SGX to launch Indian derivatives despite legal move by NSE

By | May 26, 2018

Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) said it plans to list new India-related equity derivative products in June despite the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) applying for an interim injunction in a Mumbai court against their launch.

NSE’s legal move and SGX’s response intensify the spat between the two exchanges after India’s three main bourses unexpectedly announced in February they would stop licensing their indexes to foreign bourses from August.

SGX had responded by saying it would launch successor products to its flagship Indian equity derivative products in June.

SGX‘s shares fell 1.8 per cent in late morning trade on Tuesday. “Our new India equity derivative products are essential to enable institutional investors to maintain their current portfolio risk exposure to the Indian capital markets,” Michael Syn, head of derivatives at SGX, said in a statement.

SGX said it had full confidence in its legal position.

There was no immediate response from the NSE to Reuters queries sent outside normal office hours.

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