Reblog: ‎The 10 Key Takeaways From Arun Jaitley’s Fourth Budget

Perhaps the biggest plus of this budget is that it brought no negative shocks. And no bad ideas like farm loan waivers.

Hence the massive relief rally on Dalal Street. And the economists are relieved that foolish ideas have been given the go-by.

Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget for fiscal 2017-18, his fourth, is notable precisely for its lack of fireworks. Given the context of demonetisation and the need to stimulate growth, the budget did not propose major concession to too many sectors, barring real ‎estate. In fact, Jaitley passed up the opportunity provided by DeMo and a forthcoming shift to a goods and services tax (GST) regime to break out of the fiscal deficit straitjacket. He accepted the 3 per cent target for 2017-18 as one he will try to achieve while giving himself leeway up to 3.2 per cent, which is lower than 2016-17’s target of 3.5 per cent. The direction of fiscal consolidation is consistent and prudent.

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A new year, a new beginning and a NEW Website

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. – Taylor Swift

Team StockArchitect is excited to announce that our new and refreshed website is LIVE. The site includes a refreshing new user interface with a less cluttered look. We have made changes to navigation as well. The site is now mobile friendly though a full blown mobile app will be coming up later. There are a host of small but impactful changes, all to make the experience much better for you.
Some of the new features added:
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