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RBI delivered Budget-II with sops for realty, PSU lenders & MSMEs

On policy rate, RBI opted for status quo after the Budget slipped on fiscal deficit target.

At post-budget party, a sombre mood takes hold

The buzz is that almost 90 per cent of the market participants who came to the party were sceptical about the market prospec...

Govt to finalise PSU general insurers' merger by March-end

Govt plans to merging National Insurance Co, United India Insurance Co & Oriental Insurance Co by March.

Dividend yields may climb on Budget proposal: CLSA

Budget proposal to abolish dividend tax for companies could encourage more payouts to investors.

Budget & FMCG: Tobacco & white goods stocks hit; milk firms, shoemakers benefit

IDBI Capital said the Budget was mildly positive for consumer and retail sector.

No room for comfort! Budget reality bites realty stocks hard

The BSE Realty index has tumbled 6.5 per cent in two sessions to 2,361 from 2,526 on January 31.

Budget stepped on the gas for GAIL, IGL; but no fuel for RIL, ONGC & OIL

IIFL Securities said the Budget has raised allocation on LPG and kerosene subsidy by 6 per cent for FY21.

Budget & Auto sector: FM offered nothing to put Motown in fast lane

FM Sitharaman on Saturday did not announce the much-awaited scrappage policy.

No more protection! Will new income tax rules break life insurers’ back?

Many felt the provisions were not as harsh as perceived, even as longer-term risk loomed.

This Budget won’t let FM sleep all through FY21. Here’s why

The FY21 divestment target, if met, will be a record.

40 stocks that emerged sureshot beneficiaries from Budget 2020

40 stocks that emerged sureshot beneficiaries from Budget 2020

Analysts said a handful of stocks are set to draw large benefits from the Budget.

‘Tax tweak, farm income boost may lift gold demand’

‘Tax tweak, farm income boost may lift gold demand’

Demand for gold last year had dropped by 9 per cent from 2018 to 690.4 tonnes .

Infra push can spur economy, enhance competitiveness

Infra push can spur economy, enhance competitiveness

Infrastructure investments will spur job creation in asset building, upkeep, and utilisation.

View: Balancing growth impetus with fiscal prudence

View: Balancing growth impetus with fiscal prudence

It was equally important not to lose sight of fiscal prudence and ensure macroeconomic stability.

Plea to roll back basic import duty on rough stones

Plea to roll back basic import duty on rough stones

Budget 2020 raised the BCD on rough coloured gemstones to 0.5 per cent from nil.

Let the impatient volatility settle, invest when the noise dies down

Let the impatient volatility settle, invest when the noise dies down

All these reforms will bear fruits in the long term with a solid foundation.

Mavens see benchmarks falling 3-5% in a month

Mavens see benchmarks falling 3-5% in a month

Most poll participants are more sanguine about market prospects by December.

FPIs operating as trusts pushed into a corner

FPIs operating as trusts pushed into a corner

Tax experts said FPIs operating as trusts won’t be able to claim treaty benefits.

Panel on LIC IPO soon, stake sale not over 10%

Panel on LIC IPO soon, stake sale not over 10%

The listing of LIC is an important move as it would bring transparency by the entity, Kumar said.

Funds from Mauritius, Caymans to lose out on key tax benefits

Funds from Mauritius, Caymans to lose out on key tax benefits

The government has restricted the exemption on indirect transfers to category-I FPIs only.

View: Budget failed to bring in measures to boost consumption

View: Budget failed to bring in measures to boost consumption

Budget tries to deliver on multiple fronts but stops short of focusing on one impactful measure.

List. Invest. Collect: LIC moneyback plan

List. Invest. Collect: LIC moneyback plan

IPO may help raise vital resources for the treasury and improve transparency at the country’s largest insurer.

Big Budget Hit! Rs 3.5 lakh crore wealth wiped out in 2.5 hours

Big Budget Hit! Rs 3.5 lakh crore wealth wiped out in 2.5 hours

Market participants gave a big thumbs down to FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget.

LIC may become India's biggest firm; valuation pegged at Rs 8-10 lakh crore

LIC may become India's biggest firm; valuation pegged at Rs 8-10 lakh crore

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said LIC will be listed as part of the government disinvestment initiative.

New I-T regime likely to prove value-dilutive for LIC IPO plan

New I-T regime likely to prove value-dilutive for LIC IPO plan

Adoption of new income-tax regime would not be rapid, said Jiten Parmar.

FM’s caffeine shot in Budget fails to give growth hope, stocks crash

FM’s caffeine shot in Budget fails to give growth hope, stocks crash

FM left it to the taxpayers and farmers to address the demand-side woes of the economy.

