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Insider Trading: A White-Collar Crime and its Impact on Share Market

International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies

Volume 3 Issue 2

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: Sreekumar Ray | Author(s) Affiliation: Vice-Principal, Dept of Comm, The Bhawanipur Edu Society College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
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Abstract

Since inception, the growth of the Indian stock market has been constrained through unethical, illegal and self-actualized activities of swanky persons involved in different capacities in the market. The stock market was trying to retrieve itself from the devastating effect of Harshad Mehta share market scam, when within a gap of ten years it was once again pushed into the darkness of the dungeon by another demon-child of the country- Ketan Parekh. Corporations have been looted by the insider traders, diversifying internal information to an external in lieu of cash. Investigations in the majority cases have proved the involvement of the high ranking officers of the companies in the crime, sophistically referred to as white-collar crime. It has an adverse impact on the growth and sustainability of the share market. Under the light of the above issue, this paper endeavors to study the impact of such crime on the share market. It focuses on the mechanism behind the insider-trading, its impact on the share market and the regulators supervision on the issue. Finally, suggestions have been provided which will contribute towards the dream of every Indian-a fraud-free share market focusing towards the overall development of the country.

Keywords: White-Collar Crime, Insider Trading, Share Market, Unethical, SEBI Regulations

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