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Dubai Mercantile Exchange signs MoU with BSE to explore cooperation on India’s commodity derivatives market
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dubai, UAE, x October, 2018 – Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), the premier international energy futures and commodities exchange in the Middle East, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BSE, India’s premier exchange and the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a speed of 6 microseconds, to explore ways in maximizing the potential of the commodities market in India.

The strategic partnership, which comes on the heels of BSE’s launch of its commodities derivatives trading platform on October 1, will help create a resourceful commodities derivatives market to facilitate tremendous growth in the country’s energy sector.

Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Raid Al-Salami, Head of DME, said: “As the world's fastest-growing major economy, India offers seamless opportunities across industries, particularly in the energy sector. With its growing needs for energy imports, the country has become a key focus market for global industry players, and our collaboration with BSE will enable us to tap into the country’s thriving energy market. We will leverage our expertise in facilitating energy futures and commodities trading to enable BSE to further promote its new trading platform for commodities derivates and better serve the needs and interests of the domestic derivatives market.”

On his part, Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE, said: “At BSE, we have always focused on identifying and creating new business opportunities that will contribute to the development of the nation. We believe that it is important to build mutually beneficial relationships in the journey of shared goals. With the fundamental objective of evolving the commodity derivatives market, we are pleased to associate with DME in this endeavor that will immensely help all stakeholders.”