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NRI Corner

Who is a Non-Resident Indian (NRI)?
A non-resident Indian (NRI) is an Indian citizen or a person of Indian origin who stays abroad for employment, business or vocation outside India, or stays abroad under circumstances indicating an uncertain duration.

Who is a Person of Indian Origin (PIO)?
A Person of Indian Origin means a citizen of any country (other than Bangladesh or Pakistan), if the person: (a) at any time held an Indian passport; or (b) or the persons parents or grandparents were citizens of India; or (c) is a spouse of an Indian citizen, or of a person referred to in (a) or (b) above.

Other terms with vaguely the same meaning are overseas Indian and expatriate Indian. In common usage, this often includes Indian-born individuals (and also people of other nations with Indian ancestry) who have taken the citizenship of other countries.

According to Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, India has the second largest diaspora in the world after Overseas Chinese . The overseas Indian community estimated at over 25 million is spread across every major region in the world.

Who is a Foreign Institutional Investor (FII)?
An FII is an institution established or incorporated outside India which proposes to invest in Indian securities and is registered with SEBI.

Who is an Overseas Corporate Body (OCB) ?
An OCB includes overseas companies, partnership firms, societies and other corporate bodies owned predominantly by non-resident persons of Indian nationality or origin outside India.

Can an NRI maintain a bank account in India?
Yes. NRIs can maintain accounts in rupees as well as in foreign currency.

What types of rupee accounts may NRIs maintain?
There are 4 types:
1. Non-resident (External) Rupee Accounts (NRE)
2. Non-Resident (Special) Rupee (NRSR) Account
3. Ordinary Non-resident Rupee Accounts (NRO)
4. Non-resident (Non-repatriable) Rupee deposit accounts (NRNR)

What are NRE, NRO and FCNR accounts?

Non-Resident (External) Rupee (NRE). This is a Rupee account from which funds are freely repatriable. It can be opened with either funds remitted from abroad or local funds which can be remitted abroad.

Non-Resident Ordinary Rupee (NRO). This is a Rupee account and can be opened with funds either remitted from abroad or generated in India. These funds are non-repatriable. However, under certain circumstances, these are allowed to be repatriated.

Fully Convertible Non-Resident Rupee (FCNR). This account is similar to the NRE account except that the funds are held in foreign currencies and can be maintained in Pound Sterling,U.S. Dollar, Euro and Japanese Yen. FCNR accounts can be maintained only in the form of term deposits, i.e. a deposit kept for fixed periods ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

How do NRE, NRO and NRSR accounts differ?
Balances held in NRE accounts can be repatriated abroad freely, whereas funds in NRSR and NRO account cannot be normally remitted abroad but have to be used only for local payments in rupees. Consequently, funds remitted from abroad or local funds which can otherwise be remitted abroad to the accountholder can only be credited to NRE accounts.


Lalit Nambiar Watch the interview of Lalit Nambiar, EVP - Fund Manager Head of Research at UTI MF with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra of CNBC-TV18, where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:26:46 +0530


Here#39;s a fundamental view on the market from Chandresh Kumar Nigam Watch the interview of Chandresh Kumar Nigam, MD CEO of Axis Mutual Fund with Sonia Shenoy and Ekta Batra of CNBC-TV18, where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:03 +0530


Leo Puri 2017 has been a blockbuster year for mutual funds. We have seen a lot of inflows and liquidity. CNBC-TV18#39;s Kevin Lee caught up with Leo Puri, MD of UTI MF and asked him about his outlook for the coming year and for the industry going ahead.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:21:50 +0530


Digital, disruptive tech to enhance reach in fin services industry: Reliance MF CEO Demonetization, digital India gave a positive push to financial services sector and will continue to aid the sector, said Sundeep Sikka, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Mutual Fund.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:33:12 +0530


Anand Shah Watch the interview of Anand Shah, Deputy CEO Head of Investments, BNP Paribas MF with Prashant Nair and Sonia Shenoy of CNBC-TV18, where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:26:18 +0530


Kaustubh Belapurkar Looking at the average credit rating exposure of the industry, we observe that the exposure to ‘A and below’ rated securities saw a steady increase up till the end of 2015, when the Amtek Auto incident occurred.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:57:56 +0530


Nimesh Shah ICICI Prudential is cautioning investors as the market is expensive. “We ask people to be careful because it is not 2013 market. It is slightly expensive market so people need to be conscious,” Nimesh Shah, MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential said.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:57:32 +0530


Srinivas Rao Ravuri HDFC Mutual Fund has come out with HDFC Housing Opportunities Fund that focuses on the housing theme and the multiple opportunities it offers in various sectors including paints, cement, electrical and so on.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:32:20 +0530


