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Listed company now required to disclose quarterly result in 45 days from the end of every quarter and Annual result in 60 days from the end of financial year

With a view to improve transparency and corporate governance, market regulator SEBI made it mandatory for all listed companies to disclose their financial results within 45 days of the end of every quarter. Companies would also be required to disclose their audited financial statements within 60 days of every financial year end, the Secur...

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Amendments to the Equity Listing Agreement : SEBI

As part of its review of the existing disclosure requirements and to bring more transparency and efficiency in the governance of listed entities, SEBI has made certain amendments to the Equity Listing Agreement, vide its circular dated 05 April 2010. The key amendments relate to the following:...

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First Indian Depository Receipts (IDRs) Issue – Red Herring Prospectus filed with SEBI by Standard Chartered Plc- a discussion

On 30th March, 2010 Standard Chartered Plc (`STANCHART’) filed its draft Red Herring Prospectus with SEBI for its proposed IDR issue. Lead Managers to the issue includes UBS Securities India Pvt. Ltd., Godman Sachs (India) Securities Pvt. Ltd, JM Financial Consultants Pvt. Ltd., DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd., Kotak Mahindra Co. Ltd., and SBI C...

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Initial Public offer – Issues, Pricing and Capital Market

Issue Price - Final Price at which Equity Shares are issued and allotted in terms of the Red Herring Prospectus. Issue Price is decided by the Company in consultation with the Book Running Lead Manager on the Pricing Date....

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Will rights issues be more favoured to QIPs in 2010?

Rights Issues (RIs) were out of favour with corporate India in 2009. Reason for such situation was due to depressed sentiments in the capital market. In 2008 ,companies raised Rs 29,786 Cr through RIs which reduced in 2009 to Rs 2,525 Cr . Reduction was to the extent of Rs 27,261 Cr over the previous year. Promoters prefer RI route t...

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QIP – Stock Exchange requirement & compliance by issuer

Placement document is to be as per the requirements of Chapter VIII of ICDR with a disclaimer in bold capital letters that “the placement is meant only for QIBs on a private placement basis and is not an offer to the public or to any other class of investors.”...

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Guideline for Public Issue of Insurance Companies likely in April 2010

The initial public offer guidelines for the insurance sector is likely to announced next month, the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (Irda) said on Monday. "The guidelines could take a month time and Sebi will take the final call," Irda chairman J Harinarayan said....

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Putting you out of business is not a penalty, says Supreme Court

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has never been armed with stronger draconian powers over the fate of Indian citizens. A recent opinion of the Supreme Court has held SEBI to be a social welfare organisation, and its powers under Sections 11(4) and 11B of the SEBI Act, 1992 (the Act) as not being “penal” in nature. Con...

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In case of Merger/Acquisition, target company board may be asked to guide shareholders

The Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) committee on takeovers headed by C Achuthan is seriously considering making it mandatory for boards of target companies to guide shareholders in the event of competitive bids in line with global best practice....

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Role of QIBs in capital issues – Preview of current scenario

On 5th March,2010, SEBI announced that it would be mandatory for `Qualified Institutional Buyers’ (QIBs) to put in 100 per cent of the application money towards subscription of shares in capital issues through offers. This would come into force from 1st May, 2010. Presently, QIBs are required to pay just 10 per cent of the share value ...

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