Tax incentives to SWFs for infra investment big positive: Analysts

Tax incentives to SWFs for infra investment big positive: Analysts

Overseas investors on Saturday sold shares worth Rs 1,199.53 crore in the cash market.

Budget Impact: IDBI Bank, ZEE Learn, CL Educate rally; insurers, AMCs hit

Budget Impact: IDBI Bank, ZEE Learn, CL Educate rally; insurers, AMCs hit

Budget may have largely failed to enthuse investors, but it did create buzz some stock counters.

Budget below par, but market reaction 'irrational', say experts

Budget below par, but market reaction 'irrational', say experts

Fiscal deficit at 3.5% for FY 2021 in line with market expectations, says Lakshmi Iyer.

Bloodbath on D-St: Five reasons why Budget sent Sensex tumbling 1,000 pts

Bloodbath on D-St: Five reasons why Budget sent Sensex tumbling 1,000 pts

Budget didn't have specific sops for any sector, be it auto or real estate, as widely expected.

Budget 2020: Govt abolishes Dividend Distribution Tax

Budget 2020: Govt abolishes Dividend Distribution Tax

The minister said revenue foregone due to DDT removal will be Rs 25,000 crore.

Govt budgets for lower dividends from RBI, state banks

Govt budgets for lower dividends from RBI, state banks

RBI pays dividends to the government annually, and allocated Rs 1.23 trillion last year.

Government plans record bond sales of $109 billion to spur growth

Government plans record bond sales of $109 billion to spur growth

The administration plans to borrow 7.8 trillion rupees in the year starting April 1.

Full text of FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech

Full text of FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech

"In May 2019, Prime Minister Modi received a massive mandate to form the government again."

Infra companies with swift execution record to gain

Infra companies with swift execution record to gain

There will be 6,500 projects spread across related sectors.

Cement companies are likely to report incremental demand from rural areas

Cement companies are likely to report incremental demand from rural areas

According to industry estimates, infrastructure provides 15 per cent of the total cement demand.

Minute-by-minute update of Budget 2020: DDT removal, LIC IPO, I-T sops

Minute-by-minute update of Budget 2020: DDT removal, LIC IPO, I-T sops

ETMarkets compiles the minute-by-minute update that may matter to you.

Budget highlights: FM says govt to yield more space to pvt sector

Budget highlights: FM says govt to yield more space to pvt sector

3 Budget themes: Aspirational India, Economic Development, Caring Society

Direct tax proposals in Budget 2020: Key highlights

Direct tax proposals in Budget 2020: Key highlights

Around 70 exemptions removed under the new regime, says Nirmala Sitharaman.

Budget and financial sector: Key highlights

Budget and financial sector: Key highlights

Credit guarantee scheme for NBFCs to be extended, said Nirmala Sitharaman.

Govt to sell part of its holding in LIC through IPO

Govt to sell part of its holding in LIC through IPO

The government has also set a divestment target of Rs 2.1 lakh crore for FY21.

Railways to install solar power capacity alongside tracks; stocks fall

Railways to install solar power capacity alongside tracks; stocks fall

Nirmala Sitharaman announced that more Tejas type trains will run to connect iconic tourist destinations.

Bank deposit insurance cover hiked to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh

Bank deposit insurance cover hiked to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh

Sensex plummeted 988 points on Saturday to close below the key 40,000-mark, led by an intense broad-based selloff after Budge...

FM announces amendment of Companies Act to decriminalise tax defaults

FM announces amendment of Companies Act to decriminalise tax defaults

Govt does not want a law that could treat every business house with suspicion, said FM.

Plan to hike FPI limit in corporate bonds to 15% from 9%: FM

Plan to hike FPI limit in corporate bonds to 15% from 9%: FM

The finance minister said certain government securities will be open for foreign investors.

Rural sector and Budget: Key highlights

Rural sector and Budget: Key highlights

Agricultural credit availability raised to Rs 15 lakh crore in Budget, says Nirmala Sitharaman.

Budget and infrastructure sector: Key highlights

Budget and infrastructure sector: Key highlights

Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to release national logistics policy soon.

LIC Housing Finance shares add 3% after government announces LIC IPO

LIC Housing Finance shares add 3% after government announces LIC IPO

"IPO of LIC will bring transparency in its functioning," said Anil Rego.

Gas stocks jump as FM proposes to extend gas grid by 11,000 km

Gas stocks jump as FM proposes to extend gas grid by 11,000 km

The government allocated Rs 22,000 crore to power and renewable energy sector.

Infra stocks mixed as FM allocates Rs 1.7 lakh crore to develop transport infrastructure

Infra stocks mixed as FM allocates Rs 1.7 lakh crore to develop transport infrastructure

FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that NHAI will monetise 12 highway bundles.

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