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Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017

NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 11th January, 2017

 No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2016-17/020.—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 31 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 read with sections 11 and 30 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, the Securities and Exchange Board of India hereby makes the following regulations to further amend the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012, namely:—

1. These regulations may be called the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017.

2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

3. In the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012,

(I) in regulation 17,-

(a) in sub-regulation (3), after the words “stock exchange”, for the symbol “.” the symbol “:” shall be substituted;

(b) after sub-regulation (3), the following shall be inserted,-

“Provided that, –

(i) a foreign stock exchange;

(ii) a foreign depository;

(iii) a foreign banking company;

(iv) an foreign insurance company; and

(v) a foreign commodity derivatives exchange,

may acquire or hold, either directly or indirectly, either individually or together with persons acting in concert, upto fifteen per cent. of the paid up equity share capital of a recognised stock exchange.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this proviso, the persons referred to in clauses (i) to (v) shall mean persons recognised/ incorporated outside India.”

(c) in sub-regulation (4), the proviso and Explanation shall be omitted.

U. K. SINHA, Chairman                                                                                                                                                       [ADVT.-III/4/Exty./375/16(69LB)] Footnote:

1. The Securities and Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012 were published in the Gazette of India on 20th June, 2012 vide F. No. LAD-NRO/GN/2012-13/07/13546.

2. The Securities and Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012 were subsequently amended –

(a) on 2nd September, 2013 by the Securities and Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) (Amendment) Regulations, 2013 vide No. LAD-NRO/GN/2013- 2014/14/21/6463.

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