Budget Expectations

  • Budget 2012: India Inc's expectations March 16, 2012

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the annual Budget on Friday against a backdrop of slowing growth and burgeoning fiscal deficit. The Government will have to do a balancing act, by raising taxes on some items such as cars, consumer goods and cement to raise revenue, and give incentives to...
  • KPMG: What salaried people can expect from Budget March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Individual looks forward to Budget with just one question – will it increase my 'take home pay'? Let's look at the most anticipated changes in this year's Budget which will have a direct impact on this question. Increase in slab rates The rationalisation of tax slabs in line with the...
  • Need realty regulator, stamp duty cut: Tata Housing March 9, 2012

    By Brotin Banerjee While the government is trying to provide the requisite stability to the economy, it now needs to focus on strengthening the real estate sector. This is important in view of the fact that construction sector is the second largest employer next only to agriculture, and growth in the...
  • Refex CEO answers Budget expectations questionnaire March 2, 2010

    Refex CEO Mr. Anil Jain's answers our questionaire on his expectations from the Pranab Mukherjee's Budget 2010. 1. Do you have any expectations from Budget 2010 on environment protection? Ans: As always, any Budget presentation is viewed with optimism by our industry. The citizens of our country have great expectations from...
  • Infra sector critical for high GDP growth February 24, 2010

    In our special series on budget expectations of different sectors of Indian industries from Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, we bring to you the infrastructure sector in India. Below are the excerpts of Rashi Suri's budget expectations. Expectations from the budget 2010: Infrastructure development Great expectation are there in the...
  • Make export tax incentives easier: Tiwari February 24, 2010

    In our special series on budget expectations of different sectors of Indian industries from Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, we bring to you the pharma sector in India. The industry has been facing a tough time on account of rising input costs due to double-digit inflation in recent times. Below...
  • Budget must double funds for health: Fortis CEO February 24, 2010

    Health systems around the globe are designed to provide a means to distribute society’s resources to balance affordability. For any country economic growth must bring with it a faster growth of its healthcare sector. At no other time in our history has there been more debate on the healthcare agenda...
  • Expectations from the Union Budget 2010-11 February 23, 2010

    For the gems and jewllery sector: 1. Economic Stimulus Package for Exporters to be extended The economic stimulus package including 2 per cent interest subvention may be extended for a further period as the economic slowdown in global markets continues to impact the export industry 2. Liberalisation of Gold imports to make...
  • Want industry status to health sector: Fortis chairman February 19, 2010

    Malvinder Mohan Singh Chairman of Fortis Healthcare says the Finance Minister should provide industry status to the healthcare sector and extend tax incentives from 5 years to 10 years. ...
  • Review tax break policy for hotels: Bhatia February 18, 2010

    As the Union Budget 2010 draws closer, CNN-IBN take a look at the budget expectations of India Inc. from the Union Minister for Finance, Pranab Mukherjee. Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group and MD, Amadeus India lists his demands and expectations from the government. Aviation Sector "The Indian aviation industry went...
  • Budget must make policies clear: Unicon CEO February 18, 2010

    The Finance Minister, in his Budget speech, should provide a clear roadmap of its economic plans for the next couple of years. The Budget should provide insights into to the government policies in quite a few areas where clarity is still missing. The approach towards fiscal prudence including the policy...
  • Budget 2010: FM must reinforce growth this budget February 17, 2010

    Vikram Mehta of Shell India demands growth for the Union Budget 2010. ...
  • Direct tax reforms still a dream: Dhirendra Kumar February 16, 2010

    As we wait for Budget 2010, experts have already started to speculate about the fiscal numbers that will come out and whether the so-called stimulus will be withdrawn. However, the rest of us ordinary mortals, are a bit more worried about what impact the Budget will have on the taxes...
  • Harsh Roongta's budget wishlist February 16, 2010

    I am at it again…making pre-budget wishlist for this year's budget. Given the background behind the forthcoming budget and realizing that the Finance Minister has little to give away by way of financial sops, I am going to be a little circumspect about my wishlist from this budget. The biggest expectation...
  • Budget of hope: Auto industry stimulus packages should continue February 16, 2010

    India Inc has host of expectations from the Finance Minister this budget. Jagdish Khattar, CMD, Carnation Auto wants the stimulus packages given to auto industry to continue. ...
  • IT companies want extended tax benefits February 15, 2010

    The tech sector wants tax benefits extended for small and medium IT companies to help them expand in smaller cities ...
  • Worst for real estate over: Kabul Chawla February 15, 2010

    Fiscal incentives provided by the government for the development of the housing and real estate sector in successive budget along with the liberal investment and reforms and policies has brought the real estate sector to the centre stage. Real estate sector in the past has witnessed unprecedented slowdown due to...
  • Real estate wants infrastructure status February 12, 2010

    From a macro-economic perspective, the budget needs to do a fine balancing act between growth and measures adopted to exit the fiscal stimuli. This would effectively decide the course of all policy and corporate decisions in the next fiscal. Significantly, according infrastructure status to the real estate industry is vital for...
  • Chat Now: With Symphony Services CFO February 28, 2008

    Chat on Budget Expectations and outsourcing with S L Narayanan, CFO, Symphony Services. ...
  • Stimulus to IT Industry in a changed market scenario February 26, 2008

    Rarely do finance Ministers get a platform of sustainable growth, copious forex reserves and liquidity position that Mr P Chidambaram has today. It should encourage him to continue the path of long sighted economic and fiscal adjustments and reforms that are desperately required in a country like ours. However, issues...
  • Budget Expectation: STPI extension likely for SME IT cos February 18, 2008

    Before we speculate on the outlook for the IT sector in the forthcoming Union Budget, let us first look at the pressures on the Finance Minister: Inclusive growth remains a top priority for the UPA government, as it should. India’s economic growth is impressive, but remains lopsided. We have already seen...
  • Auto sector and the union Budget February 18, 2008

    February can be a good or a bad month for automobile manufacturers. Bad because sales dip during February as consumers, especially salaried people like me, hold back their buying plans hoping that the Finance Minister will make their favourite set of wheels a little cheaper. In some years, it turns out...
  • Automobiles and the Union Budget February 18, 2008

    The numerous annual appeals to the Finance Minister makes one think of poor beggars stretching out their hands for charity. In no other country is the annual budget given so much importance and generates so much debate. It is perhaps a throwback to the colonial times when an imperial government...
  • Auto sector: Emerging trends and challenges February 18, 2008

    Globally, the automotive sector is in transition in many markets. While it is growing significantly overall, major differences in market dynamics exist by geography. The US market is experiencing poor profitability, industry consolidation, restructuring and spin-offs. Market share dominance is shifting from the traditional Big 3 US OEMs to...
  • FM will have to resort to tightrope walk: FICCI February 4, 2008

    Mumbai: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will have to do a balancing act in the face of growing pressure from the Left parties for an overall increase in taxes while providing the much-needed stimulus in the Union Budget to push economic growth. "A tightrope walk is inevitable for the Finance Minister as...