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Since 1st March, 1999
Ally test with teaser trio
Behind the cool front, finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram is perhaps the most tense man in the United Progressive Alliance cabinet today. ...  | Read.. 
Turnover fee foxes market
The budget proposes to replace the long-term capital gains tax on share transactions with a turnover tax that will be l ...  | Read.. 
Hunt for tax truants
The Manmohan Singh government plans a major crackdown to recover Rs 17,000 crore in tax arrears from defaulters. While o ...  | Read.. 
Textile taxes get a new garb
Finance minister P. Chidambaram introduced a new tax regime for the textile sector when he gave the industry the option of c ...  | Read.. 
Shipping firms see high tide ahead
Union finance minister P. Chidambaram brought cheer to the domestic shipping industry with his announcement of the much-awai ...  | Read.. 
Ally test with teaser trio
Country roads, take me home
Excerpts from the Budget 2004-2005..  | Read.. 
Goes to the root of growth
PC couldn’t have re-booted any better...  | Read.. 
Higher plan spending to fuel growth
Finance minister P. Chidambaram’s budget aims at pushing up the economic growth rate with a 20 ..  | Read.. 
Tractor makers have a field day
The government today abolished the excise duty or production tax on tractors, aimed to put more mon..  | Read.. 
Farm-credit decree not full of thorns
When the Union budget is strong on rhetoric, it sends shivers down the spine of bankers. Fortunately..  | Read.. 
Export zones to go places soon
The government will soon come out with a policy for special economic zones (SEZs) which have been p..  | Read.. 
Lower interest rates on advances to states
The Congress-led government in its maiden budget cut interest rates on advances to states and p..  | Read.. 
More powers to dig out bad loans
Banks are expected to benefit from the union budget announcement to amend certain portions of the S..  | Read.. 
Whoop turns into long wail
Hope turned into despair on the bourses as investors tried to make sense of a turnover tax, f..  | Read.. 
Core sector scores
Union finance minister P. Chidambaram today announced a major thrust for the infrastructure sec..  | Read.. 
Not all that bad, let the fundamentals sink in
Tax rates and slabs remain largely untouched, but the 2 per cent across-the-board cess is a signific..  | Read.. 
Double-barrel gun turned on steel
The steel industry is disappointed with the Union budget as it feels that P. Chidambaram has inflic..  | Read.. 
Chidambaram fails to read the tea leaves
Union finance minister P. Chidambaram has disappointed the tea industry...  | Read.. 
The dashing duo
One mounted a rescue in 1991, the other spun a dream six years later. Together after 13 years, they ..  | Read.. 
It’s a mixed bag for industry
Insurers are ecstatic over the decision to raise the foreign direct investment (FDI) cap from 26 pe..  | Read.. 
Win some, lose some for India Inc
India Inc hailed the union budget 2004-05 presented by finance minister P. Chidambaram. However, ot..  | Read.. 
Eighty-five items yanked off SSI list
In a move that is expected to create a major ruckus among a vast group of small-scale industry (SSI..  | Read.. 
Chambers laud rural initiatives
The chambers of commerce generally appreciated the union budget and say that it is the best that co..  | Read.. 
Power-play: Everyone’s part of it
Union finance minister P. Chidambaram has promised electricity to all in the budget for 2004-05...  | Read.. 
Fund managers at the crossroads
The mutual fund industry seems to be a little baffled; while it is jubilant about the measures ..  | Read.. 
Clock ticks on car price rise
The Union Budget for 2004-05 has evoked a mixed response from the automobile sector. The passen..  | Read.. 
FDI hike cheers telecom firms
The telecom industry is gung-ho over the decision to raise the foreign direct investment (FDI) ..  | Read.. 
Coalition compulsions to the fore
The budget with a rural focus attempts to give a pro-poor face to reforms, possibly populist, increa..  | Read.. 
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