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Oil minister does not favour change in formula

Oil minister does not favour change in formula

Union Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily warned against the move by the Finance Ministry to change the subsidy calculation formula for state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs). The finance ministry has proposed to shift from trade parity pricing of petroleum products to export parity pricing (for the sake of computing under-recoveries

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Industry players expected more tax incentives

Industry players expected more tax incentives

Some companies in the oil and gas sector feel that the budget has not provided enough tax incentives for the upstream and the downstream segments of the sector. For example, upstream companies were expecting the budget to remove service tax on service providers to E&P companies favourably, since that drains away a substantial part

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Shipping firms welcome budget 2013-14

Shipping firms welcome budget 2013-14

Domestic shipping companies expressed satisfaction with the Union Budget 2013-14 as it announced some tax sops for shipbuilders and import of ships. The budget removed the countervailing duty (CVD) on imported ships since most Indian shipping companies get their vessels manufactured outside the country. Further, the budget also removed the excise duty on the

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Aviation sector not satisfied with budget 2013-14

Aviation sector not satisfied with budget 2013-14

CII's National Committee on Civil Aviation expressed dissatisfaction over the Union Budget 2013-14 as it feels that the budget has not done enough to boost the aviation sector. Even as it welcomed the the concessions granted to the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) sector, it noted that MRO industry is "small right now taking the aircraft population into account

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Tata Steel MD welcomes budget 2013-14

Tata Steel MD welcomes budget 2013-14

HM Nerurkar, Managing Director of Tata Steel opined that the Union Budget 2013-14 made an attempt to achieve inclusive growth and a sustainable economy given the global economic scenario. Nerurkar welcomed the thrust given to the infrastructure industry through investment allowance of 15 per cent and various steps for mobilising funds for the gro

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Chhattisgarh govt gives sops to steel sector

Chhattisgarh govt gives sops to steel sector

Chhattisgarh government reduced the entry tax on iron ore, pig iron and steel scrap purchased from outside the state to 0.5 per cent from 1 percent in the budget for 2013-14. The state government also reduced the value-added tax on TMT steel bars from 5 to 3 per cent, while the entry tax on iron ore

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Minister justifies export duty on iron ore

Minister justifies export duty on iron ore

Minister of Mines, Dinsha Patel justified the increase in export duty on iron ore saying that such a measure would discourage export of the key raw material and increase domestic availability of the same. Export of iron ore is regulated through fiscal measure by imposition of export duty. Accordingly the central gove

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PwC India suggests tax benefits for oil & gas sector

PwC India suggests tax benefits for oil & gas sector

PwC India has suggested the government to give some tax benefits to the oil and gas sector. Deepak Mahurkar, Leader Oil & Gas, PwC India recommended the government to make all petroleum sector transactions eligible for classical GST benefit. He proposed the government to include natural gas and coal bed methane in the 'mineral oil' category, in order to q

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SIMA seeks imposition of duty on scrap import

SIMA seeks imposition of duty on scrap import

In its pre-Budget memorandum, the Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association (SIMA) urged government to discourage huge import of steel scrap, which is killing Indian sponge iron industry. The association wants the government raise basic customs duty on steel melting scrap from 0 to 10 per cent in Budget 2013 to discourage its

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SIMA seeks imposition of duty on scrap import

SIMA seeks imposition of duty on scrap import

In its pre-Budget memorandum, the Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association (SIMA) urged government to discourage huge import of steel scrap, which is killing Indian sponge iron industry. The association wants the government raise basic customs duty on steel melting scrap from 0 to 10 per cent in Budget 2013 to discourage its