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Run-Up To The Budget 2003

February 27, 2003

February 27, 2003

What do you expect from the Budget
Sugar decontrol unlikely
No surprises seen in this Budget: Adenwala
Budget may raise I-T exemption limit

February 26, 2003

What do you expect from the Budget
FDI sectoral cap hike unlikely
A Budget for banks?
Sugar: Expects a sweet deal
Oil and gas: Steps on LPG subsidy must
Tea: Excise duty removal sought
FMCG: A mixed bag in the offing
Auto: Abolish SED in phased manner
Cigarette: Waiting for a gasp of fresh air
Kelkar proposals on indirect taxes
Kelkar proposal at a glance

February 25, 2003

Steel: Bracing for import duty cuts
Petrochemicals: Set for further reduction in import duty on polymers
Textiles: Weaves a case for cut in duties
Cement: Calls for continued infrastructure thrust
Telecom: Duty reduction to make service rate cheaper
Tyres: Trying for reduction in excise duty
Engineering: Emphasis on level playing field
Tax savers for individuals
Budget: Kelkar proposals in limelight
Budget likely to give major concession for LNG imports
Jaswant seen delivering expansionary Budget
Rail Budget at 1200 noon on Feb 26
Budget seen paring rates on savings schemes
Service tax rates may be increased to 8%
Kelkar agenda may spawn high-yield equity class
Budget likely to throw up surprises for FMCG
Pension plan tax breaks may be watered down
Standard deduction limit may be raised
Steps to attract investors to stock market
Budget may reduce taxes in auto sector
Govt borrowings seen stable in Budget
Telecom sector sees Budget hiking FDI limit
Software industry wants tax break restored

February 24, 2003

Budget Day restriction on clearance of goods removed
Tax-exempt pension plan likely
Jaswant to direct speech at consumers
Rs 5,000 crore bailout fund for textile units likely
Caution is the buzzword in pre-Budget run
Jaswant may offer tax sops

February 22, 2003

Budget to pick & choose from Kelkar report
Tax breaks on export profits to be retained

February 21, 2003

Budget support for 2003-04 pegged at Rs 1.2 trillion
Ministerial group set to ease FDI caps
Ministries likely to spend 10% less than allocated
Jaswant may accept shipping tonnage tax
Govt mulls FDI for news agencies
Drawback norms eased

February 20, 2003

Colour TVs to cost 10% less
Politics may hinder tax reforms this budget

February 19, 2003

MAT may be scrapped
Biotech sector seeks tax sops for patented goods
Steel firms brace for a mixed Budget

February 18, 2003

Kelkar plan a roadmap for stable tax regime
Banking may get 8-pronged Budget boost
Big decisions on small savings

February 17, 2003

Budget to hold cheer for bourses
Govt lists four 'must pass' economic Bills
Make it short and sweet

February 14, 2003

Jaswant may dilute small savings sops
Rs 1,000 crore urged for social security net
Duty cut on knocked-down cars likely

February 13, 2003

Jaswant may lift FDI caps in Budget

February 12, 2003

Security net unlikely for unorganised workers
Union Budget sent for printing amidst tight security

February 11, 2003

7% growth target likely for 2003-04
Budget likely to boost exports: Jaitley

February 10, 2003

India Inc seeks core sector reforms
TDS default comes under govt scrutiny
Power bonds to be launched in Budget

February 7, 2003

What I couldn't tell the FM

February 6, 2003

Corporate tax rate may be at 35%
Fin Min to freeze Plan's GBS

February 5, 2003

Higher FII stake likely in banks
BJP chief lends an ear to industry

February 4, 2003

New Exim Policy to boost exports
Govt to toe Kelkar line on oil duty

February 3, 2003

Amendments in I-T Act likely for demutualisation of SEs
Liquor import duty may be reduced to 150% Govt to ensure speedy project execution

February 1, 2003

Rs 10,000 crore expenditure savings likely in 2002-03
Lower Plan support to hurt growth: Panel

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