In terms of Reserve Bank of India’s A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 91 dated march 31, 2015 and SEBI’s CIR/MRD/DP/04/2015 dated April 8, 2015 following relaxations have been made:

• Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) have been allowed to take positions (long as well as short) in USD-INR pair up to USD 15 million per exchange in the Exchange Traded Currency Derivative (ETCD) segment.

• Further, they have also been permitted to take long (bought) as well as short (sold) positions in EUR-INR, GBP-INR and JPY-INR pairs, all put together, up to USD 5 million equivalent per exchange.

• Beyond the above limits, FPIs can take long position in any exchange to hedge the underlying exposure.

This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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