Sebi slaps over Rs 1 cr fine on three entities

Market watchdog Sebi today imposed a total fine of over Rs 1 crore on Hooghly Mills Project and Hooghly Stocks & Bonds and Mega Resources for failing to make public announcements with regard to acquisition of shares.

Insider trading probe: Sebi may seek help from foreign peers

In what is emerging as the biggest insider trading probe in India, watchdog Sebi may seek help from its peers in foreign countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Mauritius, as it widens investigations into suspected market activities of several overseas hedge funds.

Sebi plans 'risk profiling' of listed firms, intermediaries

The Task Force will be submitting its report soon, and thereafter, the implementation of the recommendations would be taken up across various classes of intermediaries, he added.

Sebi gets new software tools for fraud detection, probes

According to a senior official, Sebi has identified enhancement of its market surveillance capabilities as a core focus area for the current financial year.

Securitised debt, OTC trades to be reported within 15 min

Similarly, all OTC trades in corporate bonds have to be reported on any one of the reporting platforms provided in the debt segment of the three stock exchanges within 15 minutes.

Sebi can now hike its penalties; police to help in searches

These powers are in addition to those granted to Sebi through earlier two ordinances, the last of which lapsed in January.

Regulators clamp down on MFs' assets window-dressing efforts

Some mutual funds have come under scanner of the capital markets watchdog Sebi.

Sebi to soon notify non-tax proposals of mutual fund policy

These are part of a long-term mutual fund policy being worked out by Sebi, approval for which was granted by the regulator's board last month.

SEBI to consider legal cost recovery from penalties

The capital markets regulator has incurred litigation expenditure in the range of Rs 4-5 crore in each of the past three financial years, while such expenses could be even higher in the current fiscal ending this month.

Investor empowerment, enforcement core focus areas: Sebi

The regulator will present its agenda for the new fiscal, which also includes programmes for investor awareness and education and expanding its reach to existing and new investors, at a board meeting later this week, a senior official said.

Sebi issues hearing notices against six untraceable entities

In six separate hearing notices, the entities -- Shaishil T Jhaveri, Kumkum Stock Broker, Nita B Bhavsar, Jagdish Bhagat, Parameshwar Exports and Chase marketing -- have been directed to appear before Sebi on April 28.

Sebi probes Maharishi Vedic's fund collection

The probe has been disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India in reply to an RTI application.

Foreign assets of MFs down 19% at about Rs 3K cr in FY13

Also, the foreign liabilities of the 45 MFs in the list declined by 12.3 percent from a year ago to Rs 383.4 billion in FY13.

Gold-linked money pooling schemes under Sebi scanner

Sebi may have to refer most of the gold-linked money pooling cases to RBI, which is entrusted with the regulation of 'Gold Deposit Schemes' offered by banks and registered Non Banking Finance Companies, a senior official said.

Karvy Stock Broking DP involved in IPO irregularities: Sebi

Citing that the depository participant "has already undergone such prohibition for 18 months and 26 days", Sebi has decided not to impose any further penalty.

MMTC plan for retail sale of gold not a collective scheme:SEBI

MMTC, along with Swiss firm PAMP plans to sell gold to retail customers through the JV -- MMTC-PAMP India Pvt Ltd.

SEBI asks depositories to set up IT strategy panels

SEBI issued guidelines to strengthen the IT governance framework of depositories following recommendations of a committee, which was formed by the regulator in December 2012 to review the country's depository system.

Sebi asks MFs to adopt high-deposit districts

In all-out efforts to help the sector, Sebi has also made necessary provisions for all their "genuine" demands, while it has also suggested greater clarity on taxation framework for mutual fund retirement schemes to attract a large pool of pension money into the capital markets.

'Non-legislative suggestions of FSLRC can be implemented'

The Commission was constituted in March 2011 to review and rewrite the legal institutional framework of financial sector laws and it was headed by retired Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna.

Sebi to soon come out with norms on corporate governance model

Sebi, which has put out a discussion paper in January in 2013, have been waiting for the Companies Bill to get passed that finally passed in late last year and the new Act is now being implemented.