SEBI introduced a new payment option ASBA (Application Supported by Blocked Amount) as an additional payment mechanism for the benefits of certain investors applied in IPO (Initial Public Offers). This option would be available to retail investors only. It is also an exclusively available payment option for the investors applying in right issue of shares, which means the additional shares offered to existing share holders of a listed company based on preference. According to the investors who experienced this new trend application, it is definitely a 100% success from SEBI’s new application. With this payment option the application money remains in the investors account until the shares are released. So no money is goes out from the investors account.
Exits are never easy, whether it’s an exit from a house where you have lived your lifetime or exiting an investment. Many of us would have faced such a state of mind when we know that the company where we had held shares for the last fifteen years would be soon delisted from the stock exchange. So what is Delisting? Delisting of a company means, a procedure in which a company’s shares are removed from the stock exchange. Delisting of shares has become a critical issue in the financial sector that causes uneasiness for the investors.
In such types of situations we would be totally confused, whether to hold shares and wait for the company to relist or encash them by selling the shares to the promoters. Over the past three years, a minimum of 50 companies have delisted from the stock exchange, due to this reason the retail investors get struck with their investments. Normally one of the main reasons for delisting is violation from the financial specifications set out by the stock exchange.
SEBI has brought in new norms which would reduce the burden of margin on brokers at the time of high volatility in markets. SEBI has introduced the new norms on July 27 for comprehensive risk management system in the equity markets in cash segment.
What is QIP?
QIP means Qualified institutional placement which can be termed as a capital raising tool by a listed company who can issue equity shares, securities other than warrants, partly and fully convertible debentures which can be converted into equity shares to a Qualified Institutional Buyer (QIB). This can be seen as a method that companies use to raise money quickly other than preferential allotment. This method does not involve many procedures to work out to bring it to life with the market regulator.
The Indian Stock Market has witnessed a flow of three-billion dollar mark of Foreign Institutional Investors(FII’s) inflow which makes it over Rs.15725 Cr, out of which two billion came in just five trading sessions. The latest data available with the SEBI shows that FII’s purchase was worth 3.2 billion dollars in 2009 which would make its Rs.15725 cr. On Tuesday alone they had made investment worth of Rs.5044.8 cr(1.06 billion dollars) in the domestic markets.
In India Micro finance seems to be the buzz in the streets of the Mutual fund industry. The industry is not grown like what is found to be in the other developed countries. Keeping in mind with the vast untapped market of India Mutual fund companies are getting with new plans which would range from Rs.10 to 300 per day. The target of the micro finance is for the rural and semi urban area households with low income. To tap the market major fund houses like UTIMF and SBIMF have been associated with many NGO’s and other micro credit institutions locally. The first one to get into the micro financing market was Bharati AXA with their Bharati AXA Equity Fund by the last of September which was with a minimum investment of Rs.300.