ADB Asian Development Bank
ADRs American Depository Receipts
AIFIs All India Financial Institutions
ALBM Automated Lending and Borrowing Mechanism
ALBRS Automated Lending and Borrowing under Rolling Settlement
AMC Asset Management Company
AMFI Association of Mutual Funds in India
ASC Accounting Standards Committee
ASBA Applications Supported by Blocked Amount
ATM At-The-Money
ATSs Alternative trading system
B2B Business-to-Business
BIFR Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
BIS Bank for International Settlement
BLESS Borrowing and Lending Securities Scheme
BMC Base Minimum Capital
BSE The Stock Exchange, Mumbai
CBDT Central Board of Direct Taxes
CC Clearing Corporation
CCIL Clearing Corporation of India Limited
CDs Certificate of Deposits
CDSL Central Depository Services (India) Limited
CFM Carry Forward Margin
CFRS Carry Forward under Rolling Settlement
CH Clearing House
CIMC Collective Investment Management Company
CISs Collective Investment Schemes
CIVs Collective Investment Vehicles
CLF Collateralized Lending Facility
CM Clearing Member
CM Segment Capital Market Segment of NSE
CMIE Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
COSI Committee on Settlement Issues
COTI Committee of Trade Issues
CP Custodial Participant
CPs Commercial Papers
CRAs Credit Rating Agencies
CRISIL Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
CSD Collateral Security Deposit
CSE Calcutta Stock Exchange
DCA Department of Company Affairs
DDBs Deep Discount Bonds
DEA Department of Economic Affairs
DFIs Development Financial Institutions
DNS Deferred Net Settlement
DPs Depository Participants
DRR Debenture Redemption Reserve
DSCE Debt Securities Convertible into Equity
DVP Delivery versus Payment
ECB Euro Commercial Borrowings
ECNS Electronic communication Networks
EDGAR Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval
EDIFAR Electronic Data Information Filing and Retrieval
EFT Electronic Fund Transfer
ELSS Equity Linked Saving Schemes
EPS Earning Per Share
ETFs Exchange Traded Funds
F&O Futures and Options
FCCBs Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FDRs Foreign Deposit Receipts
FDs Fixed Deposits
FIBV International World Federation of Stock Exchanges
FIIs Foreign Institutional Investors
FIMMDA Fixed Income Money Markets and Derivatives Association
FIs Financial Institutions
FRAs Forward Rate Agreements
FVCIs Foreign Venture Capital Investors
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GDRs Global Deposit Receipts
GDS Gross Domestic Savings
GNP Gross National Product
GOI Government of India
G-Sec Government Securities
I-BEX ICICI Securities Bond Index
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAI Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICDR Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements
ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited.
ICSE Inter-Connected Stock Exchange of India Limited
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
IFC International Finance Corporation
IFSD Interest Free Security Deposit
IIM Indian Institute of Management
IISL India Index Services and Products Limited
IOC Immediate or Cancel
IOSCO International Organization of Securities Commission
IPF Investor Protection Fund
IPO Initial Public Offer
IRDA Insurance Regulatory and Devevlopment Authority
IRS Interest Rate Swap
ISIN International Securities Identification Number
ISSA International Securities Services Association
IT Information Technology
ITM In-The-Money
LAF Liquidity Adjustment Facility
LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited
MCFS Modified Carry Forward System
MFs Mutual Funds
MFSS Mutual Fund Service System
MIBID Mumbai Inter-bank Bid Rate
MIBOR Mumbai Inter-bank Offer Rate
MMMF Money Market Mutual Fund
MNCs Multi National Companies
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MTM Mark-To-Market
NASDAQ National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System
NAV Net Asset Value
NBFCs Non-Banking Financial Companies
NCAER National Council for Applied Economic Research
NCDs Non-convertible Debentures
NCFM NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets
NDS Negotiated Dealing System
NEAT National Stock Exchange Automated Trading
NGOs Non Government Organizations
NIBIS NSE’s Internet-based Information System
NIC National Informatics Centre
NPAs Non Performing Assets
NRIs Non Resident Indians
NSCCL National Securities Clearing Corporation of India Limited
NSDL National Securities Depository Limited
OCBs Overseas Corporate Bodies
OECLOB Open Electronic Consolidated Limit Order Book
OIS Overnight Index Swaps
ORS Order Routing System
OTC Over the Counter
OTCEI Over the Counter Exchange of India Limited
OTM Out-of the-Money
P/E ratio Price Earning Ratio
PAN Permanent Account Number
PCM Professional Clearing Member
PDAI Primary Dealers Association of India
PDO Public Debt Office
PDs Primary Dealers
PRI Principal Return Index
PRISM Parallel Risk Management System
PSUs Public Sector Undertakings
PV Present Value
QIBs Qualified Institutional Buyers
RBI Reserve Bank of India
ROCs Registrar of Companies
RTGS Real time Gross Settlement
S&P Standard and Poor’s
SAT Securities Appellate Tribunal
SC(R)A Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956
SC(R)R Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957
SCMRD Society for Capital Market Research and Development
SDs Satellite Dealers
SEBI Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEC Securities Exchange Commission
SGF Settlement Guarantee Fund
SGL Subsidiary General Ledger
SGX-DT The Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited
SIPC Securities Investor Protection Corporation
SLR Statutory Liquidity Ratio
SPAN Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risks
SPV Special Purpose Vehicle
SROs Self Regulatory Organizations
SSS Securities Settlement System
STP Straight Through Processing
STRIPS Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities
SUS 99 Special Unit Scheme 99
T-Bills Treasury Bills
TDS Tax Deducted at Source
TM Trading Member
TRI Total Return Index
UTI Unit Trust of India
VAR Value at Risk
VCFs Venture Capital Funds
VCUs Venture Capital Undertakings
VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminal
WAN Wide Area Network
WAP Wireless Application Protocol
WDM Wholesale Debt Market Segment of NSE
YTM Yield to Maturity
ZCYC Zero Coupon Yield Curve