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Last updated: Mar 01 2015 20:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Holes in transfer pricing 1.3.2015 Telegraph: Business
The Finance Act, 2012, had introduced the provisions for specified domestic transactions (SDT), extending the laws of transfer pricing to domestic transactions.
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Bankruptcy code in the works 1.3.2015 Telegraph: Business
Come next year, India will have its own version of Chapter 11 bankruptcy regulations prevailing in the US, a step that will not only help troubled companies, but also the domestic banking sector burdened with rising NPAs.
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Bid to curb black money menace 1.3.2015 Telegraph: Business
The Union budget today proposed tougher punishments, including jail terms of up to 10 years, for those who hide undeclared cash outside the country and for banks and entities who help them.
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Elephant with a yoga gift 1.3.2015 Telegraph: Business
The following are excerpts from Part B (tax proposals) of Arun Jaitley's budget speech.
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ECHO  1.3.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
Finance minister Arun Jaitley's budget did not emit the sound of "Big-Bang Reforms" and he seemed surprised when asked why.
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Budget 2015: Well balanced mix of consumption & capital expenditure to assure growth, says Madhusudan Kela 1.3.2015 ET: Economy/Finance
Thrust on rural & urban spending , tilt towards capital expenditure, regulation of NBFCs , and clarity on implementation could spur the ‘Make in India’.
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Budget 2015: FIIs cheer as Jaitley defers GAAR, gives MAT waiver and new investment avenue 1.3.2015 ET: Economy/Finance
Foreign institutional investors, the biggest movers of Indian stocks, got what they wanted in this Budget from Finance minister Arun Jaitley.
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Will FM’s ‘inflation control’ target soften Rajan’s roar? 1.3.2015 TOI: India Business
Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan may end up with a significantly reduced role following implementation of some of the measures announced in the Union Budget. 
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Manufacturing hubs to power ‘Act East’ policy 1.3.2015 TOI: India Business
As a part of its ‘Act East Policy’ initiative, the government sought to enforce India’s position in Southeast Asia with the announcement that it will facilitate Indian private sector investments into CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) through a project development company.
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Budget 2015: Restaurant visits, business-class air travel and life insurance premium to get costlier 1.3.2015 ET: Policy
Cost of almost all services in the household consumption basket will go up marginally after the proposed increase in service tax rate and education cess to 14% from the current 12.36%.
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Budget 2015: Strong on institutional reforms, weak on macroeconomic fundamentals, says JP Morgan's Jahangir Aziz 1.3.2015 ET: Policy
"By promising to formulate a bankruptcy law and improve dispute-resolution mechanisms, the Budget has taken a major step in reducing the cost of doing business."
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English rendering of the text of PM's reply to the debate on ‘Motion of Thanks’ to President’s Address in the Lok Sabha 1.3.2015 Govt of india: PIB
English rendering of the text of PM's reply to the debate on ‘Motion of Thanks’ to President’s Address in the Lok Sabha
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Government wants to merge FMC and SEBI 28.2.2015 DNA: Popular News
The government has decided to merge the commodity regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to smoothen the functioning of commodity markets and reduce speculation. "I propose to merge the FMC with SEBI to strengthen regulation of commodity forward markets and reduce wild speculation," finance minister Arun Jaitley said in his budget speech. "To execute this, the Securities Contract (Regulation) Act (SCRA) will have to be amended to add the definition of commodities derivatives as securities," a senior FMC official told dna. The move was largely expected in the aftermath of the Rs5,600-crore scam at the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) that surfaced in July 2013 as a payments crisis. "This will definitely boost commodity derivative markets. I do not see this move can be seen as the repercussion of NSEL crisis. This is the start of FSLRC (Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission) recommendations, which was due in Parliament ...
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Jaitley’s tough talk: Black money abroad? Be ready for jail, huge fines 28.2.2015 TOI: India
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday unveiled a slew of stringent steps to battle black money stashed abroad, including a new law that will entail rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years and a penalty of 300 per cent on its ...
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Budget 2015: What FM had in store for Private Equity players 28.2.2015 ET: Finance / Insurance
A quick de-code of the proposals of the Finance Minister in his budget seem to suggest that many of expectations have been appropriately addressed, if not fully.
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Budget 2015: Financial services sector's wish-list partly addressed 28.2.2015 ET: Finance / Insurance
The financial services sector had an impressive wish-list from the FM, some of which have been addressed in the budget.
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Budget 2015: Implementation of GST on April 2016, a reality or mirage? 28.2.2015 ET: Policy
'Mr Jaitley kept making optimistic references to GST, and mentioned that it will play a transformative role in our economy. '
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Experts hail GST roadmap, Gaar deferment, tax predictability 28.2.2015 ET: Policy
KPMG India's Girish Vanvari said, "the Budget lays down a clear roadmap for GST implementation and attempts to deal with black money in a credible manner."
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Experts hail GST roadmap, Gaar deferment, tax predictability 28.2.2015 DNA: Mumbai
Experts hailed the tax proposals made in the first full Budget of the Narendra Modi Government, saying it lays down a clear roadmap for GST implementation and attempts to deal with black money in a credible manner. Welcoming the Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today, KPMG India's Girish Vanvari said, "the Budget lays down a clear roadmap for GST implementation and attempts to deal with black money in a credible manner." On the decision to defer GAAR (rules on tax avoidance) implementation by two more years with prospective effect, he said it is a welcome step and great relief. Similarly, reduction in tax rates for royalties and technical services to 10 per cent, non-applicability of MAT to FIIs, clarity on taxation of REITs, AIFs are also positive steps, Vanvari said. "A road-map for a futuristic tax regime of lower corporate rates and phasing out of exemptions over the next four years heralds an era of a transparent tax regime," he said. Haigreve Khaitan of Khaitan & Co described the ...
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Budget 2015: Government likely to notify Income computation and disclosure norms by March 15 28.2.2015 ET: Policy
Taking forward the implementation of new accounting standards, the government expects to notify the Income Computation and Disclosure Standards by March 15.
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