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Fiscal Deficit
Business  /  Published 30.08.19

Deficit nears target

The govt aims to restrict the deficit at 3.3% of GDP in the current fiscal, from 3.4% of GDP a year ago...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.07.19

Fiscal deficit worry

The deficit was 68.7% of the 2018-19 budget estimate in the year-ago period...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.07.19

Are we hurtling towards a fiscal crisis?

There are worries that the government is using off-budgetary resources to hide its ballooning expenditure...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 10.07.19

Nirmala Sitharaman defends deficit target

The minister was replying to a general discussion on the Union Budget 2019-20...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 08.07.19

Foreign bond talks soon

Govt to start borrowing a part of its funding requirement from the overseas market in foreign currency to bridge fiscal deficit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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Opinion  /  Published 07.07.19

Budget lacklustre, on expected lines

Broadly the income tax rates have not been tinkered with, barring the surcharge for wealthy people earning more than Rs 2 crore...
By Partha Ray

India  /  Published 06.07.19

Union Budget: Divestment target set at Rs 1 lakh crore

Divestment could help the government in meeting the fiscal deficit target...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 05.07.19

Overall, nothing exciting about the proposals for Northeast

The central government schemes in the Northeast have not been implemented in right earnest...
By Amiya Kumar Sharma

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

Sitharaman packs a punch in maiden budget

She seeks to address pain points in the economy, but the hike in the surcharge for higher taxable incomes dampens sentiment...
By Sourav Majumdar

Business  /  Published 13.01.19

Drill to dodge fiscal deficit

Fiscal deficit till November stood at Rs 7.17 lakh crore against the target of Rs 6.24 lakh crore for the whole of 2018-19...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi


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