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RBI notifies relaxation on investor positions in ETCD market

PTI April 01, 2015 8:15 IST

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank has notified relaxation of investor positions in the exchange-traded currency derivatives (ETCD) market.

This follows an announcement made in the Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy in February.

The limit for domestic entities and Foreign Portfolio Investors to take foreign currency positions in the USD-INR pair on ETCD market has been increased to USD 15 million per exchange, the RBI said late this evening.

Additionally, there will be an aggregate limit of USD 5 million equivalent per exchange for EUR-INR, GBP-INR and JPY-INR pairs, it said.

The limit for domestic importers of goods and services to take hedging positions in ETCD markets has been doubled to 100

per cent of the higher of the average of their last three years' imports turnover or the previous year's turnover.

Documentation and other administrative requirements for hedging on the ETCD markets have also been rationalised, the RBI said.

It added that non-resident Indians may be allowed to participate in the ETCD markets in future based on this experience.