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India Union Budget 2017-18 live updates and news: Business Standard offers exclusive live coverage on Budget 2017 presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley. Get latest updates on Budget highlights, railway budget, expert views and opinion

Budget 2017: Budget 2017 wishlist: Five expectations from the infrastructure sector. Breaking News - The Budget session of Parliament was on Saturday convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented.

Budget 2017: Budget 2017 wishlist: Five expectations from the infrastructure sector

President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also expected from the Lok Sabha secretariat. While the session will begin with the President's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses, the same day the pre-Budget economic survey will be tabled. The practice of separate railway Budget 2017 presentation is being scrapped from this year. The railway estimates will be part of the Union Budget. The announcement comes even as Opposition parties have raised objections to the presentation of the Budget on February 1 before the Assembly polls in five states on the ground that it will tilt the balance in government's favour because it can woo voters with sops.

Get all the Stock Market News & Latest Business News | Business Standard. Budget 2017: Budget 2017 wishlist: Expectations from the real estate sector. Breaking News - The Budget session of Parliament was on Saturday convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented.

Budget 2017: Budget 2017 wishlist: Expectations from the real estate sector

President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also expected from the Lok Sabha secretariat. Budget 2017: Budget 2017 should focus on preventive, promotive healthcare: Mehta of PwC. Breaking News - The Budget session of Parliament was on Saturday convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented.

Budget 2017: Budget 2017 should focus on preventive, promotive healthcare: Mehta of PwC

President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also expected from the Lok Sabha secretariat. While the session will begin with the President's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses, the same day the pre-Budget economic survey will be tabled. Budget 2017: Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit. Breaking News - The Budget session of Parliament was on Saturday convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented.

Budget 2017: Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit

President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also expected from the Lok Sabha secretariat. While the session will begin with the President's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses, the same day the pre-Budget economic survey will be tabled.

The practice of separate railway Budget 2017 presentation is being scrapped from this year. The railway estimates will be part of the Union Budget. The announcement comes even as Opposition parties have raised objections to the presentation of the Budget on February 1 before the Assembly polls in five states on the ground that it will tilt the balance in government's favour because it can woo voters with sops. Get all the Stock Market News & Latest Business News | Business Standard. Budget 2017 wishlist: Five expectations from the infrastructure sector. The Union Budget 2017 is expected to give an impetus to infrastructure sector in order to boost industrial growth amid global slowdown and lower corporate spending at home.

Budget 2017 wishlist: Five expectations from the infrastructure sector

A Business Standard report said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley might announce a third straight year of record capital spending, which could be 12-14% higher than the 2016-17 Budget Estimates of Rs 2.47 lakh crore. That would put the 2017-18 capital expenditure at nearly Rs 2.8 lakh crore. From more avenues to fund stuck projects, tax holidays to discount in lending rates, below are five things that Sandeep Upadhyay, Managing Director & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory expect from the Budget 2017. The source of financing infrastructure projects needs to be subsidised vis-a-vis funding other sectors. Budget 2017 wishlist: Expectations from the real estate sector. Industry size: India’s real estate market is expected to touch $180 billion by 2020Source: India Brand Equity Foundation Employment figure: The Indian real estate sector has backward and forward linkages to approximately 265 ancillary industries.

Budget 2017 wishlist: Expectations from the real estate sector

It employs over 50 million people. In India, real estate is the largest employer after agriculture and is slated to grow at 30 per cent over the next decadeSource: National Skill Development Corp. Farm insurance, credit access schemes expected in Budget 2017: Kakra of PwC. Budget 2017 should focus on preventive, promotive healthcare: Mehta of PwC. Emphasising that expenditure on public health in the country was quite low, Rana Mehta, partner and leader (healthcare), PwC said the government needed to focus on preventive and promotive care.

Budget 2017 should focus on preventive, promotive healthcare: Mehta of PwC

Mehta also stressed on the need for a robust medical fraud detection engine as part of the insurance claims process. He was responding to questions on a Business Standard live chat on what should be expected from the coming Budget for improving health care in the country. Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit. The Union Budget this year seems particularly important in the aftermath of the India’s biggest decision of 2016 – demonetisation and preceding elections in UP.

Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit

A recent report by Ambit capital suggests that Union Budget is likely to be focussed primarily on reinforcing the ‘black money crackdown’ theme with a secondary focus on delivering token payments to the poor as well as income tax cuts. According to the report by the brokerage firm, the government is expected to announce an ‘anti-rich’ budget with a secondary focus on: delivering token payments to the poor; and tax cuts for the middle class. Setting the scene for cashless economy and curbing more black money for the coming months, the budget might include the below features: An adverse decision on the Capital Gains Tax frontSteps to create penalties for undertaking cash transactionsMeasures to prevent withdrawal of cash from the banking systemAs intensification of tax raids Read Article Source>>>

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Budget 2017: No service charge on online rail tickets. Big relief to middle class! I-T rate for Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh annual income bracket halved to 5% Welcome stress on fiscal responsibility in Budget, reflected in fiscal deficit, borrowing level and revenue deficit.

Big relief to middle class! I-T rate for Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh annual income bracket halved to 5%

@bsindia on #Budget2017 pic.twitter.com/AVQVJw7PpL— Business Standard (@bsindia) February 1, 2017 Corporation tax reduced to 25% for companies with revenues of less than Rs 50 cr a yearPropose to reduce existing rate of taxation of those with income between 2.5 lakh to 5 lakh from 10% to 5%: FM @arunjaitley #Budget2017 pic.twitter.com/zVLbBxuymb— Business Standard (@bsindia) February 1, 2017 Personal income tax: tax rate reduced to 5% from 10% for those in Rs 2.5-5 lakh bracketBudget Reaction: Draft medical devices rules have been in vogue for quite some time already.

It is encouraging to see that the government will seek to introduce some regulations in the coming year: Anand Mehta, Partner, Khaitan & CoNo corporate tax reduction for large companies.What does it mean? BUDGET LIVE: Budget on schedule, Arun Jaitley leaves for Rashtrapati Bhawan. SECTORS TO WATCH: Agri-related spending increase would be positive for Fertilisers, Consumer Staples, Tractors and 2Ws. 4) A reduction in personal tax rates could benefit Consumer Discretionary and Autos. 5) Higher infra spending would be positive for Cement, Roads, Railways, Logistics and CVs.SECTORS TO WATCH: Where the government spends more, with or without 'stimulus', will have different sectoral implications. 1) Any fiscal transfers to Jan Dhan accounts or move towards "Minimum Basic Income" would be positive for Consumer Staples. 2) Greater focus/spend on Housing would be positive for cement, consumer discretionary, home improvement and financiers.Sensex opens marginally higher, Nifty still below 8,600 ahead of the Union Budget.

BUDGET LIVE: Budget on schedule, Arun Jaitley leaves for Rashtrapati Bhawan

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Consumption, Employment, Growth: Three-point agenda for Budget 2017. Budget 2017: Measures that could impact markets. Nifty's one week pre-budget rally biggest compared to last 9 budgets. Investors brace for transaction tax hike, less friendly Budget 2017. Budget 2017: Last stretch or a turning point? – Medium. Post demonetisation, expectations of measures to boost demand are high: Gautam Chhaochharia Budget 2017: Our discussions with investors and commentary in the local press suggest a near impossible mix of expectations building up from the Budget again. Post demonetisation, expectations of measures to boost demand are high — in the form of personal income tax cuts and higher social spending especially targeted at lower income population. Hopes of government further supporting a languishing capex cycle remain intact — our view remains public capex role in capex cycle is limited. Allowances component of Pay Commission (0.2% of GDP possibly) may also need to be provided.

Of course, most global investors hope for macro stability and local investors presume sustained low interest rate regime — needs fiscal discipline continuity. Historically, equity markets haven’t necessarily done much before or after Budget, though there have been more instances of higher positive returns one-month post. Budget 2017: Last stretch or a turning point? Budget 2017: Our discussions with investors and commentary in the local press suggest a near impossible mix of expectations building up from the Budget again. Post demonetisation, expectations of measures to boost demand are high – in the form of personal income tax cuts and higher social spending especially targeted at lower income population. Hopes of government further supporting a languishing capex cycle remain intact – our view remains public capex role in capex cycle is limited. Allowances component of Pay Commission (0.2% of GDP possibly) may also need to be provided.

Of course, most global investors hope for macro stability and local investors presume sustained low interest rate regime – needs fiscal discipline continuity. Budget 2017: Last stretch or a turning point? - Jessica Blogger. Budget 2017: The 2017-18 budget is an opportunity for the government to concentrate on improving school education for over 260.5 million children who enrolled in elementary and secondary school in 2015-16–children who will form the core of India’s working-age population, one billion by 2030, the largest in the world. “Business as usual” will not solve the problem, submitted Pratham, an education nonprofit, in a pre-budget consultation with India’s finance ministry.

