Budget expectations

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present Union Budget 2018 on 1 February amid reports of slowest economic growth in three years. Photo: HT

Expectations from Union Budget 2018

2 min read . 30 Jan 2018
The timing of Union Budget 2017, which has clashed with assembly elections in five states, including in electorally significant Uttar Pradesh, has made opposition parties see red. Photo: HT
Finance minister Arun Jaitley. Subsuming the railway budget in the Union Budget is a welcome streamlining of the entire exercise. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint

Railways reforms

1 min read . 31 Jan 2017
Finance minister Arun Jaitley. It is unlikely that the share of capital expenditure will increase substantially in Budget 2017. Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT

Union budget’s false dilemma

4 min read . 30 Jan 2017