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Food Coupons, Prepaid Cards May Come Under RBI Glare

MEAL vouchers and prepaid cards have come under the regulatory scanner. In an attempt to check possible moneylaundering, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed that only banks and finance companies be allowed to issue prepaid cards which are accepted outside a closed group. This means that issuers who are neither banks nor finance compa...

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Highlights of Monetary Policy Review by RBI

Following are the highlights of the mid-term review of India's monetary policy conducted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Friday: - Bank rate, repo rate and reverse repo rate kept unchanged , Flexibility retained to conduct overnight auctions of securities. Cash reserve ratio kept unchanged at 6.5 per cent. Floating...

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RBI Caps E-Payment Charges

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has capped fees charged by banks for electronic payment (e-payment) and collection of outstation cheques. The move is aimed at popularising electronic payments and discouraging higher charges levied by banks on customers....

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RBI Advised Banks To Disburse And Restructure Loan Of SMES

RBI/2008-09/ 219DBOD.No.BP.BC. 58 /21.04.048/2008- 09 (13/10/2008)

RBI/2008-09/ 219DBOD.No.BP.BC. 58 /21.04.048/2008- 09 - It has come to our notice that in view of somewhat tight liquidity conditions in the domestic markets in the recent past, some of the banks have been averse to disbursing working capital limits and term loans (including short-term loans) to their clients against the sanctioned limits...

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RBI Set Limit for Transaction through Mobile Banking

The Reserve Bank of India has set a limit for maximum transaction per day through mobile phones. A customer can, now, transect Rs 2,500 to a maximum of Rs 5,000 in a day. Customers must have access to a debit or credit card to avail mobile banking. Many Indian leading banks are providing mobile banking in the country. The banks need to in...

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Banks Should Display Info regarding interest rates and service charges On Website – RBI

After advising banks to display information regarding interest rates and service charges on the notice board inside their all the branches, now the central bank has asked them to do the same thing on their website. For the purpose, RBI has also issued a format in which the bank should display the information on their websites. ...

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Fema- Circular On Advance Remittance For Import Of Services

RBI/2008-09/ 158 ,A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No. 15 (08/09/2008)

With a view to liberalizing the procedure further, it has been decided to raise the limit of USD 100,000 for advance remittance for alladmissible current account transactions for import of services without bank guarantee to USD 500,000 or its equivalent. AD Category – I banks may frame their own guidelines to deal with such cases as per...

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RBI tightens deposit norms for small NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India has asked small non banking financial companies (NBFCs) to curtail their public deposits. In a notification put out on Monday, the RBI has tightened the rules governing access to such public deposits. It said that NBFCs with a net owned fund (NoF) of between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 2 crore, must limit their public dep...

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Export proceeds can now be realised in 12 Months as against 6 Months earlier

A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 50 /RBI (03/06/2008)

Reserve Bank has been receiving representations from Exporters / Trade bodies to extend the period of realisation of export proceeds in view of the external environment. It has, therefore, been, in consultation with Government of India, announced in the Annual Policy Statement for the Year 2008-09 (para 134) to enhance the present period ...

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy, 2008

(15/04/2008)

DEPB Scheme Extended Till May 2009. Income Tax Benefit To 100% EOUs Under Section 10-B Of It Act Being Extended For One Year Beyond 31stmarch 2009. New Export Promotion Council For Telecom Sector . 5% Additional Duty Credit For Export Of Toys And Sports Goods...

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The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) is India’s Apex bank which governs the banking regulations in the country and controls all the monetary policies of the country. It began its operations 1st of April 1935 at the time of British Rule as per the provisions laid down in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. After India’s independence on 15th August 1947, the Reserve Bank of India was nationalized on 1st January 1949.

Reserve Bank of India is an independent monetary authority that regulates banks and offers important financial services such as controlling inflation, maintaining foreign exchange reserves, and providing monetary policy report. It plays a significant role in developing strategies of the Indian Government.

The FEMA Act (Foreign Exchange Management Act) is an Act constituted by the Indian Parliament for consolidating and amending the law related to foreign exchange for facilitating the external trade and payments and also for encouraging orderly maintenance and development of foreign exchange market in the country. This act was passed in the year 1999 during the winter session which replaced the previous Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). The FEMA Regulations makes offenses with respect to foreign exchange civil offenses.This Act extends and is applicable for the entire nation. FEMA Act allowed a new regime for foreign exchange management that is consistent with the World Trade Organization’s emerging framework.

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