Chidambaram: 2013/14 fiscal deficit to be within budgeted target
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's fiscal deficit will be contained within its budgeted target for the fiscal year ending March 2014, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Thursday.
India unveiled new taxes on the rich and large companies on Thursday to fund higher-than-expected spending for the next fiscal year, in a budget that aimed to revive growth amid the country's worst slowdown in a decade ahead of a 2014 election.
(Chidambaram calls for tough choices, click here)
(Rich taxpayers to pay 10 percent surcharge, click here)
(Budget 2013 highlights, click here)
Stocks, bond prices and the rupee all fell despite Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's vow to cut next year's fiscal deficit to 4.8 percent of GDP, which some watchers said counted on ambitious revenue assumptions given hefty spending targets.
(Reporting by Arup Roychoudhury; editing by Matthias Williams)
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