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BUDGET BASICS

  • Budget 2015-16: 10 terms you should know
    Budget 2015-16: 10 terms you should know

    There are many terms that an individual hears at the time of the Union Budget. Knowing what they mean could be helpful to understand the impact on the economy.
    Here are ten such top terms (in no particular order) to look at:
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  • How is the budget prepared?
    How is the budget prepared?

    Have you ever wondered how the Budget is prepared? Here’s how it is put in order every year.
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  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) explained
    Goods and Services Tax (GST) explained

    Goods and Services Tax is an indirect tax implemented by the Central Government to improve the economy.
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  • How govt spends its money
    How govt spends its money

    The Indian government spends more than it earns. This is the reason why it has a fiscal deficit. While most countries in the world have a high fiscal deficit, it is a problem for a developing economy like India. It stokes inflation and stifles economic growth as interest rates stay high.
    To manage the fiscal deficit, the Indian government needs to either raise taxes or cut expenditure.
    Here are pointers that explain where India spends money:
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  • What is Value Added Tax or VAT
    What is Value Added Tax or VAT

    Changing the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) can impact prices of goods across the sectors, making it an essential announcement in the Union Budget.

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  • Basics explained: Fiscal deficit
    Basics explained: Fiscal deficit

    Finance minister P Chidambaram has promised to keep the fiscal deficit under control during his visits to Hong Kong, Singapore and London.Here are pointers that could help you understand the basics.

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  • Relation: Budget and Stock Markets
    Relation: Budget and Stock Markets

    The Budget is a keenly watched event for the stock markets. Investor and investment friendly budgets usually get a thumb up. Any increase in taxes or added burden on finances does not get a positive reaction. However, the influence of the Budget on stock markets has declined since 1990s.

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    (Source: www.indiabudget.nic.in; BSE; media reports; Morgan Stanley I Images: AFP, Getty Images and Think Stock)

  • Five things to know about direct taxes
    Five things to know about direct taxes

    Taxes are the main source of revenue for the government. They are levied on individuals, firms, companies and other entities to fund the expenses in running the country. They come in the form of direct and indirect taxes. Direct taxes are something that each one of us comes face to face with and here are 5 things to know about them.
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  • Important Budgets in the history of India
    Important Budgets in the history of India

    While we wait for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to present the Budget 2014-15, take a quick glance at the past budgets that have changed the course of the economy.
    Images: Getty/Think Stock/Reuters Pictures)
    (SOURCE: Wikipedia; www.budget.nic.in; media reports)

  • Education of India’s past 6 FMs
    Education of India’s past 6 FMs

    This tough job requires some really smart people at the helm. Before we head into the Budget week; here’s a look at the academic and professional qualifications of some of India’s Finance Ministers.

  • History of our Union Budgets
    History of our Union Budgets

    This is a list of 10 things about past budgets that you might want to know ahead of the Budget 2014-15.
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  • How disinvestment helps govt
    How disinvestment helps govt

    Disinvestment or divestment means selling or diluting of stake by shareholders. In the context of the budget, disinvestment is a sale of Government of India's stake in Public Sector Undertaking. This is usually carried out to raise resources to boost government’s finances.
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  • Evolution of Budget over the years

    How India's Budget evolved over the years

  • Gujarat Model and Budget: 5 things
    Gujarat Model and Budget: 5 things

    Narendra Modi won a landslide mandate in India’s general elections which resulted in excitement and expectations in the stock market. (Text: Simplus Information Services)

  • And the best finance minister is...
    And the best finance minister is...

    Who has been India's best Finance Minister since Independence? Find out

  • Relation: Budget deficits & interest rates
    Relation: Budget deficits & interest rates

    Interest rates are set by central banks all over the world. In India, The Reserve Bank of India sets the repo or repurchase rate. This is the rate at which RBI lends to banks. Banks then fix the borrowing rate for individuals and businesses. It is the primary benchmark rate.
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