Missing The Millennium Moment
Will Budget: 2000 end up being an insignificant
footnote in the roadmap to reform? Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha's third
budget has more than just belied the high level of expectations. There is a
historic opportunity that it has squandered.
After chasing him to
Bihar, and back, BT finally caught up with the Finance
Minister on a windy Sunday evening. A candid and relaxed Sinha
defended his budget, highlighting that politics--more than
economics--played the defining role.
There's nothing like a
crackling debate to get the REAL issues out in the open. Soon after
Budget: 2000, BT moderated 5 one-on-one debates
on growth, expenditure, infrastructure, the stockmarkets, and infotech.
So, which side are you on: For? Or Against? Flex your intellectual
An exclusive BT-MDRA
pre-and post-Budget poll reveals CEO India's thoughts on Budget: 2000.
What a lost opportunity, says our survey of managers from the corner-room.
Click here to get all the findings.
Barely 48 hours after
the first Budget of the Millennium, BT got
together 15 fine minds to dissect the document. Then the government
presented its defence. Click here to catch the unedited discussions. And
listen to some excerpts too.
From automobiles to
trading, it's all here. Surf with BT as it takes you through the Budget
impacts for 25 key sectors that, in one way or
the other, affect our lives and businesses.