The Telegraph
Tuesday , February 18 , 2014

Dark spots in bright show

The good news first: fiscal deficit for the current fiscal will be contained at 4.6 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) — well within the red line of 4.8 per cent set last year. Moreover, the interim budget sees fiscal deficit at 4.1 per cent of GDP in 2014-15. ...   | Read..

Car makers rush to pass on excise relief

Car makers rushed to announce price cuts today soon after finance minister P. Chidambaram doled out huge excise duty benefits across various segments. ...   | Read..

Mobile gain comes with slight pain

Mobile phones of less than Rs 2,000 will now cost more, while the more expensive ones will enjoy duty benefit....   | Read..

Deep divide on deficit

Finance minister P. Chidambaram today took a dig at his predecessor, Pranab Mukherjee, when he said he wasn’t comfortable with the concept of an “effective re...   | Read..

Bid to rejig roles & resources

Finance minister P. Chidambaram has touched another raw nerve in relations between North Block and Mint Road, articulating a dual agenda for the RBI that focuses on both...   | Read..

FMC set to gain more powers

The Forward Markets Commission (FMC), the regulatory authority for commodity futures market, is finally set to get more powers....   | Read..
Finance minister P. Chidambaram along with deputy ministers Namo Narain Meena (right) and J.D. Seelam (left) in New Delhi on Monday. Picture by Yasir Iqbal
Dark spots in bright show

 Press Releases

One account for all assets

The government plans to bring all financial assets of an individual under a single account in t...   | Read..

Bank cash problem to persist

Finance minister P. Chidambaram’s proposal to provide Rs 11,200 crore for capital infusio...   | Read..

Debt handler on way

The government is planning to go ahead with a “non-statutory” public debt management agency because it has s...   | Read..

Industry speach

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