India-UK hold Financial Market dialogue via virtual mode

Source: PIB

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India and the United Kingdom(UK) held the inaugural meeting of the India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue virtually.

About India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue:

  • India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue was established at the 10th Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) in October 2020 to deepen bilateral ties in the financial sector.
  • The dialogue was led by Finance Ministry officials from India and treasury officials from the UK.
  • Focus of the dialogue: The primary focus of the dialogue was on four topics:
    • India’s flagship international financial centre: Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City);
    • banking and payments;
    • insurance and
    • capital markets.

About International Financial Service Centre(IFSC):

  • An IFSC caters to customers outside the jurisdiction of the domestic economy. Such centres deal with flows of finance, financial products and services across borders.
  • The Special Economic Zone(SEZ) Act, 2005 allows setting up an IFSC in an SEZ or as an SEZ after approval from the central government.
  • The first IFSC in India has been set up at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in Gandhinagar.
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