FINANCIAL REFORMS

  • India bats for greater voice in financial reforms process April 24, 2012

    Doha: Calling for international financial sector reforms to overcome global economic uncertainties, India on Monday said the role of developing countries should have a say in the decision making process for such reforms. Speaking at the UNCTAD XIII, General Debate, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said India is willing...
  • BJP keeps door open on financial reform bills March 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said his party was not against supporting the financial reform bills if the government approached it with 'integrity and courage', but will remain opposed to FDI in multibrand retail. Sinha, chairman of the Parliament Standing Committee on Finance said that at a...
  • Budget to push harder for financial inclusion February 23, 2010

    Mumbai: The government's push for financial access for hundreds of millions of the unbanked is helping secure its vote base and creating lucrative opportunities for financial institutions, technology and mobile services firms. In his budget speech on Friday, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee may announce funds for a common technology platform...
  • Govt considers tax reforms to ease market, STT may go June 9, 2009

    Mumbai: The tax on transactions in the share market could be done away with in this budget. It's part of a series of capital market reforms the Finance Ministry is considering. If the Securities Transaction Tax (STT) is removed, India will be one of the cheapest markets in the...
  • PM sets at rest, debate on SEZs October 6, 2006

    Mumbai: Seeking to set at rest the debate on Special Economic Zones (SEZ), which he felt have come to stay in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday sought political consensus for pushing forward financial and labour sector reforms for sustaining high economic growth. "We can't afford a chalta hai (complacent)...