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Seven changes the government must make to develop India's financial system

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Snakes & Ladders

Ajay Shah 

Ajay Shah

The big idea in the field of financial markets is that all trading is the same, regardless of the instrument being traded. The first policy step which reflects this understanding was the merger of Forward Markets Commission into Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), which took place in February 2015. This ought to yield numerous benefits for financial development. The pace of change, in harnessing the achievement of February 2015, is disappointing.

At heart, all financial instruments are alike. There is some traded security. There are orders to buy and sell. There is some mechanism ...

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First Published: Sun, April 17 2016. 21:50 IST
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