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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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:05:04 +0530


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Fri, 11 Oct 2019 22:32:05 +0530


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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:43:37 +0530


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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 09:35:02 +0530


Mustafa Nadeem We believe the performance is very much concentrated for now with only a few stocks that are aiding the breadth and are having the momentum.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:08:20 +0530


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Mustafa Nadeem Mustafa Nadeem, CEO - Epic Research, gave an exclusive interview to Moneycontrol.
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:30:24 +0530


ICICI Securities sees Nifty at 13,400 in next one year; LT, NMDC among top 10 picks ICICI Securities, in a recent note, maintained its one-year target for the Nifty at 13,400, which translates into an upside of 20 percent from current levels.
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:43:22 +0530


#39;Market unlikely to fall below August lows; expect strong returns from private banks, paints stocks#39; Private banks will outperform market and will generate maximum returns, due to strong revenue growth along with stable NII#39;s (Net interest income).
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:14:47 +0530


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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:37:55 +0530


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Heads up! #39;Earning season for Q2FY20 unlikely to throw surprises#39; In the coming week, the market would be driven by global factors/events along with results season outcome in the near term
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HCL Technologies, Biocon among top buy ideas for the coming week The Nifty50 could find support around 11,050-10,800 levels and 11,250-11,400 zone is likely to act as a hurdle.
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 09:29:33 +0530


UBS sees Nifty at 12,300 by June 2020; overweight on financials, realty and oil  gas UBS sees the Nifty trading at 12,300 by June 2020 in best case scenario, which implies a gain of over 8 percent from October 3 close of 11,314.
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Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:22:20 +0530


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Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:30:47 +0530


Vishwaraj Sugar IPO subscribed 62% on second day of bidding VSL is an integrated sugar and other allied products manufacturing company operating from Belgaum District, Karnataka. The company operates a single location sugar unit having licensed crushing capacity of 11,000 tonnes crushed per day (TCD).
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Subscribe to IRCTC: Keynotes Financial Opiniery Keynotes Financial Opiniery has come out with its report on IRCTC. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 29, 2019
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Avoid Vishwaraj Sugar Industries: Choice Broking Choice Broking has come out with its report on Vishwaraj Sugar Industries. The research firm has recommended to "Avoid#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 30, 2019.
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#39;Subscribe to IRCTC IPO for listing as well as long-term gains#39; IRCTC enjoys a monopoly in many of the services it provides and is also a debt-free company, making it attractive to investors.
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 11:35:58 +0530


IRCTC IPO subscribed 3.25 times on Day 2, retail investors#39; support continues The company#39;s business model, strong earnings, big customer base and consistency in business segments has seen domestic as well as global brokerages give a subscribe call for the IPO.
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:46:54 +0530


Subscribe to IRCTC: Way2Wealth Way2Wealth has come out with its report on IRCTC. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 27, 2019
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Subscribe to IRCTC: Hem Securities Hem Securities has come out with its report on IRCTC. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 27, 2019
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Subscribe to IRCTC: Prabhudas Lilladher Prabhudas Lilladher has come out with its report on IRCTC. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 30, 2019
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:13:16 +0530


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Sun, 29 Sep 2019 17:39:07 +0530


Avoid Vishwaraj Sugar Industries: Hem Securities Hem Securities has come out with its report on Vishwaraj Sugar Industries. The research firm has recommended to "Avoid#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 26, 2019.
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:50:52 +0530


Subscribe to IRCTC: ICICI Direct ICICI Direct has come out with its report on IRCTC. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 27, 2019
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:09:19 +0530


Subscribe to IRCTC: Anand Rathi Anand Rathi has come out with its report on IRCTC. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 27, 2019
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:03:44 +0530


Subscribe to IRCTC: Cholamandalam Securities Cholamandalam Securities has come out with its report on IRCTC. The research firm has recommended to "Subscribe#39;#39; the IPO in its research report as on September 26, 2019
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