Category: Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

India Turns Attention to Bitcoin Exchanges to Investigate Tax Evasion

On December 13, 2017, the Indian income-tax department reportedly conducted surveys at bitcoin exchanges across the country to assess the risk of individuals who may have evaded taxes. Surveying Indian Exchanges Typically such surveys are conducted by the department without prior warning and include relatively extensive scrutiny of the assessee’s… – Continue reading

Nine measures taken by government to curb black money

The government is hell-bent on cracking down on black money and undisclosed income of Indians within the country and safely stowed away abroad. While there is no proper estimation of the actual amount of black money in the economy, the government is actively taking measures to stop it. Recent media… – Continue reading

RBI tightens norms for banks lending to overseas subsidiary of Indian companies

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India has tightened norms for banks lending to overseas subsidiary of Indian companies by raising the provisions substantially against these loans. On Thursday, RBI said that banks can extend loan to overseas subsidiaries of Indian corporates but they have to make 2% of the loan… – Continue reading

RBI Eases Overseas Borrowing Rules for Local Firms

Mumbai: India will allow offshore insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds to lend to local companies for the long term, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday, easing rules for offshore borrowing. The RBI said it was taking a “more liberal approach” for long-term foreign currency… – Continue reading

NPS useful only if NRI settles in India after retirement

Non-resident Indians (NRIs) have one more investment option to choose from. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed NRIs to invest in the National Pension System (NPS), under Foreign Exchange Management Act. NPS will allow NRIs to invest in a mix of equities and debt and save for their… – Continue reading