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Guest Column: The Sholay of All Budgets: Mitrajit Bhattacharya?blur=25

It's indeed a budget that even the sharpest critics of the government can't possibly rate lower than 8 out of 10, says Chitralekha Group's Mitrajit Bhattacharya as he scans the essential highlights of the Budget

Mitrajit Bhattacharya Mar 2, 2015 10:27 AM

Increase in service tax is probably to bring the rate closer to rates expected under GST: Sudhanshu Vats?blur=25

In that context, the step is the proverbial bitter pill for our industry, says Viacom18 Media's Sudhanshu Vats

Sudhanshu Vats Mar 2, 2015 8:39 AM

Guest Column: Budget 2015 – the safe debate: A Budget with no WOW, but hopes are alive?blur=25

It's a pragmatic Budget but many of the actions outlined need to be closely watched as they will be interdependent. It should streamline progressive growth and bring in opportunities for risk-taking Indians, observes DDB Mudra Group’s Mandeep Malhotra

Mandeep Malhotra Mar 2, 2015 8:18 AM

M&E industry reacts to service tax & costlier STBs?blur=25

Increase in service tax disappoints industry stakeholders

Abid Hasan Mar 2, 2015 8:17 AM

Guest Column: Every FM is very cautious or miserly in giving anything to the honest tax payer: Maheshwar Peri?blur=25

CAREERS 360's Maheshwar Peri on how the Budget isn't as conducive to the common man as it is to corporates

Maheshwer Peri Mar 2, 2015 8:12 AM

Union Budget 2015: Broadcasters welcome the move to reduce corporate tax?blur=25

Broadcasters laud FM Arun Jaitley's Budget as positive and holistic. While reduction in corporate tax rate comes as good news, the increase in service tax is somewhat

Collin Furtado Mar 2, 2015 8:11 AM

Guest Column: The Sholay of All Budgets: Mitrajit Bhattacharya?blur=25

It's indeed a budget that even the sharpest critics of the government can't possibly rate lower than 8 out of 10, says Chitralekha Group's Mitrajit Bhattacharya as he scans the essential highlights of the Budget

Mitrajit Bhattacharya Mar 2, 2015 8:09 AM

Union Budget 2015:  GST to be implemented by 2016; estimated GDP to be between 8- 8.5%?blur=25

FM Arun Jaitley reiterated the government's commitment to GST, which he assured would be implemented by April 2016. Corporate tax rate to be reduced from 30% to 25% over a period of 4 years starting next financial year. Investment in infrastructure will go up by Rs 70,000 crore in 2015-16

exchange4media Staff Feb 28, 2015 2:42 PM

Moneycontrol.com to present Budget LIVE with real-time analysis?blur=25

Budget special features include LIVE coverage of FM’s speech and real-time interpretations and reactions from experts

exchange4media Staff Feb 28, 2015 9:16 AM

Union Budget 2015: FM players want incentives as Phase III approaches?blur=25

Chief among the radio industry's requirements are uniformity and relief from taxation as well as a resolution to the FDI issue, which operators have long wanted to be increased to 49%

Abhinn Shreshtha Feb 27, 2015 8:14 AM

Union Budget 2015: Easier brand entry, raising advertising standards, cyber budgets need of the hour?blur=25

N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, shares his expectations from this year's Budget and expresses insights from three vantage points-the traditional brand, the advertiser, and the new-age internet player

Ankur Singh Feb 27, 2015 8:07 AM

Union Budget 2015: Guest Column: Govt should spend on digital infra development: Zafar Rais?blur=25

Zafar Rais, Founder and CEO of Mindshift Interactive, on why the government needs to keep its promise of the Make In India initiative while enhancing the education ecosystem, liberalize FDI in e-commerce and provide a stable digital infrastructure in the country

Zafar Rais Feb 26, 2015 8:36 AM

OOH sector welcomes the Budget as positive and balanced?blur=25

Despite the possibility that the sector may be liable to be charged service tax, OOH players are satisfied with tax reforms & investments for infrastructure development

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 18, 2014 8:19 AM

CNBC-TV18 leads Budget Day coverage with 67% market share?blur=25

CNBC-TV18 lead with 67 per cent relative share followed by ET NOW with 22 per cent, NDTV Profit was at No. 3 with 11 per cent and Bloomberg TV had 1 per cent viewership

exchange4media Staff Jul 18, 2014 8:10 AM

Guest Column: Radio needs its fair share of parity with other mediums?blur=25

We expect the govt will soon allow at least 26% FDI in the radio industry as private radio operators also want to feel at par with other mediums, says Nisha Narayanan, COO, RED FM

Nisha Narayanan Jul 16, 2014 8:44 AM

Budget 2014: Regional print players cautious on ushering in 'achche din'?blur=25

Print players in the South feel that Modi Govt's maiden Budget falls short on the promise of rolling in the good times, yet they remain optimistic about the Budget spurring economic growth

Deepa Balasubramanian Jul 15, 2014 9:38 AM

Guest Column: The Budget will bring to end the current media crisis: Suresh Srinivasan?blur=25

Economic slowdown has caused a severe stress on customer spends. Media is a derived business and hence, is bound to get impacted. The economy looks to be getting back & stronger growth is envisaged, says the VP (Advt), The Hindu

Suresh Srinivasan Jul 15, 2014 8:19 AM

Budget 2014: Budget will encourage investment & revive the economy: B'casters?blur=25

Major broadcasters feel that the Union Budget will preserve the positive sentiment and put the economy on a growth path. It is also a direction of the Government

Abid Hasan Jul 14, 2014 8:50 AM

Left in the lurch again? Budget disappoints radio players?blur=25

Expectations were high on decisions regarding FDI & tax rationalization, especially in light of the upcoming Phase III auctions; but radio players find there wasn’t much addressing the dire straits of the industry in the Budget

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 14, 2014 8:34 AM

Budget 2014: Hits and misses for the advertising and media industry?blur=25

Ashish Bhasin, Chairman & CEO South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network, talks about the impact of Budget in terms of service tax, community radio stations, custom & excise duties & sees the Budget more as a Statement of Intent, the success will lie in the implementation and not the rhetoric

Ashish Bhasin Jul 14, 2014 8:19 AM