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The government's dependence on debt has come down from 27 paise in the previous Budget to 24 paise in the coming year, reflecting ease of pressure on revenue collections.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Consensus between the United States and China will be a crucial part of any new global climate pact to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
From: The Economic Times | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Ground combat is now causing more deaths and injuries than improvised explosive devices in a worrying sign of spreading conflict.
From: The Economic Times | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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FM announced a number of measures to encourage households to save more, hoping to reverse a decline in financial savings that created serious economic imbalances.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Fed's new vice chair all but dismissed the idea of breaking up the largest US banks, saying it is unclear that the task would help stabilize the country's financial system.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Out of record disinvestment target of Rs 58,425 cr, Rs 43,425 cr is expected to come from stake sale in PSUs & another Rs 15,000 cr from sale of govt's residual stake in PSUs.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Gold surged to 3-1/2 month highs on Thursday on safe-haven buying sparked by worries about Portugal's top listed bank, and after India kept record high duties on bullion.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Arun Jaitley puts infrastructure on growth highway Govt kicked off initiatives to develop smart cities, airports and highways, and announced big energy investments along with a promise to decontrol diesel in a year.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Manufacturing sector got a major thrust in the budget, with finance minister Arun Jaitley announcing a bagful of measures aimed at resuscitating local production.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A Chidambaram budget with saffron lipstick: Swaminathan AiyarMany of Jaitley’s budget figures & policies resemble those in Chidambaram’s interim budget. There was no great fiscal vision, only minor reform, and sugar-coated pills rather than bitter...
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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'Fiscal targets overambitious; tax, reforms missing'If tax reforms are a terminal goal (not necessarily in 2014-15), discretion in 2014-15 is not the road to take. This is also true of expenditure.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Not Modinomics: Maximum projects, minimum moolah: TK Arun Arun Jaitley has presented an incremental budget that offers a maximum number of new government projects with minimal, token outlays.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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'Right first step in steering economy over coming yrs' The Budget is a great first step in steering the economy over the coming years, in a manner that leverages our potential, enhances our vibrancy and achieves our aspirations.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Budget sets out to preserve macro fundamentals There are several important issues that have been only partially addressed in this Budget: such as the problems of the infrastructure sector and the related problems in our banks.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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To approve GST by the end of the year: Arun Jaitley FM strongly signalled that NDA govt will roll out the proposed goods and service tax or GST next year, reassuring states that all their concerns will be addressed.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Budget 2014: A good budget from an individual's tax saving perspectiveOn the personal tax front, there are three key changes that bring cheer to individual tax payers.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Budget clears air on taxation, pushes infra, manufacturingBig push is also being made to upgrade urban infrastructure, including the creation of smart cities. There are initiatives to stimulate low-cost housing, including rural housing.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The government has allowed foreign companies to sell goods online without its approval, provided they are manufactured in India.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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FM's Budget is dotted with proposals that will lower tax disputes, curb arbitrary tax demands & lend certainty to tax outgo of cos, creating a conducive climate for investment.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The dampener is increase in effective dividend distribution tax, a tax on dividends paid by cos. But their tax outgo will increase only if they pay out same amount as dividend.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Fears over the fate of a Portuguese bank, Banco Espírito Santo, that not many Indian investors have heard of sparked fresh Eurozone concern, splashing cold water on the optimism.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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FM has corrected a significant anomaly in the excise law created by the controversial 'Fiat judgment', as part of slew of measures to boost the country's manufacturing sector.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella signals changes, defers talk on job cutsIn a 3,105-word memo sent to employees on Friday and posted on Microsoft's website, Nadella set out his vision for the company five months after taking over as CEO from Steve Ballmer....
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Budget 2014: Jaitley retains tax structure for super rich, including 10% levy While middle class taxpayers have welcomed the budget, super rich taxpayers might be sulking. This year’s budget has extended the levy.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The budget sets aside Rs 200 crore for the Statue of Unity, Modi's tribute to Patel, that will stand tall and force the world to look at India.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Cameron disclosed his private conversation with PM Modi during an address to Britain's Indian community at an annual event.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of BJP, had deputed many of its leaders to the party from time to time.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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"The combination of many devices and cloud services used for generating and consuming data creates a unique opportunity for us," Nadella said.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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PSUs to invest Rs 2.47 lk-cr for capacity building | 4 takeawaysThere are more than 250 CPSEs in the country and collectively they are estimated to have total cash and bank balance of close to Rs 3 lakh crore.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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"It is unbelievable and totally hallow announcement meant to generate publicity rather than addressing the problem genuinely," Bhat said.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A poor monsoon cuts exports, stokes food inflation and leads to lower demand for products ranging from cars to consumer goods.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Uddhav Thackrey today said he wanted to have an opportunity to work for the good of the state.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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'Obama looking forward to meet Modi in Sept'William J Burns, who met Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, said there was huge potential for taking the ties further particularly in the area of trade.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Speaking at a function to launch 'Pahava Vithal', inspired by his aerial photography of the Pandharpur pilgrimage, Uddhav said photography was his hobby.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Addressing VHP workers at Godhra Togadia said, "The Vishwa Hindu Parishad will launch a new movement called 'Hindu Ahead, for Hindu Security and Prosperity'.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The government has been making sustained efforts to obtain information about Indians having black money stashed abroad.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Jaitley in his budget speech made an announcement of providing Rs 200 crore for power reforms and Rs 500 crore for water sector reforms in Delhi.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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"The investment of $ 300 million in IT and ESDM sector would generate employment for 1 lakh people," a release issued by the Chief Minister's Office said.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Marginal reduction in excise duties in the food processing sector and extension of the Nabard RIDF loan scheme for warehousing infrastructure is welcome.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Jaitely not to attend BRICS summit in Brazil Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman will be accompanying the Prime Minister to Brazil.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Budget 2014: At Rs 6,000-cr, Government grants 50% jump in ISRO budget In 2013-14, although the Department of Space was initially given Rs 5,615 crore, that allocation was later revised to Rs 4,000 crore.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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"This is a classic payback budget as those who had actively funded the election of Modi are now being paid back," Sitaram Yechury said.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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"It is not growth-oriented and lacked direction as to how the government would strengthen the economy and check the price rise", he said.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The manufacturing sector constitutes over 75% of index of industrial production (IIP) that remained almost flat in 2013-14.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Arch rivals Jaya, Karuna welcome Union budgetMDMK chief Vaiko praised the budget as "visionary" and "growth-oriented" adding "there are no new taxes that would impact the common man."
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Sarma informed the meeting that the accident prone areas have been identified and highway patrolling would be focused on these areas.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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In the 2013-14 budget, Rs 120 crore was earmarked for CCTNS while Rs 37.23 crore had been given in 2012-13 budget.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Have taken all steps needed to stabilise economy in Budget: Jaitley | 4 takeaways"You have a huge problem in hand. There are unexplored areas of investment and our own systems in fact make the investors disinclined to come to India."
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Standard gold (99.5 purity) galloped by a whopping Rs 750 to conclude at Rs 28,605 per 10 grams from Wednesday's closing level of Rs 27,855.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended July 5, the Labor Department said.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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