Duty cuts on steel could bring down domestic steel prices by 10%: ICRA


The Indian government’s proposal to reduce import duty on steel products in Budget 2021-22 would make their imports more competitive and in turn exert near-term pricing pressures on domestic steelmakers, rating agency ICRA said. In its report on implications of duty changes on the steel industry, the agency, however, said that domestic steel demand may […]

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India Inc says budget will strengthen vision for economic self-reliance


The Indian industry said the budgetary measures to improve the ease of doing business, drive greater investments in infrastructure and increase privatisation in sectors such as insurance and management of ports will hasten the country’s economy to recover from the pandemic. In her latest budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also emphasised on improving the healthcare infrastructure, cleaning […]

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Interview – Indian budget needs to address oil and gas sector’s demand for GST


Jay Cheema, is a partner in law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, where he specialises in energy. He talked to Biman Mukherji of indoasiancommodities.com about expectations from the forthcoming budget for the oil and gas, renewables and energy sector  to expedite the recovery process from the global pandemic. Q: Oil prices have started recovering, but the sector has been […]

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