. 
 
Life a little easier for seniors
Finance minister Jaswant Singh today unveiled a budget designed to make life a touch easier for..  | Read.. 
 
DCA loses its identity
The department of company affairs (DCA) will be absorbed into the finance ministry as one of its de..  | Read.. 
 
Middle-class messiah walks the talk
Excerpts from the Budget 2003-04 ..  | Read.. 
 
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