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RBI’s ban on Bitcoin turned out ungrounded!

What’s Bitcoin! Bitcoin is an electronic or digital currency that works on a peer-to-peer basis. This means that it is decentralized and has no central authority controlling it. Like currency notes, it can be sent from one person to another, but without a central bank or the government attempting to track it. ...

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Setting up a Public Credit Registry in India – Latest developments from RBI

I have in my earlier article on Ease of doing business in India, published by Tax Guru on 06.11.2017 had informed that RBI had agreed to take necessary steps to set up a Public Credit Registry in India and in tune with that, RBI recently got a report on Public Credit Registry in India from a High-Level Task Force set up by RBI itself. ...

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Compliances for FDI in India (RBI and Companies Act, 2013)

Compliance For Issuance Of Shares Under FDI In India: A. Compliance under Master Directions issued by RBI: 1. On receipt of payment from outside India, an Advance Remittance Form (ARF) is required to be filed online (www.ebiz.gov.in) within 30 days intimating RBI about receipt of money for such purpose alongwith KYC and FIRC received from...

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Introduction of Single Master Form for reporting of Foreign Investment in India

Introduction of  Single Master Form for reporting of Foreign Investment in India: RBI issued an A.P (DIR Series) Circular No.30 dt. June 07, 2018 regarding reporting for foreign investments in an Indian Entities, whereby For reporting total foreign investment in an Indian entity, an Integrated reporting structure has been introduced whic...

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RBI Watch: Hikes but overlooks all-two visible risks

The fact that the MPC has swiftly responded to the upside pressures on inflation should address fears that the committee structure was making decision making sluggish and the questions about the RBI’s independence. This we believe is a healthy development....

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Central Bank Watch: Preparing for a hike

Abheek Barua* We have argued “Hike the interest rate now“, 1st June, 2018) that the current macroeconomic situation warrants a policy rate hike. Rising and more dispersed core inflation, the immediate and possible second-round effects of the fuel price increases and the pressure on the rupee; all call for a 25 basis point hike...

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RBI hitting on Government owned NBFCs – Withdrawing Exemptions!

Chahat Jain Government owned companies always reveled in many exemptions from provisions of NBFC regulations. To bring government NBFCs on equal footing with non-government NBFCs (or private NBFCs), RBI vide notification no. DNBR (PD) CC.No.092/03.10.001/2017-18 dated May 31, 2018 withdraws certain exemption granted to government NBFCs wi...

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FDI and Multi Brand Retailing

Foreign Direct Investment is the most effective and efficient source of funding for Companies seeking leverage of funds from across the border. As FDI has broaden the horizons of fund raising for Companies it also involves a number of compliances with respect to Central Government, Ministry of Finance, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Departm...

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Annual Return (FLA Return) of Foreign Investments (FDI) by Indian Companies/ Firms

In India, Foreign Direct Investment (‘FDI’) inflows have been witnessing increase every year. Similarly, Indian companies are going global by investing abroad in the recent past.  The importance of FEMA compliances is indispensable considering the fact there are penal consequences in case of non-compliances. The purpose of this arti...

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Introduction of Legal Entity Identifier for OTC derivatives markets

RBI/2016-17/314 FMRD.FMID No.14/11.01.007/2016-17 (01//0/6/20)

The Reserve Bank of India has mandated the implementation of the LEI number for all Corporates...

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