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    Sebi tightens disclosure norms on loan defaults

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    ​ Sebi also extended the BRR requirement to top 1,000 companies, from 500 currently.

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    Markets regulator Sebi on Wednesday approved stricter disclosure norms for listed companies on loan defaults and revised its regulations for portfolio managers as well as for rights issue of shares.

    Sebi also extended the Business Responsibility Report (BRR) requirement to top 1,000 companies, from 500 currently.

    In case of default in repayment of principle or interest on loans beyond 30 days, listed companies will have to disclose "fact of such a default" within 24 hours, the regulator said after its board meeting here.

    In another decision taken at the meeting, Sebi would revise the norms for issuance of shares on right basis to existing shareholders. The timeline would be reduced from 55 days currently to 31 days.

    Besides, the watchdog would amend the norms for portfolio managers wherein net worth and minimum investment requirements would be raised for such entities.
    About the new disclosure requirements on loan defaults, Sebi Chairman Ajay Tyagi said the objective is to "get more openness to help investors".
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Tinku A344 days ago
    Too little too late. A complete revamp of corrupt SEBI management is required.
    Sandesh Saboo344 days ago
    much of the problem is with pramoters pledging shares and defaulting.
    The financiers sell the pramoter stake in the market.
    disclosure shall extend to pramoters default too.
    SAURABH KUMAR344 days ago
    Why not extend it to all listed companies which are around 5000 in number...Why not go the distance rather than doing things piecemeally...
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