RBI allows banks to invest in REITs & InvITs

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed banks to invest in Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs), a move that will help revive the cash-starved infrastructure sector.

Banks are allowed to invest in equity-linked mutual funds, venture capital funds (VCFs) and equities to the extent of 20% of their Net Owned Fund (NOF). Detailed guidelines will be issued by May-end 2017, the RBI stated in its first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2017-18.

Takeaways from above News-
  • RBI has allowed banks to invest in REITs & InvITs
  • Real Estate Investment Trust is the full form of REITs
  • Infrastructure Investment Trusts is the full form InvITs
  • BP Kanungo has been recently appointed as the new Deputy Governor of RBI.

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Source- The Indian Express

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