Deficit

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The Economic Times  Dec 8  Comment 
"Does it matter so much, whether it is 3.2 per cent or 3.4 (per cent of GDP). Does it matter for the people of the country?" asked Jalan.
MarketWatch  Dec 7  Comment 
The U.S. government ran a budget deficit of $134 billion in November, the Congressional Budget Office said in an estimate on Thursday. That's $2 billion less than the same month last year. For the month, receipts were up $10 billion and spending...
MarketWatch  Dec 7  Comment 
Paul Ryan says Republicans aim to tackle the deficit by reforming Medicare and other programs; the size of the corporate tax cut is up for discussion in congressional talks; who could replace Sen. Al Franken if he resigns; and more.
NPR  Dec 6  Comment 
Republicans have been complaining about deficits forever. This was their big chance to do something. Why didn't they?
MarketWatch  Dec 4  Comment 
Economist Stephanie Kelton isn’t a fan of the Republican tax proposals working their way through Congress, but she says they provide a welcome opportunity to take a fresh look at budget deficits.
Channel News Asia  Dec 1  Comment 
U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Friday amid concerns over the passage of a Republican tax overhaul as lawmakers debated over the bill's impact on the federal deficit.
Equitymaster  Dec 1  Comment 
Posted by Equitymaster        Markets Fall on Fiscal Deficit Number Post yesterday's fall in the benchmark index by 453 points, markets could possibly feel the heat in today's trade as well. The fall was triggered by weakening in the...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 30  Comment 
India's fiscal deficit rose to 96.1 per cent of the full-year target by the end of October, as receipts lagged behind expenditure. According to official data released on Thursday, the Centre’s fis...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 30  Comment 
Traders remain wary ahead of GDP data




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A deficit is the amount by which a government's spending exceeds its revenue. Deficit spending requires that a government borrow money, usually by issuing bonds, and can affect Interest Rates and the value of its Currency.

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