No plans to curb FII inflows: FM

No plans to curb FII inflows: FM

Pranab Mukherjee addressing ‘Emerging Global Architecture’ at Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington. PTI

“I do not consider that that situation (need to curb foreign fund flows) has arisen,” Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters here when asked about a media report in this regard.

Foreign institutional investors have pumped in a record $21 billion (Rs 96,000 crore) so far this year and Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn has said the central bank could intervene in forex markets if the capital surge leads to any disruptions. “As far as Foreign Institutional Investment and FDI to India are concerned, I do not consider that it is going to be too volatile in the present situation,” Mukherjee said.

“But definitely, it is the responsibility of the central bank of any country to watch the situation and as and when it is necessary to intervene appropriately.”

Mukherjee said India is exploring new ideas in financial regulation that protect the vulnerable but allow markets to flourish.

“There is a lot that can be learnt from the best practices in one part of the world to guide policy response in the other,” he said.

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