S Krishna Kumar In such an environment, experts such as S Krishna Kumar, CIO-Equity, Sundaram Mutual Fund look to rejig portfolios toward s better opportunities.
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:12:25 +0530


Valuations are not cheap, but not expensive either: Manulife Asset Management We expect that trend to strengthen going forward, Rana Gupta, Managing Director, Indian Equities of Manulife Asset Management said.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:50:44 +0530


Juzer Gabajiwala The SWP enables investors to withdraw a specified amount regularly, thus addressing two shortcomings of the dividend option viz., quantum and timing.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:10:09 +0530


Coffee Can Portfolio: Here#39;s all you need to know Watch the interview of Rakshit Ranjan, Coffee Can Portfolio Manager of Ambit Asset Management with Ekta Batra and Prashant Nair of CNBC-TV18, where he shared what the Coffee Can Portfolio is all about.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:15:58 +0530


Confused about which fund to invest in? Mutual funds just got easy All mutual fund schemes within a fund house will need to be appropriately distinct from each other in terms of strategy, asset allocation, etc.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:45:27 +0530


Sunil Subramaniam Watch the interview of Sunil Subramaniam, CEO at Sundaram Mutual Fund with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra on CNBC-TV18, in which he shared his readings and outlook on market and specific stocks.
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:05:50 +0530


ICICI Securities files IPO papers with SEBI, to offer up to 6.4 crore shares Earlier this year, ICICI Bank had diluted part of its holding in ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company#39;s IPO.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:55:03 +0530


Future Supply Chain Solutions to make Dalal Street debut on Monday The public issue of the logistics arm of Future Group was subscribed 7.56 times during December 6-8, 2017.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:11:23 +0530


Astron Paper and Board Mill IPO opens for subscription, to raise Rs 70 cr With 1,40,00,000 equity shares of face value of Rs 10 each, at the upper end of the price band, the firm could be looking to raise Rs 70 crore through the issue that will close on December 20, 2017.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:44:50 +0530


Shalby debuts at discount to issue price, falls 2% to Rs 243.80 on NSE In pre-opening trade, the stock settled at Rs 239.70 against IPO price of Rs 248.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:12:22 +0530


Shalby to list shares on December 15 The IPO, which opened for subscription from December 5-7, was subscribed 2.8 times at a price band of Rs 245-248 per share.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:25:23 +0530


Multispeciality hospital chain Shalby to debut on bourses on December 15 The Rs 504-crore initial public offer was oversubscribed 2.82 times during November 5-7, 2017.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:08:38 +0530


Sandhar Technologies files draft papers for Rs 300-cr IPO The IPO comprises a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 300 crore and an offer for sale of 80 lakh scrips by GTI Capital Beta Pvt Ltd, according to the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) filed with Sebi.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:46:18 +0530


Astron Paper and Board Mill IPO to open on Dec 15; to raise Rs 70 crore The issue will open on December 15, 2017 and will close on December 20, 2017. The company has set a price band of Rs 45-50 per equity share for the same.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:30:37 +0530


Shalby IPO subscribed fully; issue closes today The IPO, which aims to raise Rs 504 crore, received bids for 1,57,11,900 shares against the total issue size of 1,45,21,686 shares - a subscription of 1.08 per cent - data available with NSE till 11.30 am showed.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:10:16 +0530


Best yet to come for the logistics industry: Future Group Future Group#39;s logistics arm Future Supply Chain solutions initial public offering (IPO) opens. The company plans to raise Rs 650 crores via the public offer. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Sanjay Jain, Group CFO of Future Group spoke about the latest happenings in his company and sector.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:27:48 +0530


Subscribe to Future supply chain solutions : HEM Securities HEM Securities has come out with its report on Future supply chain solutions IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on December 06, 2017.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:09:13 +0530


Future Supply Chain IPO opens today. Here’s what brokerages are saying about it The Rs 650-crore initial public offer of Future Supply Chain Solutions is set to open for subscription on Wednesday, with a price band of Rs 660-664 per share.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:57:19 +0530


Future Supply Chain Solutions IPO to open on December 6; 10 things to know before investing Future Supply said revenue earned from services related to contract logistics, express logistics and temperature-controlled logistics represented 69.8 percent, 21.7 percent and 6.2 percent of revenue from operations in fiscal 2017, respectively
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:01:16 +0530


Vikram Shah The large part of the IPO proceeds will be used to pare debt and some for improvisation of facilities and buying equipment, said Vikram Shah, Chairman and MD, Shalby Hospitals.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:26:21 +0530


Subscribe to Shalby IPO: SPA Research SPA Research has come out with its report on Shalby Company IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on December 04, 2017.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:52:40 +0530