RBI issues Clarifications on Hedging for External Commercial Borrowings

Posted on:08 Nov 2016 17:59:37

RBI issues Clarifications on Hedging for External Commercial Borrowings
08 November 2016 Current Affairs: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued the Clarifications on hedging for External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) on 7 November 2016.

The Clarifications were issued under section 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

Highlights of the Clarifications : Wherever hedging is mandated by RBI, the ECB borrower will be required to cover principal as well as coupon through financial hedges. The financial hedge for all exposures on account of ECB should start from the time of each such exposure.

A minimum tenor of one year of financial hedge will be required with periodic rollover duly ensuring that the exposure on account of ECB is not unhedged at any point during the currency of ECB.

Natural hedge, in lieu of financial hedge, will be considered only to the extent of offsetting projected cash flows in matching currency, net of all other projected outflows. For this purpose, an ECB may be considered naturally hedged if the offsetting exposure has the maturity within same accounting year.

The designated bank will have the responsibility of verifying that 100 percent hedging requirement is complied with. All other aspects of the ECB policy shall remain unchanged.


Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs May 2017

24 MAY
NEWS
23 MAY
NEWS
22 MAY
NEWS
20 MAY
NEWS

Current Affairs April 2017

29 APRIL
NEWS
28 APRIL
NEWS
27 APRIL
NEWS
26 APRIL
NEWS

Current Affairs March 2017

31 MARCH
NEWS
30 MARCH
NEWS
29 MARCH
NEWS
28 MARCH
NEWS