“Unless major shifts are undertaken on an urgent basis to build children’s foundational skills, we are losing huge opportunities each year for improving the life chances of an entire generation of children and youth in this country,” the consultation note added. IndiaSpend reached out to the education ministry for a comment on the 2017-18 budget, but we had not received a response at the time of publishing. (This story will be updated if and when the ministry responds.) Budget 2017 : India Union & Railway Budget 2017 News, Live Updates, Result & Highlights. Budget 2017: Crisis and opportunities in education sector - Jessica Blogger. The Union Budget 2017 is expected to give an impetus to infrastructure sector in order to boost industrial growth amid global slowdown and lower corporate spending at home.

A Business Standard report said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley might announce a third straight year of record capital spending, which could be 12-14% higher than the 2016-17 Budget Estimates of Rs 2.47 lakh crore. That would put the 2017-18 capital expenditure at nearly Rs 2.8 lakh crore. From more avenues to fund stuck projects, tax holidays to discount in lending rates, below are five things that Sandeep Upadhyay, Managing Director & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory expect from the Budget 2017. The source of financing infrastructure projects needs to be subsidised vis-a-vis funding other sectors. As such longer tenor loans at a discount of at least 2-2.5% below PSU Bank's lending rate would be a much needed and welcome move. Budget 2017: Crisis and opportunities in education sector. Budget 2017: The 2017-18 budget is an opportunity for the government to concentrate on improving school education for over 260.5 million children who enrolled in elementary and secondary school in 2015-16–children who will form the core of India’s working-age population, one billion by 2030, the largest in the world.

“Business as usual” will not solve the problem, submitted Pratham, an education nonprofit, in a pre-budget consultation with India’s finance ministry. “Unless major shifts are undertaken on an urgent basis to build children’s foundational skills, we are losing huge opportunities each year for improving the life chances of an entire generation of children and youth in this country,” the consultation note added.

IndiaSpend reached out to the education ministry for a comment on the 2017-18 budget, but we had not received a response at the time of publishing. (This story will be updated if and when the ministry responds.) Read Article Source>>> Budget 2017: Crisis and opportunities in education sector - Medium. The school education and literacy budget increased 3.2% in 2016–17. Sebi wishlist for Budget 2017: Here are the key points. Budget 2017: Sebi wishlist for Budget 2017: Here are the key points. The Union Budget 2017 is expected to give an impetus to infrastructure sector in order to boost industrial growth amid global slowdown and lower corporate spending at home.

A Business Standard report said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley might announce a third straight year of record capital spending, which could be 12-14% higher than the 2016-17 Budget Estimates of Rs 2.47 lakh crore. Sebi wishlist for Budget 2017: Here are the key points – Jessica D'silva. Ahead of Budget 2017, the capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has sent its list of recommendations to the Finance Ministry. Budget 2017 wishlist: Five expectations from infrastructure sector.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley might announce a third straight year of record capital spending The Union Budget 2017 is expected to give an impetus to infrastructure sector in order to boost industrial growth amid global slowdown and lower corporate spending at home. A Business Standard report said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley might announce a third straight year of record capital spending, which could be 12-14% higher than the 2016-17 Budget Estimates of Rs 2.47 lakh crore. Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit. Budget 2017 should focus on preventive, promotive healthcare: Mehta of PwC. Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit.

A recent report by Ambit capital suggests that Budget may be focused on black money crackdown’ Budget 2017 should focus on preventive, promotive healthcare: Mehta of PwC. Budget 2017 wishlist: Expectations from the real estate sector. Budget 2017 wishlist: Expectations from the real estate sector. Budget 2017 wishlist: Five expectations from the infrastructure sector. Budget 2017: If Budget sounds Greek to you, this could help. Interesting facts about the Budget. Interesting facts about the Budget – Jessica Dsilva. SC sticks to Feb 1, says no delaying Budget till after polls. Interesting facts about the Budget – Jessica D'silva. Budget 2017: SC sticks to Feb 1, says no delaying Budget till after polls. If Budget sounds Greek to you, this could help.

Budget 2017: Interesting facts about the Budget.