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RBI Modifies Norms on IFSC Banking Units

RBI Modifies Norms on IFSC Banking Units Modifying the norms for setting up IFSC banking units, RBI said today that the parent bank will be required to provide and maintain at all times a minimum capital of Dollar 20 million to its IBU. In April 2015, the Reserve Bank had formulated a scheme for setting up of International Financial Services Centres (IFSC) Banking Units (IBUs) by banks in IFSCs. RBI said modification has been made based on suggestions from stakeholders to consider minimum prescribed regulatory capital at the parent level rather than at the IBU level. — PTI
The Economic Times,New Delhi,18th May 2018

Centre may ask RBI to ease prompt corrective action framework

Centre may ask RBI to ease prompt corrective action framework Government to ensure adequate working capital and credit for MSMEs
The Centre may ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to consider revising the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework so that a complete restriction on fresh lending does not affect credit flow to business, particularly small and medium enterprises.
Piyush Goyal, who recently assumed charge as finance minister till Arun Jaitley recovers from an operation, held a review meeting with the top management of 11 public sector banks under the PCA framework on Thursday. Officials of the department of financial services also held a one-on-one meeting with the executives of the banks to take stock of their plans.“The RBI has put a complete lending ban on Dena Bank. This may impact the credit to the small industries that are mainly dependent upon banks facing PCA. The government may ask the RBI to revise the PCA framework so that such specific lending restrictions are not …

Sebi Extends FPI Monitoring Deadline Again

Sebi Extends FPI Monitoring Deadline Again Markets regulator Sebi today further extended the deadline till June 1 for putting in place a new system for depositories to monitor the foreign investment limits in listed Indian companies. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has extended the last day for the second time after taking into consideration representations from various quarters. Earlier, the deadline was May 18 and prior to that it was May 1. In a circular, the regulator said, “the new system for monitoring foreign investment limits in listed Indian companies shall be made operational on June 1, 2018”. — PTI
The Economic Times,New Delhi,18th May 2018

RBI Brings Out Final Norms on Basel III Investment

RBI Brings Out Final Norms on Basel III Investment The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday announced final guidelines on net stable funding ratio (NSFR) according to the Basel III framework. Basel III has two liquidity frameworks one called liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) dealing with short term liquid investments by banks and another called NSFR which promotes resilience over a longer-term time horizon by requiring banks to fund their activities with more stable sources of funding on an ongoing basis. In a notification RBI said that banks must publish their NSFRs according to a common template, according to their financial results. — Our Bureau
The Economic Times,New Delhi,18th May 2018

Legal Shield in the Works for Foreign Investments

Legal Shield in the Works for Foreign Investments Aimed at promoting & protecting investments; will spell out rights and obligations of investors India is working on a framework that will provide legal backing for a stable and predictable foreign investment regime in the country as it looks to attract more capital to help create jobs and accelerate economic growth.The law that is in the works in the finance ministry is aimed at promoting and protecting foreign investments. It will spell out the rights and obligations of foreign investors and remove the grey areas that exist in the current system.
While Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) deals with cross-border capital controls, a legal framework to guide foreign investment is still not in place. Bilateral Investment Promotion Agreements (BIPAs) have provisions but do not enjoy the force of law.“There is no law governing the foreign investment framework... this would provide the legal backing to these norms,” a senior government o…