BSE to unveil currency and interest rate derivatives in early December

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BSE to unveil currency and interest rate derivatives
As per the Reuters report, Bombay Stock Exchange beginning December will unveil currency derivatives together with interest rate derivatives. With it, Asia's foremost stock exchange BSE will become the fourth entity in India providing currency derivatives trading. Chief executive of the Stock Exchange Ashish Kumar Chauhan confirmed obtainment of all necessary approvals for the launch of these products.

Chauhan also confirmed inclusion of the 10-year interest rate futures contract announced by RBI in October on its platform. Also, highlighting on how the institution aims to increase the market share in the product segment at first, Chauhan added that BSE would charge no transaction cost for the first six months. And post this period, the stock exchange would charge a fee at par with its competitors of 40%.

The new currency and interest rate derivatives will be traded using the technology the entity acquired from Germany-based Deutsche Boerse. The technology would hasten the trading time to 200 microseconds from 10 milliseconds.

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