Wednesday, March 21, 2007

SEBI eases listing agreement for debenture issues

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) today has relaxed listing agreement for debentures. It has allowed companies issuing debentures on private placement, to submit their unaudited half-yearly results to the stock exchanges, instead of quarterly basis.

The regulator seems to be easing the guidelines with an objective to encourage more companies to tap the debenture market, which has been lying low for some time now. With the amendment, the debenture issuer companies would now be submitting unaudited half yearly results instead of unaudited quarterly results.

However, the half-yearly accounts would be subject to a limited review, which has to be done by the statutory auditors of the company. The SEBI has also made changes to the format which is to be used for reporting of the limited review.

Read the article in Business Standard.

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