Sunday, January 15, 2012

FOREIGNERS ALLOWED TO INVEST DIRECTLY IN EQUITIES



  • Direct entry for foreign individual, association/group into Indian equity market.
  • RBI will grant general permission under the Portfolio Investment Scheme route, similar to that for FIIs.
  • Individual investment limit would be 5 per cent;aggregate limit would be 10% of paid-up equity of the company.
  • These limits shall be over and above the FII and NRI investment ceilings.
  • QFIs will be allowed to invest through Depository Participants (DP). Only one demat and trading account per QFI will be allowed.
  • DP will be responsible for all KYC and other regulatory requirements.
  • QFIs shall remit money through normal banking channels in any permitted currency (freely convertible) directly to the single rupee pool bank account of the DP.
  • On receipt of instructions from QFI, DP will execute the sale/purchase.
  • DP will be required to deduct tax, as and when required before making any payment to QFIS.
  • Risk management, margins and taxation on such trades by QFIs may be on lines similar to the facility available to the other investors.

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