Exploring India – 6th Edition

A guide for accessing the Indian market

The Indian economy continues to offer an attractive investment proposition with tremendous opportunities. The government of India has undertaken various key reforms and has liberalized the regulations in various sectors of the economy to improve the ease of doing business.

The capital markets are always seen as a reflection of the economic health and growth of a country. Keeping pace with economic growth, the Indian capital markets have covered a long journey from the days of trading under a banyan tree to embracing the most-advanced technology in the field. Today, the Indian capital markets truly reflect one of the fastest growing economy in the world.

Recent changes by regulators like the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introducing the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Regulation 2019 and overall changes for FPI and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) investment in India has brought the ease of investment in India capital markets.

As the market regulator in India, SEBI has taken several measures to increase the level of corporate governance, reporting and strict compliance of laws in the capital markets. There has been adoption of legislation that curbs malpractices and frauds in the system, which are being implemented seriously. Overall, sound governance, strong regulatory set up and compliance standards have placed Indian capital markets at par with international standards.

Our guide explains the opportunities and challenges of the Indian capital markets and highlights the recent regulatory updates, along with a synopsis of the current status of the Indian investment market.