International Capital Markets

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International Capital Market
Chapter Index
Global Depository Receipts American Depository Receipts External Commercial Borrowings Debt Indian Depository Receipts

The international capital market is a huge source of capital. At a time when the Indian economy is gearing up to meet the challenges of being an open economy, it assumes of greater significance. Up to 1991, Indian companies were not allowed to raise capital from overseas capital market. For their foreign exchange requirements, they had to depend on government financial institutions, foreign banks, international development agencies etc. By the middle of 1991, the process of liberalization of Indian economy was set in motion by the government and now the Indian Corporate is allowed to issue equity or bonds in overseas capital market. The term ‘Euro Issue’ denotes that the issue is made abroad through foreign currency denominated securities and the securities are listed on any overseas stock exchange. The Indian companies get their issues listed on LUXEMBOURG stock exchange. Subscription for such securities can come from any part of world, except India. Companies making Euro Issue can issue depositary receipts, foreign currency convertible bonds or pure debt bonds. Pure debt is not preferred by the investors for two reasons: (i) No Capital appreciation, and (ii) low credit rating of India by various international agencies. Depository receipts and foreign currency convertible bonds are more popular among the investors. Depository receipts are of two types: (i) Global depository receipt and (ii) American depository receipt.


Q. No.1 : Write a note on Global Depository receipts. (May 1996, May, 2003, 2008) May 2004 Nov. 2008) Answer A GDR is negotiable certificate that represents…...

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