The Indian Budget 1996-97 The Indian Economy Overview

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The Indian Economy Overview provides comprehensive information on the impact of economic reform on commerce and industry in India. Watch this site for critical analyses of the effect of the 1996-97 budget on key industries like power and telecom.

Five years after India threw open the doors to foreign investors and private enterprise, a new coalition government has taken power, one that is doing a delicate tight-rope walk between its free-marketeers and its protection-minded socialists. While investors are confident the new United Front coalition will pursue reforms, it remains to be seen whether it will heed the call to loosen its grip on loss-making state enterprises, crucial for India's development.

The Indian Economy Overview brings you the latest nuances of the United Front coalition's economic policies, including an in-depth analysis of the 1996-97 budget, and it's likely impact on such crucial industries as power and telecom.

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