Sebi is yet to take a call on opening stock markets on Budget day, which falls on a Saturday, its chairman UK Sinha said today.
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"We have received some requests in this regard and we are examining that. Consultations are going on. So, have a little more patience. We will be guided by the precedents and regulation," Sinha said on the sidelines of an event organised by Sebi-promoted NISM at its upcoming campus at Patal Ganga near here.
Calling for developing more in-house market research talent, Sinha said the Sebi and our stock exchanges are sitting on a mount of very valuable data but all the analysis of such data is being done outside the country.
Explaining further, he said based on the market data generated here lots of research are taking place outside the country as there is no forum through which that research can be done here.
For instance, Sinha said: "We have no clue about the data analysis from high frequency trade. We do not know what are the trends and what are the learnings from these trends that are happening here, as there is nobody here who can analyse them."
So, all the inputs that we are getting from experience and research are done outside the country, he said, adding that there is a need to create a strong research at the National Institute of Securities Market and the research should be available to all.
Sinha also said Sebi has committed Rs 225 crore, out of its Rs 325-crore budget, for constructing a new campus for NISM at Patalganga near here.
On the call for extending the currency derivatives trading to 7.30 pm, Sinha said the matter is under discussion between the RBI, the Sebi and the Finance ministry. Sebi plays rather a smaller role in this.