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Banking 02 Feb 2016 | 7:51 AM

India keeps rates on hold, says budget key to more easing

MUMBAI: India's central bank kept its policy rate on hold at 6.75% on Tuesday, as widely expected, opting to wait until after the government's annual budget statement at the end February to decide on whether to cut interest rates further.

Business 05 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Osborne tries to sweeten pill for austerity Britain

LONDON: More austerity looks certain when Chancellor George Osborne presents a half-yearly budget statement on Wednesday, even if he tries to juggle some spending around to ease the pain.

Business 20 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM

Osborne delivers Britain's annual budget - highlights

LONDON: British finance minister George Osborne presented his annual budget statement to parliament on Wednesday. Following are highlights from his speech:

Business 03 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

India central bank maintains rates at 6.75%

MUMBAI: India’s central bank kept its policy rate on hold at 6.75%, as widely expected, opting to wait until after the government’s annual budget statement at end-February to decide on whether to cut interest rates further.

Economy 03 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM

French economy to grow just 0.4% in 2014

PARIS: The French economy is headed for growth of only 0.4% this year, according to official data published late on Thursday, in line with estimates given in a grim budget statement by the finance minister a day earlier.

AseanPlus News 22 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Higher levies for foreign workers

The government will again raise levies on foreign construction workers with only basic skills from S$600 (RM1,562) per worker to S$700 (RM1,822) in July 2016, said Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as he delivered the Budget statement in Parliament.

TECH 23 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

Canada seeks to end Uber's tax advantage over taxi companies

The new national budget unveiled by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government took aim at ride-sharing providers such as Uber Technologies Inc looking to end a tax advantage they have over traditional taxi companies.

Nation 13 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's budget transparency: ‘Surprised and embarrassed'

Malaysia scored a dismal 35 out of 100 points in the Open Budget Index (OBI) 2008 and is ranked 53rd out of 85 countries, prompting Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam to declare he was 'surpised and embarrassed.'

World 23 Oct 2015 | 2:25 PM

South Africa's ANC risks young voter anger in education fee row

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - As thousands of South African university students protested against tuition fee hikes this week, one banner stood out for its raw summary of post-apartheid disappointment: "Our parents were sold dreams in 1994. We are just here for the refund!"

Nation 14 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia fares badly in survey on Budget info

Malaysia scored a dismal 35 points out of 100 in the Open Budget Index (OBI) 2008 and was ranked 53rd out of 85 countries.