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Thursday, November 19, 1998

Stock Update Forex Update

New NPA provisioning norms for mutual funds on the cards
The committee set up to evolve guidelines to recognise non-performing assets (NPAs) in mutual funds is likely to submit its report to the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) within 4-6 weeks. The committee will also draft guidelines on provisioning of NPAs and their disclosures.

Stringent norms for buyback through SEs
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has laid down stringent norms for buyback of shares through the stock exchange route. The regulations are so stringent that the benefits of buying from the market may be difficult in practice.

RBI asks BSE to reduce settlement cycle for trading in gilts
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) to reduce the settlement-cycle for trading in government securities to five days. This is a necessary pre-condition for the clearance of BSE's application for trading in government dated securities.

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  Macquarie Bank sees record profits
  C&W Optus outperforms on debut
  Beer battle brews as Africa eyes Kenya
  Asian diesel prices headed for 12-year low
  Bangladesh fish exports seen rising
  Mongolia renegotiates copper contracts
  Australia wool exporters welcome closure
  Market Round-Up
  Sanctions-hit Silicon Graphics eyes service-providers market
  Banks told to do homework before credit-cards sanctions
  BoB seeks to deploy FCNR funds in overseas paper
  Magama Leasing put under rating watch
  Shalimar Wires debt issue may sail through
  Major Asian bourses rally on US rate cut
  ISE likely to go live onDecember 10
  LML rides high on patch-up rumour
  Verma panel on futures submits report to SEBI
  Keen contest likely for directors' post at BgSE
  Market Briefing
  Market on a steady move upwards
  Book profit in Ciba Specialty
  Precious metals rule firm; wheat declines
  Software stocks hog limelight, FIIs remain net sellers
  Financial Briefing

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