Finance Minister P. Chidambaram
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram

A low-voltage Budget

Our Bureau

With one eye on the voter and another on the foreign investor, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram p... »        7 comments

Announced on Thursday, forgotten on Monday

T.C.A. Srinivasa-Raghavan

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, presenting his eighth Budget, did not have too many options bef... »        2 comments

Budget Analysis: Realty – Helping Affordability, Taxing Luxury

The overall theme has been to provide incentive to low and middle income home owners while increasing revenue inflows from high price tag properties.

Meera Siva

The Budget h... »  

Utility vehicles may lose edge, leg-up for commercial vehicles

Parvatha Vardhini

Two major moves in the Budget related to the auto sector sends contradictory signals. On the one... »

Government & Policy

The announcement that the oil and gas exploration policy may move from profit sharing to revenue sharing contracts may help the government ring-fence its income from hydrocarbon blocks.

Oil and gas: Low on specifics

Anand Kalyanaraman

For the oil and gas sector, the »  


The Customs duty will be a burden for power plants run on imported coal by companies such as Tata Power and Adani Power.

Power Sector: Electricity from imported coal to turn expensive

Our Bureau

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has put the same percentage of custom duty for steamed coal and... »        1 comment


The proposal to restore generation-based incentive is a booster for the wind power sector.

Wind power sector heaves a sigh of relief

M. Ramesh

Upon the announcement of bringing back the ‘generation-based incentive’ scheme, for which the Bu... »

Government & Policy

‘Tour operators have little to rejoice’

Nivedita Ganguly

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) is upset over neglect of tourism sector in the B... »

Government & Policy

Rs 7,500-cr outer harbour project at Tuticorin port

T.E. Raja Simhan

The Rs 7,500-crore outer harbour project at Tuticorin port was one of the major highlights for t... »


Education stocks rally as much as 12% in late morning trade


Shares of companies related to education sector surged as much as 12 per cent today after Financ... »      1 comment
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