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Updates of the Day

1. Ponds specially designed for breeding of prawns to be treated as plant for depreciation purposes.[ ACIT vs VICTORY AQUA FARM LTD. (Supreme Court)]

2. Depreciation on enhanced cost of asset is allowed from the date when the obligation to pay customs duty arose.[CIT vs Noida Medicare Centre Ltd, Delhi High Court]

3. Now a private company can accept unsecured loans even from a relative of a director of the company.http://www.mca.gov.in/Minis…/…/Amendement_Rules_15092015.pdf

4. Finance minister Mr. Arun Jaitley on Monday announced the government's decision to impose a 20% safeguard duty on steel imports with immediate effect.

5. RBI has decided that the resident importer can raise trade credit in Rupees (INR) within the prescribed framework.

6. Modifications in Electronic IECs as well as physical IECs will now be carried out online by paying a fee of Rs.200/- w ef. 21.9.2015.

7. Consignment wise duty payment can be made through CENVAT credit balance: Jayaswal Neco Ltd. vs CCE: Supreme …

FDI Allowed via Partly Paid Shares Warrants

Prior govt nod not required for raising money via these instruments in areas where FDI is allowed under automatic route The government has decided to consider foreign investments in partly paid shares and warrants eligible instruments under the foreign direct investment policy , bringing greater flexibility in their use to raise capital. “The government has reviewed the extant FDI policy...to allow partly paid shares and warrants as eligible capital instruments for the purpose of the FDI policy ,“ the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) said on Tuesday in a notification amending the consolidated FDI policy circular 2015. Till now warrants and partly paid shares could be issued to foreign investors only after approval through the government route. Bringing them under eligible foreign investment instruments means that prior government permission will not be required for raising money through these instruments in sectors where FDI is allowed under the automatic route. “DIPP …

Sebi seeks greater NBFC disclosure

Says exposure to top 20 borrowers will have to be disclosed ahead of public offer of debt securities The Securities and Exchange Board of India ( Sebi) has asked non- banking financial companies ( NBFCs) to issue detailed disclosures while launching a public offer of debt securities to raise funds. The norms, which will be applicable to draft offer documents to be filed on or after November 1, have been finalised on the basis of feedback from market entities. Sebi seeks to align the norms in line with the stipulations required by the Reserve Bank of India ( RBI). The NBFCs would now need to disclose “ aggregated exposure to the top 20 borrowers with respect to the concentration of advances", against the current requirement for top 10 borrowers. They would also need to disclose the details of loans, which are overdue and classified as non- performing according to RBI guidelines. Sebi further said, “ NBFCs are frequent issuers of debt securities and amongst other things, generally also…

Do homework avoid bad debt Sebi to MFs

Says cut reliance on ratings, do research before investment The Securities and Exchange Board of India ( Sebi) has asked mutual fund ( MF) managers not to invest in debt paper solely based on credit rating. The capital markets regulator has called for more scrutiny, based on detailed research, amid a rise in the banking systems stressed assets. The move is a fallout of the problems faced by JPMorgan MF on account of its investment in Amtek Auto’s debt, later downgraded by rating agencies. Sources say Sebi is concerned over MFs’ exposure to poor quality corporate paper and is asking them to remain careful. It has written to heads of all fund houses for vigilance on investment in corporate paper. And, asked fund houses for details of the securities which have been downgraded after their investments. Sebi has specifically asked fund houses to reduce concentration risk in their fixed income portfolios, said people in the know. By the norms, a fixed income scheme can invest up to 15 per cent i…