NRIs Ride High On Stocks and Real Estate

Indian Stock Market and Real Estate sector is attracting NRI attention in a huge way. Non-resident Indians are more and more tending towards investment in these two sectors. This is primarily due to the fact that India is growing at a faster pace than other countries and the equity market has outperformed those of developed nations.

NRIs know the potential of investments in India very well but find it difficult to execute a comprehensive plan. Most green card holders have not capitalized on the Indian growth story because of their poor evaluation of the market. NRIs rarely find time from their hectic professional life, they lack proper advice or find handling and monitoring investment transactions inconvenient, says Anand KS of Nile Financial Planners.

Another point of concern felt by NRIs is the transparency level on charges in various trading sites and other investment options. Remember to ask for details regarding time horizon of investment, risk and return before starting off and opening accounts.

To invest on a repatriable basis, the person must have an NRI or FCNR bank account in India. In this case, the net income or capital gains after tax is eligible for repatriation subject to regulatory guidelines. In the case of investment on a non-repatriation basis, only the net income the dividend arising out of investment is eligible for repatriation.

One Comment

  1. riathareja
    Posted March 31, 2008 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Returns from real estate investments in India have consistently performed well and even out performed the other investment options. However, easy home loan availability by financial institutions in India, NRI remittances and repatriation procedures has emerged as the best of all the available prospects for the NRIs looking forward to return to India.The policies set out by the government regarding property investment and repatriation, has made opportunities of investments in India even more favorable. Under the present relaxed conditions, Non-resident Indians (NRI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) can invest in property in India.

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