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August 13, 2008

Indian bourse NSE introduces F&O Trading in 39 new stocks

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MUMBAI, Aug 13, 2008 The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday said it has introduced Futures and Options (F&O) contracts in 39 additional stocks, including ABG Shipyard, Akruti City, TV-18 India and PTC India, with effect from August 21.

Pursuant to the approval from market regulator SEBI, NSE has made available 39 additional securities for trading in F&O, a NSE circular said.

Securities in which F&O trading has been made available include -- Reliance Industrial Infrastructure, Asian Paints, Balaji Telefilms, Container Corporation of India, Deccan Chronicle Holdings, Dish TV India, Mercator Lines, Monnet Ispat, MRF Ltd, KS Oils and UTV Software Communications.

The circular further said that the details of market lot and list of contracts being made available for trading in the above securities would be informed to members separately through a circular on August 20.

The National Stock Exchange had commenced trading in derivatives with the launch of index futures on June 12, 2000. The futures contracts are based on the benchmark S&P CNX Nifty Index.

Besides, futures on individual securities were introduced on November 9, 2001. At present, Futures and Options are available on 228 individual securities stipulated by SEBI.