ArchiveDecember 2014

New Delisting Regulations – tougher rather than easier

New regulations on delisting have been approved by SEBI.  I wrote a column on December 1, 2014 (print edition) of the Business Standard, on how a new element of requiring at least 25% of the public shareholders as of a certain date to have participated in selling their shares, would nudge toward counter-productive outcomes.  I have pasted the copy below. Earlier, Umakanth had commented...

SEBI’s Proposal for a Dividend Policy

Last week, media reports indicated that SEBI is considering imposing a requirement on listed companies to come out with a dividend policy that will compel (or at least nudge) profitable cash-rich companies to distribute their profits to shareholders. The introduction of more stringent requirements on companies to state their dividend policies will introduce a great deal of transparency on this...

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