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SEBI may extend trading hours for derivatives market

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is looking to extend the trading hours for the derivatives market, according to a leading news daily. This move is aimed at enhancing the international competitiveness of the domestic market.
The market regulator was considering if trading in index futures could be kept open even after the cash market closes. The move will provide investors with a tool to price in news flow that come after market hours.
Currently, a lot of foreign investors use global platforms such as the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) which offer almost round-the-clock trading in some Indian contracts for trading or hedging their underlying exposure to Indian stocks.