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NCDEX slashes transaction charges

Meanwhile, FMC has approved NCDEX to launch silverhedge contract after a successful goldhedge contract

Dilip Kumar Jha  |  Mumbai 

National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), India’s second largest commodity trading platform, has slashed transaction charges in non-deliverable commodities following approval to introduce “differential transaction charges” by the derivatives market regulator the Forward Commission (FMC).

With this effect, NCDEX will charge Rs 1.95 for every Rs 1 lakh of turnover in refined soya oil, soybean and castor seed etc. for brokers generating monthly average daily traded value (ADTV) of Rs 200 crore. Over and above of this slab, however, the transaction charges will be slashed further to Rs 1.30 for every Rs 1 lakh of turnover.

Similarly, traders generating ADTV upto Rs 50 crore in gold hedge, crude oil, crude palm oil, steel etc will have to pay Rs 0.40 per Rs 1 lakh of turnover. On the incremental monthly ADTV, a transaction fee of Re 0.30 for every 1 lakh of turnover will be charged. This would make it extremely cost effective for participants, NCDEX said in a statement.

“Every commodity is at a distinctly different stage in the maturity cycle and introducing these commodity specific transaction charges will help in making it cost effective to trade participants. At NCDEX, our mission is to make it easier for customers to do business with us. This move is a natural progression towards achieving this objective,” said Samir Shah, MD & CEO, NCDEX.

Earlier, transaction charges were levied based on brokers generating Rs 250 crore of ADTV at Rs 2.50 per Rs 1 lakh of turnover and Rs 0.65 per lakh of turnover on incremental business.

Meanwhile, FMC has approved NCDEX to launch silverhedge contract after a successful goldhedge contract. The silverhedge contract price will exclude, import duty and premium, therefore, reflecting the global price directly.

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First Published: Tue, February 18 2014. 20:12 IST