Out Of Focus

The Treasury is taking a second look at budget proposal to slap a new tax on equity trading, following howling protest by market players.
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Proposals like a tax onrnmobile phones and Economic Service Charge (ESC), have also grabbed policymakersrnattention for some tinkering before they come into effect next year.rnrn

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Citizen Perera is stillrngroping in the dark, wondering what all the fuss Finance Minister K N Choksy isrnmaking about a lquote people friendly relief budget.

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