DGCX volumes up 51pc in November
Dubai, December 10, 2013
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has registered a 51 per cent increase in its year-to-date volumes in November which surged to over 12.9 million contracts.
Leading the volumes surge was the currency sector, which registered a year-to-date rise of 55 per cent. In November, the exchange accounted for 40 per cent of the total value of the INR futures traded globally on exchange, the highest market share of any exchange.
The exchange’s flagship product also saw a 6 per cent month-on-month and a 43 per cent year-to-date increase in volumes. Japanese Yen futures also showed a substantial year-to-date rise of 61 per cent to reach 16,840 contracts.
Sensex futures continued its robust growth since its launch earlier this year, hitting its second highest monthly value of $178 million in November with 8,591 contracts.
According to DGCX, the silver was the key performer among precious metals with year-to-date volumes rising 37 per cent in November, to aggregate 14,939 contracts.
On the volumes growth, CEO Gary Anderson said, "With the heightened volatility seen in Emerging Market economies, it is critical that the Middle East’s business community has access to secure exchange-traded contracts to manage currency and commodity risk. This is particularly critical for regional businesses that have strong trade and investment links with large emerging markets."
"The continued volume growth of Indian Rupee futures and Sensex futures is testimony to the risk management and investment benefits our Emerging Markets (EM) products offer to a range of institutions. We continue to engage with regional and international markets to explore new Emerging Market products, and are well positioned to develop a strong offshore trading platform for such contracts,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service