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BSE, NSE to launch new IRF contracts offering 7.17% yield on govt bonds

An IRF is a contract between a buyer and a seller agreeing to the future delivery of any interest-bearing asset

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Leading Exchanges and will launch new (IRF) contracts offering 7.17 per cent yield on government bonds, from tomorrow.

The 10-year-benchmark bonds would mature on January 8, 2028, and said in separate circulars.

An IRF is a contract between a buyer and a seller agreeing to the future delivery of any interest-bearing asset such as

The cash-settled provide market participants with an option to hedge risks arising from fluctuations in interest rates, which depend on various factors, including the RBI policy, demand for liquidity and flow of overseas funds.

"Interest rates futures contracts based on 7.17 per cent government bonds, maturing on January 8, 2028 will be made available for trading with effect today, " the circulars from the exchanges said.

Banks, primary dealers, mutual funds, insurers, FIIs, corporates and brokers, as well as retail investors trade in this product.

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:54 IST
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