|Consider the following statements
|1. Individuals, Trusts and non-profit making organisations are not eligible to raise External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs).
|2. ECB for investment in the real sector especially infrastructure sector in India is allowed under the Automatic Route. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Any money that has been borrowed from foreign sources for financing the commercial activities in India are called External Commercial Borrowings. The Government of India permits ECBs as a source of finance for Indian Corporates for expansion of existing capacity as well as for fresh investment. The ECBs are defined as money borrowed from foreign resources including the following: Commercial bank loans Buyers' credit and suppliers' credit Securitised instruments such as Floating Rate Notes and Fixed Rate Bonds etc. Credit from official export credit agencies and commercial borrowings from the private sector window of Multilateral Financial Institutions such as International Finance Corporation (Washington), ADB, AFIC, CDC, etc.
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