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Jaswant smiles on the salaried
THE Finance Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, today presented a `play it safe' Budget, side-stepping key recommendations of the Kelkar Task Force but bringing cheer to the salaried class. With a clear view not to antagonise the middle-class in an ... More

A dividend sop and an unkind cut
A HEART-warming dividend tax exemption and a heartburn-causing small savings rate cut is what the Budget gave to the investors. The tax exemption on dividends in the hands of investors may not be to the extent suggested by Kelkar Task Force. ... More

Impetus and impediments
PRICE reduction is a time-tested device to stimulate demand. The corporate sector knew it all the time; the explosive growth in the telecom sector in response to dramatic tariff cuts being the latest proof of the concept. The Railway Minister, ... More

Fundamentals still hold the key
BUDGET 2003-04 may, as the contents are digested in the coming days, not do much damage to stock valuations. Nor is it likely to kick in a broad-based rally, which may happen only if fundamentals continue to be the way they have been in the last ... More

Small savings: Remain beneficial for common man
THE continuance of tax incentives for small saving schemes and a relatively attractive interest rate, despite the 1 percentage point decrease, is expected to cheer investors. The final report on direct taxes authored by Dr Kelkar dubbed the ... More

Will Mauritius lose its sheen?
WILL the Mauritius route used by companies for bringing in investments into India lose its sheen? Budget 2003 has proposed that investors who buy stocks of listed companies from March 1, 2003 will be exempt from paying tax on the gains they make ... More


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