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Editors’ Takes

Editors’ Takes
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First Published: Wed, Feb 23 2011. 11 51 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 23 2011. 11 51 PM IST
No high hopes
Mint’s editor R. Sukumar says that while he hopes the budget will curtail the fiscal deficit and do more than just tinkering, the government’s many compulsions make that unlikely.
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Obstacles ahead
Mint’s managing editor Niranjan Rajadhyaksha says the two big challenges the budget will have to deal with are high inflation and the governance issues raised by the current spate of corruption scandals.
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Change we can believe in
Mint’s deputy managing editor Anil Padmanabhan says a big question this year is whether Pranab Mukherjee will do something structural to address the fiscal deficit.
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On borrowed time
Mint Money editor Monika Halan says the upcoming budget will have to grapple with the fact that India is using the loans to fund current consumption rather than build assets.
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Taking it in their stride
Mint’s consulting editor Manas Chakravarty argues that markets are not too bothered by the budget because they’re being driven by other factors for now.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 23 2011. 11 51 PM IST