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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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Review of OFS of Shares through Stock Exchange Mechanism

SEBI Circular No. CIR/MRD/DP/ 65 /2017 (27/06/2017)

Comprehensive guidelines on Offer for Sale of Shares through stock exchange mechanism were issued vide circular no CIR/MRD/DP/18/2012 dated July 18, 2012. These guidelines have been modified from time to time based on the representation/suggestion received from various stakeholders....

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Consultation Paper on SEBI (Investment Advisers) Regulations, 2013

Regulation 22 and other applicable provisions of IA Regulations are proposed to be amended as under: i. There shall be clear segregation between the investment advisory activities and distribution/execution services. An entity offering investment advisory services shall not be permitted to offer distribution/execution services....

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SEBI issues Clarification to Enhanced Supervision Circular

Circular No. CIR/F10/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2017/64 (22/06/2017)

SEBI vide circular no. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2016/95 dated September 26, 2016, has issued guidelines covering broad areas for enhanced supervision based on the recommendation of the committee constituted by SEBI. ...

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Insider Trading Regulations – An Insight

This article deals with analyzing the insider trading regulations prevalent in India. A lot of material on insider trading regulations is already available on the internet. I have made a sincere effort to provide an insight on these regulations in a manner which can be digested easily, knowing however, that the reality is much more comple...

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Participation of Category III AIFs in commodity derivatives market

Circular No.: SEBI/HO/CDMRD/DMP/CIR/P/2017/61-SEBI (21/06/2017)

At present, institutional participants are not allowed to participate in the commodity derivatives market in India. Consequently the commodity derivatives markets in India lack the desired liquidity and depth for efficient price discovery and price risk management....

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SEBI norms for disclosures / compliances by Municipal Securities issuers

SEBI Cicular No: CIR/IMD/DF1/60/2017 (19/06/2017)

Regulation 23 of the SEBI (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities by Municipalities) Regulations, 2015 (SEBI ILDM Regulations) prescribe disclosures to be made by issuers making public issues of debt securities or seeking listing of debt securities issued on private placement basis to the Stock Exchange(s). The said disclosures, inter-alia,...

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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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