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Budget 2015-16: Ease of business now a focal point

To promote ease of doing business in the country, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday proposed to bring legislation where the need for multiple prior permissions can be replaced with a pre-exist

Eight per cent growth, ‘big bang’ ahead

Finance minister Arun Jaitley gives the final touches to the annual Budget in New Delhi on Friday. 	— PTI

On Budget-eve, Survey says India ‘has reached a sweet spot’

Feel-good GDP number puzzles economic adviser

Reviving the debate on the new GDP numbers, the Economic Survey on Friday called the new higher economic gro-wth numbers put out by Central Statistical Org-anisation (CSO) as “puzzling”.

India needs $1 trillion to project power

The Economic Survey asked on Friday whether India should follow China and build reserves of foreign excha-nge.

Espionage rampant in many ministries

It’s not merely the petroleum ministry but espionage activities are rampant in other ministries too that deal with natural resources and infrastructure.

New intel agency for black money

The Supreme Court appointed special investigation team (SIT) has nominated the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) as the main coordinating body between all its member investigative and enforc

‘New method in line with other nations’

Last week while RBI governor Raghuram Rajan had said that the Central bank will need time to understand the data which claimed 6.9 per cent growth in FY14, chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian ha

Growth to be 7.4 per cent? New methodology leads to confusion

India has became the world’s fastest-growing major economy, mainly due to a change in the way its GDP is now calculated.

Economy to get a boost, further cuts in rates likely

A fall in interest rates and low crude oil prices augur well for the Indian economy in 2015.

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.