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State Budgets for 2018-19 show a healthy recovery on fiscal deficit front

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard The combined size of the Budgets presented by 29 states of India is now at least 37 per cent more than the Union Budget. Compared to the Union Budget
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Current account deficit narrows in 2016-17: RBI

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed during last fiscal due to a contraction in the country’s trade deficit.According to data furnished by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI
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Shankar Acharya: Fiscal deficits - a short history

From: Buisness-standard By Shankar Acharya Recommended by: business-standard Thirty years ago very few people in India had heard of “fiscal deficits”. The phrase made its debut appearance in an official government document in the
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T N C Rajagopalan: Will this Budget help our trade?

From: Buisness-standard By TNC Rajagopalan Recommended by: business-standard Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has drawn praise for aiming at a fiscal deficit of 3.2 per cent of gross domestic product, beside boosting consumption
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A V Rajwade: Cover the full ground

From: Buisness-standard By A V Rajwade Recommended by: business-standard Most commentators on the Budget have complimented the finance minister on restricting the fiscal deficit to 3.2 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). The
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Martin Feldstein: Japan's economic quandary

From: Buisness-standard By Martin Feldstein Recommended by: business-standard Martin FeldsteinThe Japanese economy is a paradoxical mixture of prosperity and failure. And, in a significant way, its prosperity makes its failures
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A K Bhattacharya: Two lessons after two years

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard The Narendra Modi government completes two years in office tomorrow. How has it done with regard to the management of the economy? Available
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Martin Feldstein: Stopping America's federal debt explosion

From: Buisness-standard By Martin Feldstein Recommended by: business-standard The US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just delivered the bad news that the national debt is now rising faster than gross domestic product (GDP)
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A K Bhattacharya: Six takeaways and one lesson

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard About a fortnight ago, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his government's third Budget to the nation. It is, therefore, a good occasion to look a
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Jaimini Bhagwati: Illusory Budget numbers

From: Buisness-standard By Jaimini Bhagwati Recommended by: business-standard The homeless and unwashed sleep under flyovers and approach us with outstretched palms at traffic lights even in the exclusive enclaves of Delhi. As we

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