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Nirmala Sitharaman launches INR-USD futures and options contracts on BSE, NSE; economic activity, employment to rise

Asian News International

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on Friday launched INR-USD futures and options contracts on the two international exchanges BSE's India INX and NSE's NSE-IFSC at GIFT International Financial Services Centre in Gandhinagar through video conference.

Over the last decade or so, a significant market share in financial services related to India has moved to other international financial centres.

Bringing this business to India is clearly beneficial in terms of economic activity and employment gains for India.

The launch of INR-USD contracts at the exchanges in GIFT-IFSC is a step in this direction.

This will be available 22 hours across all time zones for all global participants from GIFT IFSC, according to an official statement.

Given the world-class business environment and competitive tax regime at GIFT-IFSC, it is expected that trading of INR-USD contracts may bring volumes to India.

This would also bring larger global participation in India through IFSC and connect India's IFSC globally.

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