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FAQs on Overseas Direct Investments

Q. 1 Where are the guidelines pertaining to overseas direct investments available and how to get clarifications pertaining to the guidelines on overseas investment? Ans: The guidelines have been notified by the Reserve Bank of India vide Notification No. FEMA 120/RB-2004 dated July 7, 2004, as amended from time to time, which can be acces...

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FAQs on External Commercial Borrowing & Trade Credits

External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) and Trade Credits (Updated as on May 29, 2019) PART I – EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL BORROWINGS A. BASIC QUERIES 1. Where can one get the details of extant External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) and Trade Credits (TC) framework? Master Direction No. 5 on ‘External Commercial Borrowings, Trade Credits and Stru...

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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Code Procedure

Requirement and procedure for obtaining Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code: RBI vide its notification RBI/2017-18/82 DBR No BP.BC.92/21.04.048/2017-18 has mandated to obtain LEI code for the corporate borrowers having aggregate fund-based and non-fund based exposure of Rs. 5 crore and above from any bank. Further vide circular RBI/2016-17...

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RBI eases External Commercial Borrowings

India has always encouraged capital inflows as a part of the development policy. Deficient domestic capital and reduction in the current account compelled the government historically to go after foreign capital. Foreign capital is money obtained from foreign countries to make investment domestically. The major category is foreign investme...

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Establishment in India of a branch office or a liaison office or a project office or any other place of business

Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of a branch office or a liaison office or a project office or any other place of business) Regulations, 2016 (Amended upto January 21, 2019) The Reserve Bank of India makes the following regulations to prohibit, restrict and regulate establishment in India of a branch office or a liaison...

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What is Blockchain Technology?

A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks , which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographics hash of the previous block a timestamp and transaction data. By design a block chain is resistant to modification of the data . It is an open distributed ledger that can record transaction between […]...

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Convertible Notes in India: Raising fund from Foreign Investors

Govt. of India issued Consolidated FDI Policy in 2017. The thrust of the policy is to make India an attractive investment destination for foreign investors. A key feature of these policy announcements has been to boost fundraising options for home-grown startups by permitting startups to raise funds through issuance of Convertible Notes w...

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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Registration and Compliance

What is LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) ? The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) initiative is designed to create a global reference data system that uniquely identifies every legal entity, in any jurisdiction, that is party to a financial transaction. More specifically, LEI is a unique 20 digit code that is assigned to a legal entity. Purpose [...

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External Commercial Borrowing by Software Company

EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL BORROWING (ECB) TO BE RAISED BY SOFTWARE COMPANY Article explains Eligibility Recognised lenders, Currency of borrowing, End-uses (Negative list), Minimum Average Maturity Period, Limit, Debt-Equity Ratio, All-in-cost ceiling per annum, Other costs and Reporting Requirement in respect of External Commercial Borrowing t...

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FAQs on Creation of Entity and User Master with RBI for Foreign Investment in Indian Companies

Frequently Asked Questions Creation of Entity And User Master With RBI For Foreign Investment In Indian Companies Q.1 Which Company Can Be Considered As Entity As Per RBI Norms? A company within the meaning of section 1(4) of the Companies Act, 2013 A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered under the Limited Liability Partnership A...

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