The Indian Financial System: Markets, Institutions and Services is a comprehensive reference book about the financial system. This book is meant for students, professionals, and academicians. It seeks to help the readers hold their own in the modern business scenario. The book is divided into five units. The first unit introduces the economy and the financial system. The second unit covers various concepts of financial markets such as the capital market, the derivatives market, and the debt market. Unit III discusses financial institutions and topics like insurance and mutual funds. The fourth unit focuses on concepts like investment banking, credit rating, housing finance, and micro-finance. The fifth and final chapter discusses financial regulation. Four new chapters, several case studies, chapter summaries, multiple choice questions, and review questions are some of the highlights of this edition. This edition, the third edition, also introduces new concepts like foreign currency exchangeable bonds, auction-based building method, and anchor investors. The content reflects changes in the financial system up to July 2010.