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Siddharth Zarabi

Siddharth Zarabi is Editor (Economic Policy) and Delhi Bureau Chief at CNBC-TV18.

Nov 29, 2013

Proposed law to regulate microfinance runs foul of state’s autonomy concerns

The state of Andhra Pradesh, the epicenter of the micro-finance crisis of 2010, has rejected the proposed Micro-finance (Development & Regulation) Bill, 2011, terming parts of it as ultra-vires of the Constitution and violating the legislative competence of states. #Andhra Pradesh #Microfinance Bill #NewsTracker #RBI #Yashwant Sinha

Nov 28, 2013

‘Jignesh Shah will not be able to come back to MCX-SX’

MCX-SX suffered a major loss of investor consequence due to the scandal at NSEL. #GK Pillai #Investing #Jignesh Shah #MCX-SX #NSEL #SEBI #TheySaidIt

Nov 8, 2013

CCI to consider Jet-Etihad deal on 11 Nov only after AI’s opinion

India’s competition regulator will take up the Jet-Etihad deal for approval next Monday, by when it would have received the opinion of Air India on the proposed deal. #air india #Business #CCI #Competition Commission of India #Jet-Etihad Deal #NewsTracker

Oct 25, 2013

RBI casts shadow over proposed Micro Finance Bill, questions Centre’s power

Three years after the micro-finance crisis in several states, the country is nowhere near a new law to regulate malpractices in micro-lending. #India #Lok Sabha #Micro finance #Micro Finance Institutions Bill #Pranab Mukherjee #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Yashwant Sinha

Oct 25, 2013

NSEL top brass faces legal heat, asset seizures by ED in 180 days

NSEL brass to face full might of Indian criminal law, dozens of charges ?to be filed; asset seizures by ED in 180 days. #Investing #Mumbai Police #NSEL #SEBI #ThisisNext

Oct 22, 2013

Reliance Jio gets unified licence; can offer pan-India voice, data services

The department of telecom has granted unified licence to Reliance Jio Infocomm, which will enable the company to offer all kinds of services such as voice, data and national and international long distance services. #4G data #Bharti Airtel #CompanyWatch #Reliance Industries #Reliance Jio Infocomm #telecom

Oct 22, 2013

NSEL scam: Tax sleuths go after investors; summons thousands of assessees

Some of the queries indicate that the taxman is attempting to discover and probe the whether investors had disclosed the income made from such trades. #Code of Civil Procedure #HowThisWorks #Investing #NSEL #Tax

Oct 21, 2013

DoT finalises M&A guidelines; formal announcement shortly

The government is close to approving a new merger and acquisition (M&A) policy for Indian telecom service providers that proposes to allow arrangements or amalgamations that would have a market share of up to 50 per cent. #DoT #Mergers and acquisitions #NewsTracker

Sep 27, 2013

New bank licences: RBI’s ‘fit’ criteria ambiguous, says Yashwant Sinha panel

Yashwant Sinha panel wants minimum capital to be doubled to Rs 1000 Cr; terms existing fit and proper criteria as subjective. #new bank licences #NewsTracker #RBI #Standing Committee of Parliament #Yashwant Sinha

Sep 9, 2013

Rahul Khullar in mea culpa mode over high spectrum pricing

Rahul Khullar admits the regulator got influenced by the country getting carried with navel gazing #Rahul Khullar #spectrum #SpectrumPricing #TRAI