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Fiscal Deficit
Business  /  Published 27.12.18

Fiscal gap widens to Rs 7 lakh cr

The country’s fiscal deficit widened to Rs 7.16 lakh crore, or 114.8 per cent of the budgeted target set for 2018-19, during the first eight months of the current fiscal on account of lower revenue ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 15.12.18

Garg for lower debt burden

Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday flagged the concern of public debt and the need to cut it over the next five years for fiscal prudence.“Whether you look at fiscal deficit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.11.18

Fiscal deficit past annual budgeted figure

In the first seven months of the current financial year, the government has surpassed the budgeted full-year fiscal deficit target of Rs 6,24,276 crore.On Friday, the government released its monthly a...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.06.20

Lessons from ratings blow

Amid a shortfall in revenue and the need for more public spending, newly elected CII president Uday Kotak said India needs to maintain financial and fiscal stability even as fiscal deficit will inevit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.20

Projects boost to economy

The finance minister has announced an expenditure plan of Rs 102 lakh crore for spending on infrastructure projects, such as power, agriculture, railways and roads. This is aimed at boosting the slugg...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 31.10.19

Fiscal gap hits 93% of target

The country’s fiscal deficit reached nearly 93 per cent of the budget estimate at Rs 6.52 lakh crore at the end of September in the current financial year, government data showed on Thursday. In abs...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 05.02.20

Budget light on structural reforms: Fitch

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget for 2020-21 was light on new structural reforms, Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday adding it has not materially altered its forecasts for India's econo...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Sensex plunges over 700 points

Market benchmark Sensex plunged over 700 points on Saturday after the Union Budget projected widening of fiscal deficit for the current financial year.The Sensex slumped as much as 708 points to hit a...
By The Telegraph and PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

The misleading debate on RBI funds

For some time now there has been a debate in the country that is as esoteric as it is misleading, namely whether the Reserve Bank of India’s reserves should be drawn down by the government to financ...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.19

Economic challenges before the new government

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