Money Market

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The Indian money market is "a market for short-term and Long term funds with maturity ranging from overnight to one year and includes financial instruments that are deemed to be close substitutes of money."[1] It is diversified and has evolved through many stages, from the conventional platform of treasury bills and call money to commercial paper, certificates of deposit, repos, FRAs and IRS more recently. The Indian money market consists of diverse sub-markets, each dealing in a particular type of short-term credit. The money market fulfills the borrowing and investment requirements of providers and users of short-term funds, and balances the demand for and supply of short-term funds by providing an equilibrium mechanism. It also serves as a focal point for the Central Bank's intervention in the market.| -------------------------------------------------

Structure
The Indian money market consists of the unorganised sector: moneylenders, indigenous bankers, chit funds; organised sector: Reserve Bank of India,private banks, public sector banks, development banks and other Non Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) such as Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), Unit Trust of India (UTI), the International Finance Corporation, IDBI, and the co-operative sector. -------------------------------------------------

Instruments
Call money market
The call money market deals in short term finance repayable on demand, with a maturity period varying from one day to 14 days. S.K. Muranjan commented that call loans in India are provided to the bill market, rendered between banks, and given for the purpose of dealing in the bullion market and stock exchanges.[2] Commercial banks, both Indian and foreign, co-operative banks, Discount and Finance House of India Ltd.(DFHI), Securities trading corporation of India (STCI) participate as both lenders and borrowers and Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), Unit Trust of India(UTI),National Bank for Agriculture and Rural...
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