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MARCH, 2007
 
 
 
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COVER STORY

 

Opportunity Lost?
An economy on a roll and buoyant
tax collections should have allowed Finance Minister P. Chidambaram
to be a lot more daring in introducing much-needed reforms. Political considerations, however,
ensured that he poured
more funds down
leaky channels.

The P. Chidambaram Interview
A day after he presented his fourth successive Budget,
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's schedule was still
chock-a-block. Besides facing TV news channels
that had queued up for interviews one after another,
his day was packed with meetings with industry
and business associations and other interest
groups. Yet, Chidambaram seemed visibly relaxed
when he met up with India Today's Group
Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla and
Business Today's Editor Sanjoy Narayan.

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Vox CEOs

What India Inc.'s big guns have to say about Budget 2007-08.
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COLUMNS

Market Fears Abate

By Motilal Oswal
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A Delicate Balancing Job
By Narayan S.A.
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The Budget And The Trade-Offs
By Rajiv Kumar
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Outlays vs Outcomes
By Rajiv Memani
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Seeking Parity And How
By Amitabh Singh
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A "Hold The Course" Budget
By Vivek Mishra
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A Conservative Budget
By Gaurav Taneja
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FEATURES

Mission Rural
The Finance Minister has been liberal with his outlays for rural development, but the big question is whether those funds will reach the millions who need that infusion. more...

  The Best Investment Options
This Budget hasn't really opened up too many new avenues for you. If anything, the higher dividend distribution tax may make life more difficult. Here are some instruments you can consider. more...

What's Cheaper, What's Dearer?
Once again, cigarettes get slammed, but medical equipment become cheaper. more...

  Budget at a Glance
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PC Through the Years
A look at Finance Minister P. Chidambaramís previous five Budgets.
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SECTORAL ANALYSIS  

A Great Gig For All
A Business Today-Ernst & Young analysis of Budget 2007 impact on key sectors. more...

Auto & Auto Components
Vrooming Ahead
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Banking & Financial Services
The Going Gets Better
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Cement
A Stellar Performance
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FMCG
Riding on a Bumpy Road
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Hospitality & Tourism
Boom Time
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IT & ITES
Grappling with the Talent Crunch
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Media & Entertainment
Action-packed Growth
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Oil & Gas
Simmering Success
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Pharmaceuticals
Focus on Rural Markets
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Power
Lighting for Tomorrow
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Real Estate
Wanted, More Transparency
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Roads
In High Gear
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Steel & Minerals
Metals on the Move
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Telecom
India Calling
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Textiles
Back in Action
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