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Fiscal Deficit
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

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

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 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

Business  /  Published 16.05.19

Bid to rejig welfare schemes

A high-level government meeting on Wednesday explored ways to rationalise the expenditure on the centrally-sponsored welfare schemes as the Centre targets to rein in the fiscal deficit to 3.4 per cent...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.02.19

Investors should have a balanced approach while playing the markets

Going into an election year there were expectations of multiple populist measures in this year’s interim budget. However, the government needed to meet its fiscal deficit target too. So the budget t...
By Ashish Shanker in

North East  /  Published 05.07.19

Overall, nothing exciting about the proposals for Northeast

This budget was supposed to be about rural distress, unemployment, raising consumption demand and garnering resources for the above. These areas have mostly been covered. There are steps in the reform...
By Amiya Kumar Sharma in

Opinion  /  Published 15.01.19

A long to-do list for the government

The finance ministry unceremoniously sent Raghuram Rajan packing. Arvind Subramanian’s departure was not so graceless; but to the best of my knowledge, none amongst the many colleagues who saw him o...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Business  /  Published 30.12.19

Centre may relax deficit target

The government may go back on its pledge to follow a glide path for fiscal deficit that envisages the deficit at 3 per cent of GDP in the next fiscal as it looks to boost expenditure and revive growth...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.05.20

Signal for bond yield surge

The Centre’s decision to jack up its borrowings for the year is likely to raise bond yields on Monday even as pressure will be on stocks over fears of higher fiscal deficit on account of the rise in...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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