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bush cap  deficit reductions (hello Mr. Bush!!!). Said Singh, I am very happy that this budget brings about fiscal consolidation in the sense that the revenue deficit has been reduced by a full percentage point. The government targeted a revenue deficit of 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product in the current financial year and an overall budget deficit of 4.4 percent of GDP, lower than 4.6 percent in fiscal 2003-2004. For investors, the budget's centerpiece was undoubtedly the plan to raise the cap on

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SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 1: Recent Announcements


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