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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.

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ADAG#39;s exit from Reliance Nippon AMC to allay investor fears, may trigger re-rating While a rightful discount to HDFC AMC is justified, RNAM is trading at a significant discount, which we think should now narrow following the change in parentage.
Fri, 24 May 2019 16:33:16 +0530


Equity MF inflows muted, but SIP inflows hit an all-time high in April Market reforms introduced by SEBI such as reduction of total expense ratio and introduction of direct plans have attracted retail investor
Thu, 09 May 2019 16:21:57 +0530


Reliance Nippon Life: Soft FY19 earnings, but ADAG stake sale may move the needle NULL
Thu, 02 May 2019 15:25:34 +0530


Bumper debut: Neogen Chemicals ends with 23% premium at Rs 264 At closing price, Neogen#39;s market capitalisation stood at 614.98 crore
Wed, 08 May 2019 16:45:39 +0530


Strong listing: Neogen Chemicals debuts with 17% premium at Rs 251 Thanks to the heavy buying, the stock was locked at 5 percent upper circuit
Wed, 08 May 2019 10:06:54 +0530


Neogen Chemicals to list equity shares on May 8 The issue price is fixed at higher end of price band of Rs 212-215 per share.
Tue, 07 May 2019 20:56:37 +0530


Neogen Chemicals IPO subscribed 41 times on strong support from investors The reserved portion for qualified institutional buyers has seen subscription of 30.49 times and non-institutional investors 113.88 times while retail category oversubscribed 16.06 times so far.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:30:05 +0530


Neogen Chemicals IPO fully subscribed; retail subscription at 3.15 times The reserved portion for qualified institutional buyers was subscribed 95 percent and for non-institutional investors was 1.12 times while retail individual investors#39; category has seen subscription of 3.15 times.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:19:49 +0530


Subscribe to Neogen Chemicals: Mehta Equities Mehta Equities has come out with its report on Neogen Chemicals. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on April 25, 2019
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:43:16 +0530


Neogen Chemicals IPO opens today; should you subscribe? Anand Rathi said higher multiple is justified given the company’s ability to grow profitably and command better return ratios. Hence it recommended subscribing the issue
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:52:33 +0530


Neogen Chemicals IPO to open on April 24; here#39;s all you need to know Neogen Chemicals (NCL) is manufacturers of bromine-based, and lithium-based, specialty chemicals
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:58:18 +0530


Avoid Neogen Chemicals: Choice Broking Choice Broking has come out with its report on Neogen Chemicals. The research firm has recommended to "Avoid#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on April 22, 2019
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0530


Avoid Neogen Chemicals: Choice Broking Choice Broking has come out with its report on Neogen Chemicals. The research firm has recommended to "Avoid#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on April 22, 2019
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0530


Bumper Listing: Polycab India debuts with 18% premium at Rs 638 The Rs 1,345-crore public issue saw a massive subscription of 51.96 times during April 5-9, 2019
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:00:50 +0530