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Budget: What's our view?

Now that the much-awaited budget is announced, what should investors do? Read our balanced analysis on budget proposal implications! [Read More]

  • Impact of Budget on individuals | Minutes of Investor Empowerment Prog.
  • An 'A' for PC!
  • 10 key measures that affect you
  • Mutual funds: Investors get an encore
  • Small savings schemes: Bonanza in store!
  • NRIs: Take it on the chin! | Impact of Budget on NRIs
  • Read the budget speech
  • Over the years: Budget 04, Budget 03, Budget 02

    The Experts: Views on the Budget

  • Mr. Hugh Peyman, Head, Research-Works
  • Mr. Ashwin Dani, MD, Asian Paints
  • Mr. Kanu Doshi, Chartered Accountant
  • Mr. R. Sukumar, CIO, Franklin Templeton
  • Ms. Sharma, CEO & MD, ICICI Pru Life
  • Mr. Ravi Ramu, CFO, MphasiS-BFL
  • Dr. Rakesh Mohan, Dy. Governor RBI
  • Mr. Binay C., Head-Fixed Inc., Principal AMC

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    Money Simplified: Our quarterly publication will simplify the budget for you!

    India Inc: Sectoral Impact

    Aluminium Auto Ancillaries Automobiles Banking
    Cement Consumer Durables Energy Sources Engineering
    Fertilizers FMCG Hotels Investment & Finance
    Media Paints Petrochemicals Pharmaceuticals
    Power Shipping Software Steel
    Telecom Textile Tobacco Financial Glossary

    Economic Survey 2003-04: Our view

  • External sector: And it recovers!
  • Agriculture: Ok! Ok! But what next?
  • Banking: Entering a new stage
  • Infrastructure: More, more and more
  • Pub. Finances: Good. But what's ahead?
  • Economy: Rough with the smooth

    Pre-Budget analysis

  • Rollbacks: We have a history!
  • The new tax structure?
  • Will the good times continue?
  • If India were a stock...

    The Union Budget: Reading between the lines

    Small savings schemes: Let it be?
    Incessant rate cuts and the softer interest rate regime propagated in recent times have had an impact on fixed income instruments across board.
       What is the market waiting for?
    Its budget time! More than anytime in the past, the stock markets are looking forward to this Budget, for a ‘sense of direction'.
    Investors want an encore
    In our post-budget coverage last year, we had said that all the triggers were there for investors to take to mutual funds.
      Are we paying enough tax?
    Do Indian corporations pay abysmally high rates of taxes as compared to the developed countries? Read our analysis.
    Investing: Listen to the experts!
    In this article we will attempt to answer queries regarding the global investment opportunity and more.
      Fiscal deficit: Grim consequences!
    If one were to list the factors that have impeded India from attaining a higher growth path, the govt's high fiscal deficit would appear at the top.
    More on budget 2005

     Research ReportsTop 100 Indian companies with Buy/Sell price limits
     StockSelectBuy/Sell recommendation every week in your mailbox
     FundSelectMutual Fund Advisory with downloadable database

    The Economy in pictures

    Economic Survey: 7th July 2004

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    The Markets
    Budget Voices
    "The FMCG sector could gain from the trickle down effect of the major increase in social investments, but there could have been a greater leveraging of the relatively high growth in GDP, especially in agriculture, for demand push."
    Harsh Mariwala, Marico

    "The pharma industry is preparing to face the challenges of a product patent regime post 2005, and looks forward to a comprehensive fiscal package."
    Dr Brian Tempest, Ranbaxy

    "Reduction in excise duty on passenger cars and passenger vehicles from the current level of 24% to 16%"
    SIAM India

    Your Voice
    Will the turnover tax affect your investment decision?

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