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RBI allows Pipavav Defence to raise foreign shareholding

Reserve Bank Tuesday allowed foreign investors to raise their investment in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Ltd.

Sebi sets foreign portfolio investor limit of 10% per firm

A foreign portfolio investor will be allowed to buy additional shares in a company only if its holding is less than 10 percent, according to norms for the new overseas investment regime that starts in June.

NRI cannot seek registration as FPI: Sebi

Market regulator Sebi has said a non-resident Indian (NRI) will not be allowed to seek registration as a foreign portfolio investor (FPI).

Investment sub-limit for foreign fund in govt papers hiked

The Reserve Bank on Wednesday doubled the sub-limit for investment in government securities to USD 10 billion by long-term investors like sovereign wealth funds and foreign central banks, with a view to attract more funds.

Govt to provide similar tax treatment to FPI, FII

The government has agreed to provide similar tax treatment to Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs), as available to FIIs presently, market regulator Sebi said Tuesday.

Sebi ushers in major reforms for overseas investors

Sebi announced new Foreign Portfolio Investor regulations to put in place easier registration process and operating framework for such entities.

SEBI relaxes FII entry norms; tightens buyback rules

The SEBI board also approved merging different classes of investors such as FIIs, their Sub Accounts and Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) into a new category.

Sebi allows market entities to verify PAN of QFI via I-T website

The move will ease the process of obtaining PAN card details from QFIs but they will have to submit alternative identity proof.

QFIs begin India play with blue-chips; buy RIL, TCS shares

Qualified Foreign Investors, a newly created category for simplified investment process for overseas entities, have put their bets on large blue-chips like Reliance Industries, TCS, ITC, SBI and HDFC Bank for their initial investments into the country.

SEBI relaxes KYC norms for foreign institutional investors

The market regulator has given the clarifications on KYC norms for FIIs, sub-accounts and Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs).

QFI services launched in UAE

The new investment channel of Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI), unveiled by the Indian government earlier this year year, was launched at a function here.

Sebi eases MF investment norms for QFIs

Earlier, QFIs were allowed to invest in mutual fund schemes with debt exposure only.

SEBI allows QFIs to invest $1 bn in MF debt schemes, corp bonds

To increase fund flow in the bond market, market regulator SEBI Wednesday issued guidelines allowing overseas individual investors to invest up to USD 1 billion in corporate bonds and debt schemes of mutual funds without any lock-in period.

QFI definition tweaked to include investors from Gulf nations

Market regulator SEBI Thursday allowed investors from Gulf countries to invest in stock markets, thereby relaxing investment norms for overseas individual investors.

Foreign investment norms for stock, debt market relaxed further

In order to attract foreign funds, the Government on Tuesday allowed individual overseas investors also called Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) to invest up to USD 1 billion in debts and corporate bond market.

FinMin to hold roadshows in 5 Gulf countries to attract QFIs

Aiming to attract investment from foreign retail investors in equity and bond markets, the Finance Ministry will organise roadshows in five Gulf nations, including Kuwait and the UAE next month.

RBI allows foreign individuals to directly invest in equities

The Reserve Bank on Friday allowed foreign individual investors, pension funds and trusts as QFIs to directly invest in equities of up to five percent of paid up capital of the listed company.

India Inc welcomes direct investment by QFIs in equity market

India Inc on Monday welcomed the government's decision to allow Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) to directly invest in the domestic equity market as it will help attract "a wider class of investors".

Govt likely to allow QFIs to invest in equity markets directly

With an aim to further liberalise the capital market, the Government is contemplating to allow foreign individuals -- Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) -- to buy equities directly in stock markets, a senior Finance Ministry official said.