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RBI Monetary Policy Review and What it means for investors

RBI in its bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review meeting decided to change the policy stance from calibrated tightening to neutral and to reduce the repo rate from 6.5% to 6.25%. This was mainly due to 1. Slowdown in global economy, 2. Low inflation (just 2.2% in December with … Continue reading

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Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 Currency notes No longer valid in India from November 9, 2016 – An Analysis

“From midnight of November 8, 2016, Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 will cease to be legal tender. These notes are just papers from tomorrow,” said Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The announcement was made to combat black money, corruption, counterfeit currency … Continue reading

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15CB, 15CA Procedures Updated: Understand new procedures applicable from April 1, 2016

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Finally, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issues Notification no. 93/2015 dated December 16, 2015 that is both reasonable and practical for anyone making payment to a non-resident or an NRI remitting money outside India or transferring from NRO … Continue reading

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NRO to NRE transfer Update: 15CB/15CA required for Both “Taxable” and “Non Taxable” Transfers

From June 1, 2015, any person making a payment to a non-resident, including an NRI transferring funds from NRO to NRE account would be required to obtain a certificate from a Chartered Accountant in form 15CB and file form 15CA … Continue reading

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Forex Remittances allowed upto US $125,000; FPIs can trade in currency derivatives; and NRIs allowed INR upto Rs. 25,000

RBI in a bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement on June 3, 2014, announced 3 important measures related to Non Resident Indians (NRI), Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) and foreign exchange remittances by Resident Indians: 1. Last year, to stem rupee depreciation and … Continue reading

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Capital Guaranteed (in USD) Insurance Plan for NRIs – An Analysis

Looking at the success of the Leveraged FCNR deposits, increased interest of NRIs of investment in Leveraged products, continuous inquiry from NRIs to increase their returns and lower LIBOR rates, financial services industry is very much interested to come up … Continue reading

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15CA/CB rules revised Again: 15CA/CB May NOT be required for NRO to NRE transfer

CBDT vide notification 67/2003 revised the rules and procedures AGAIN for payment to NRI. And this time, for good. The updated rule will also be effective from October 1, 2013. I hope they do not change the rules again. 1. As … Continue reading

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Revised Forms 15CB/15CA and Updated Procedures for Outward Remittance of money (including NRO to NRE transfer)

On August 5, 2013, CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) changed the rules, procedures and forms for making payment to a non-resident from October 1, 2013. The revised forms and procedures will also be applicable for transfer of funds from NRO … Continue reading

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Rare and Small window of Opportunity to Invest in Debt in India

Recent Steps by RBI to curb rupee depreciation (reduce gold import and tight liquidity in banking system) has led the short term rates and bond yields hit record high, giving a unique opportunity for investors to invest in debt at … Continue reading

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Webinar on NRI Investments and Taxation – Opportunity for NRIs to enrich their Knowledge with latest rules and regulations

India has always been the most rewarding and sought after destination for investments for NRIs due to higher interest rates and growth potential. However, their experience may not be excellent mainly due to theirs or their advisors’ ignorance of rules … Continue reading

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Should NRIs invest in FCNR deposits with Forward Cover?

With FCNR rates regulated by RBI and volatile foreign currency market, a lot of banks have introduced and are marketing products for NRIs to generate more return on FCNR deposits. While there are catchy names used for the plans by … Continue reading

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RBI allows transfer from NRO to NRE account 3: Procedures for Transferring funds

A lot of NRIs have shown interest in transferring funds from NRO to NRE since the notification came out on May 7, 2012. However, very few have actually transferred funds. This is mainly due to the lack of awareness or … Continue reading

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No Additional Interest benefit on NRO, NRE and FCNR deposits (e.g. FD) to NRIs

On July 18, 2012, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide  notifications RBI/2012-13/136 and 137, DBOD.Dir.BC. 29 and 30/13.03.00/2012-13 withdrew the discretion given to banks to allow the benefit of additional interest rate of one per cent per annum on NRE, NRO and … Continue reading

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