India allows start-ups to raise up to $3 million each via external commercial borrowing | Reuters

MUMBAI India has allowed start-ups to raise up to $3 million each in a fiscal year via the external commercial borrowings (ECB) route, the country's central bank said in a statement on Thursday.Overseas branches or subsidiaries of Indian banks will not be allowed to lend to start-ups via the ECB framework, the Reserve Bank of India statement (RBI) said.The RBI did not specify the maximum cost at which start-ups can raise money via ECB and said it will be mutually agreed between the borrower and the lender.

Typically, the central bank specifies the maximum cost for financial institutions to raise money via ECB.

(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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Updated Date: Oct 27, 2016 20:31 PM

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