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SEBI allows Category III AIFs to invest in commodities market

Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs) are privately pooled investment funds, incorporated in India, in the form of a trust, company, LLP or body corporate not covered under any other regulations prescribed by SEBI. These funds are governed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012[1]....

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Revised Limit for Investments by FPIs in Govt Securities for July – September 2017

Circular No. IMD/FPIC/CIR/P/2017/74-SEBI (04/07/2017)

RBI in its Fourth Bi-monthly Policy Statement for the year 2015-16, dated September 29, 2015 had announced a Medium Term Framework (MTF) for FPI limits in Government securities in consultation with the Government of India....

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Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2017

Notification No. G.S.R. 822(E) (03/07/2017)

1. (1) These rules may be called as Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Specifications related to ISINs for debt securities issued under Listing Regulations

Cricular No. CIR/IMD/DF-1/67/2017 (30/06/2017)

A liquid corporate bond market helps in better price discovery of debt securities. Towards this, the working group, on “Development of corporate bond market in India”, under the chairmanship of Shri. H R Khan in its report, inter-alia, recommended that the issuers coming out with frequent debt issues with the same tenor during a quart...

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Acceptance of e-PAN card for KYC purpose

Circular No. SEBI/HO/IMD/FIIC/CIR/P/2017/068 (30/06/2017)

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has recently introduced a facility of E-PAN (electronic PAN card) vide press release dated April 11, 2017. Accordingly it is clarified that E-PAN issued by CBDT can also be produced by FPI for KYC The other instructions contained in Circular CIR/IMD/FPIC/123/201 6 dated November 17, 2016 remains unchan...

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Monitoring of Interest/ Principal repayment and sharing of such information with Credit Rating Agencies by Debenture Trustees

Circular No. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD3/CIR/P/2017/ 72 (30/06/2017)

It is clarified that the DTs shall have adequate systems to ascertain the status of payment of interest/ principal by issuer companies on due dates in timely manner and efficiently share such information with the CRAs in order to comply with the abovementioned provisions, which shall include the following:...

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Monitoring and Review of Ratings by Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs)

Circular No. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD4/CIR/P/2017/71 (30/06/2017)

It has come to notice that there have been instances where Credit Rating Agencies have not taken cognizance of information regarding delays in servicing debt obligations by the Issuer, even though the information has already been discounted by the market. ...

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SEBI notifies criteria of Annual Inspection of Members

Circular No. CIR/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2017/73-SEBI (30/06/2017)

1. The criteria for selection of members for annual inspection are as follows: a. Stock brokers servicing investors, getting disabled on account of funds shortages on more than 3 times in a month shall be inspected irrespective of the fact of when they were last inspected....

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Participation of NRIs in ETCD segment

Circular No. SEBI/HO/MRD/DP/CIR/P/2017/63 (28/06/2017)

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide A.P. (DIR Series) Circular no. 30 dated February 02, 2017 has permitted Non Resident Indians (NRIs) to participate in the exchange traded currency derivatives market to hedge the currency risk arising out of their investments in India under FEMA, 1999....

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Amendment in Rule 8 of Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957

Notification No. G.S.R. 664(E). (27/06/2017)

G.S.R. 664(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, of 1956 (42 of 1956), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, namely:—...

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SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) was established in 1988 as a non-statutory body to regulate the Indian securities market. On April 12th, 1992, the Government of India made SEBI an autonomous body and offered statutory powers by passing the SEBI Act 1992 in the Parliament. SEBI is the regulator for the Indian securities market and has three major functions:  quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative and quasi-executive.

With the increase in the number of dealings in the Indian stock markets, a lot of malpractices was seen like price rigging, the unofficial premium on a new issue, delay in shares delivery, violations with respect to rules and regulations of the stock exchange and the listing requirements. With all such malpractices in place, the customers were losing their faith and confidence in the Indian stock exchange. Hence, the Indian government decided to set up a regulatory body or an agency known as SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India).

SEBI drafts the regulations in the legislative capacity, it conducts investigations and enforces actions as per its executive function and it also passes orders and rulings as per its judicial capacity.The Indian Government has been vested SEBI with the following powers:

  • for approving the by−laws of stock exchanges.
  • requiring the stock exchange for amending their by−laws.
  • inspecting the books of accounts and calling for periodical returns from the recognized stock exchanges.
  • inspecting the books of accounts of the financial intermediaries.
  • compelling companies for list their shares on stock exchanges.
  • registration brokers.

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