RBI’s First Monetary Policy for FY 2018-19

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released its first monetary policy statement for FY 2018-19 on April 05, 2018[1] (‘Policy Statement’). The aforesaid statement sets out various developmental and regulatory policy measures for the financial sector. It aims at strengthening regulation and supervision; broadening and deepening financial markets; improving currency management; promoting financial inclusion and literacy; and, facilitating data management. Some of the major issues from the Policy Statement have been discussed herein below: Read more

Cross border mergers will soon be reality

RBI notifies FEMA regulations for inbound & outbound mergers

By CS Vinita Nair corplaw@vinodkothari.com

The Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) on April 28, 2017 proposed draft of Foreign Exchange Management (Cross Border Merger) Regulations, 2017[1] which covered regulations in relation to merger, demerger, amalgamation or arrangements between Indian company (ies) and foreign company[2] (ies). These regulations were proposed in relation to section 234 of the Companies Act, 2013 notified by MCA w.e.f. 13th April, 2017, which provides for the merger of a foreign company with a company registered under the Act, 2013 or vice-versa. Rule 25A was inserted in Companies (Compromises, Arrangements & Amalgamations) Rules, 2016 in this regard. Read more

Cracking the ‘Bitcoin’ nut this Budget Session

Vallari Dubey & Saloni Mathur

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Introduction

In the words of Mr. Nassim Nicolas Talib, “Bitcoin is the beginning of something great, a currency without a government, something necessary and imperative.” Read more

RBI revamps FDI Regulations

By CS Vinita Nair

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RBI vide notification No. FEMA 20(R)/ 2017-RB dated 7th November 2017 issued Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2017[1] (hereinafter referred as ‘Regulations, 2017’) in supersession of Notification No. FEMA 20/2000-RB and Notification No. FEMA 24/2000-RB both dated May 3, 2000, Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2000 (hereinafter referred as ‘Regulations, 2000’). The Regulations, 2017 will be effective from 8th November 2017 (Date of publication in the Official gazette) except proviso (ii) to sub-regulation 1 of regulation 10 of these Regulations and proviso (ii) to sub-regulation 2 of regulation 10 of these Regulations, reproduced hereunder as Annexure 1, which will come into effect from a date to be notified. Read more