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Tax fillip to fund-raising avenues likely in BudgetRediff.com22 Jan 2015
Exemption from minimum alternate tax for REITs & infrastructure investment trusts; Depository receipts on all securities eligible for tax benefit
Tapping private sector, younger talent for top job at govt banksRediff.com19 Jan 2015
The candidate will be expected to have at least two to three years of remaining service.
LIC likely to exit mutual fund JV with NomuraRediff.com12 Jan 2015
According to sources, in a January 6 letter to the department of financial services under the finance ministry, LIC said it wanted to stop sponsoring LIC Nomura Mutual Fund, and might offer some of its stake in LIC Housing Finance to other shareholders.
GST rollout: Lack of clarity on 'supply rules' remains a barrierRediff.com26 Dec 2014
For supply rules, the location decides where goods or services will be taxed.
Rs 2,00,00,00,00,000 'laundered' through penny stocksRediff.com24 Dec 2014
Capital markets regulator, I-T department suspect tax evasion and market manipulation
Not including petroleum against spirit of GST, say expertsRediff.com17 Dec 2014
The constitution amendment Bill on a national GST is likely to be tabled in the current session of Parliament. However, the government is not confident of passing the Bill this session.
How Sebi helped US SEC solve 'Profits Paradise' caseRediff.com25 Nov 2014
The Indian regulator played key role in uncovering the identity of two Indian men who floated the scheme
4 Sebi officials under CBI lens in Saradha scamRediff.com30 Oct 2014
The investigative agency plans to file a second chargesheet, naming more perpetrators in the Saradha scam.
Sebi to refer DLF lapses to ministry, I-T departmentRediff.com15 Oct 2014
According to sources familiar with the development, Sebi has decided to make references to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Department of Revenue, citing violations of the Acts these bodies govern.
Foreign investors may get permission to invest more in BSE, NSERediff.com10 Sep 2014
Jayshree P Upadhyay ' Mumbai September 9, 2014 Last Updated at 22:50 IST Top Stocks to Buy in 2014 8-10 Best Stocks for 2014 per month Highly Accurate Calls, Free Trial stockaxis.com/Stocks-to-buy-in-2014 Ads by Google 3 Add to My Page RELATED NEWS Foreign investor cap in bourses may be raised Sebi sets foreign portfolio investor limit of 10% per firm Sebi move on FPI regime grounded No clarity yet on FPI regime Jaimini Bhagwati: Correcting tax and disclosure anomalies Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus Be 1st to own latest Android phone with Dual SIM, 8 MP Camera & more!www.karbonnmobiles.com/S5_Plus 1Cr Life Cover @ Rs 543* Compare Premium of 46 Insurers Buy Online and save upto 55%www.policybazaar.com/TermInsur_Rate Ads by Google In a move that could increase the stake of foreign investors in Indian stock exchanges, the government is considering a threefold increase in the single-investor investment ceiling. Currently,a foreign portfolio investor (FPI) investment in an exchange is capped at five per cent. The finance ministry has written to the regulatory authorities to increase the ceiling to 15 per cent, said sources. The proposal is said to have in-principle approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The move would bring the FPI investment limit in line with those for financial institutions such as insurance companies and banks. NEW POLICY IN THE WORKS Single foreign investor limit in exchanges to be revised from 5% to 15% Sebi and RBI have given in-principle approval to the proposal Government to amend foreign investment policy BSE has 8 foreign shareholders holding 31% stake NSE has close to 20 foreign shareholders holding 36% stake The government allowed the foreign investors to invest in stock exchanges in 2006, with an overall cap of 49 per cent. This latter cap is likely to be unchanged. BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the two large nationwide bourses, are likely to benefit from the increase in limits. BSE has eight foreign investors, which cumulatively own about 31 per cent in it. The shareholding of Deutsche Boerse Group and Singapore Exchange Ltd are a little below the five per cent ceiling. NSE has about 20 foreign shareholders, holding around 36 per cent. Cyprus' Gagil and Goldman Sachs own five per cent each; Citi Group has around two per cent. "The finance ministry has received representations stating that the present limit of five per cent is a deterrent in attracting long-term anchor and strategic foreign investors in stock exchanges. Following which, the ministry has sought comments from both Sebi and RBI," said a person privy to the matter. A higher foreign investor limit will not only encourage more investment in Indian bourses but help in exchange of technology and products, said exchange officials. "A five per cent limit on the shareholding of any single investor or investor group is too small to encourage them to take sufficient interest in growth of the exchange," said an official associated with one, asking not to be named. The regulator and the government are also mulling a change in the shareholding of clearing corporations, which could also see individual foreign investors' cap being increased to 15 per cent. Some sections of the market believe that allowing a single FPI to own 15 per cent in a exchange could be detrimental to having a diversified shareholding. The Bimal Jalan committee, in the previous review of ownership and governance of stock exchanges in 2010, had debated whether there was a need to revise the cap. It was in favour of having an anchor investor, such as a bank or financial institution, which would own up to 24 per cent. 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Ministry asks Sebi to explain stricter governance normsRediff.com20 Aug 2014
While most of Sebi's new norms are aligned to changes in Companies Act, they are more stringent in certain areas.
Alternative investment funds want tax clarityRediff.com14 Aug 2014
Providers write to Sebi, FinMin; launches may hit pause.
Small investors to get a boost from Sebi's new normsRediff.com8 Aug 2014
Minimum investment size under portfolio management services may be raised, so that small players can avoid risk.