Debt and Mutual Funds
After the abrupt winding of 6 debt funds by Franklin Templeton Investments, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday announced a special liquidity window of 50,000 crores ( Special Liquidity Fund Scheme) for mutual funds.
Under the scheme, the RBI will conduct repo (repurchase agreement) operations of 90-day tenor at a fixed repo rate of 4.40% for banks.
According to the RBI, banks can avail funds under this facility exclusively for meeting the l
Social stock exchange (SSE)
A working group constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on social stock exchanges has recommended allowing non-profit organisations to directly list on such platforms while allowing certain tax incentives to encourage participation on the platform.
The idea of a social stock exchange (SSE) for a listing of social enterprises and voluntary organisations was mooted by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union B
SEBI eases fund-raising norms for firms
As part of its attempts to make it easier for listed companies to raise funds in the current volatile scenario, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed listed companies to raise funds at shorter intervals while also giving promoters the go-ahead to increase their stakes by a higher quantum without triggering an open offer.
As per a gazette notification, the capital markets regulator has allowed companies to make two qualified
SEBI’s Measure to Increase Market Liquidity
In April, SEBI relaxed certain regulatory requirements related to rights issues and initial public offerings (IPOs) to help companies to raise funds during this pandemic. It allowed any listed entity with a market capitalization of at least Rs.100 crore could use the fast-track route for a rights issue. Earlier, the norm was 250 crore for such offerings.
Further, any company that had been listed for 18 months was permitted to raise funds th