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SEBI’s norm for issuers of municipal bonds

On 12 Nov, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) prescribed wider disclosures and compliances norms by the issuers of listed municipal bonds. As per the SEBI norms, listed entities should submit half-yearly unaudited financial results to the stock exchanges within 45 days of the end of the first half of the year and ..

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 ..

What are Circuit Breakers?

Circuit Breakers are basically measures in stock markets in percentage terms which initiate an automatic check in case of any runaway situation concerning any security or index in either direction. These percentage values of the breakers are usually computed on the basis of the last closing level of the security or the index. These can ..

What is a Brand?

A Brand is referred to the name of a product or service, design, a symbol which stands out for loyalty, trust, market appeal, etc. in the eyes of the prospective customers. Brands distinguish a company from its rivals with an aim to create a lasting impression on the target audience. It is a great marketing ..

What is Black Swan Theory?

Black Swans are unpredicted, random events of huge impact. These events deviate from the normal expected course. They are thus, also called outliers as there is no reference data in the past which gives any clue to their occurrence in the future. No scientific model can predict them. Black Swan events can take place in ..

What is Alpha in stock markets?

Alpha is a financial measure which measures performance. It is often seen as an active return on investment and is the difference between investment and benchmark return. It is an estimated numeric value of an expected excess return of a stock relative to the return on benchmark index depending on the volatility in the market. ..

Differential Voting Rights (DVR) Shares

A DVR share is like an ordinary equity share, but it provides fewer voting rights to the shareholder. The objective of issuing DVR shares is for prevention of a hostile takeover and dilution of voting rights. It also helps strategic investors who do not want control, but are looking at a reasonably big investment in ..

SEBI allows online subscription of bonds

SEBI gave its nod for online subscription of bonds.  Objective: To cut the timeline for completion of the process. In order to provide a mechanism to decrease the timelines of the issue process for public issue of debt securities, SEBI extends Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) facility to public issues. Currently ASBA is allowed ..