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ICICI Bank launches new fixed deposit scheme ‘FD Health’

The ICICI Bank has launched a new Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme – FD Health that provides the customer a complimentary critical illness cover of Rs 1 lakh from ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company on opening an FD of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh for tenure of at least two years. For investors in ..

Ishaat Hussain heads SEBI committee to suggest norms for Social Stock Exchanges (SSE)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has recently constituted a committee on Social Stock Exchanges (SSE) under the chairmanship of Ishaat Hussain, Director of SBI Foundation. The committee shall examine and make recommendations with respect to possible structures and mechanisms, within the securities market domain, to facilitate the raising of funds by social ..

Bimal Jalan Committee Report on Economic Capital Framework

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had constituted an Expert Committee to Review the Extant Economic Capital Framework of the Reserve Bank of India. The committee was chaired by Dr Bimal Jalan. The committee has submitted its report. Recommendations of the Committee  RBI’s economic capital The Committee called for a clearer distinction between the two ..

Government announces sale of Sovereign Gold Bond

The government has approved the issue of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2019-20 (Series III) at Rs 3,499 per gram of gold. Sovereign Gold Bonds Sovereign Gold Bonds are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They were introduced as substitutes for holding physical gold. The bonds will be restricted for sale to resident individuals, HUFs, trusts, ..

NSE Clearing Ltd to head SEBI panel to review margins on derivatives

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted a working group, headed by NSE Clearing Ltd., to review the current framework of margins in the futures and options segment. The group will look into the issue and submit its recommendations to the Secondary Market Advisory Committee. This assumes significance as lower cost of ..

RBI tweaked LCR norms to boost liquidity

In a bid to further improve the cash position of banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently tweaked Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) norms to provide an additional 2% window to lenders. The move will harmonise the liquidity requirements of banks and release additional money for lending. The LCR indicates the proportion of highly ..

BSE and India INX company Sign MoU With Moscow Exchange

BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and India International Exchange (India INX) of India are the first Indian exchanges to sign a pact with Moscow Exchange (MOEX) of Russia to link investor community and companies in both countries besides allowing a capital formation platform. The exchange companies have agreed to the secondment of senior personnel to promote ..

RBI decides to inject liquidity via forex swaps

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to inject rupee liquidity into the system through long-term foreign exchange buy/sell swap — a first-of-its-kind instrument used for liquidity management. The RBI would conduct dollar-rupee buy/sell swap auction of $5 billion for tenor of 3 years on March 26 to inject rupee liquidity for longer duration. ..