Regulatory caution slows India derivatives market development

India is courting global cash but barriers remain to foreign participation in market

Go-slow: India's rule-makers dragging their heels

Regulators in India are performing a tough balancing act between allowing foreign capital to enter the country on the one hand and maintaining currency stability on the other. This juxtaposition is limiting growth of the derivatives market; now people are asking if more can be done to open up the sector.

There is widespread recognition that India needs a significant inflow of capital in order to meet the needs of its expanding economy. In its latest five-year plan, launched in 2012, the

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