RBI Increases Market Trading Hours – Implemented Today | Check the new timetables according to the market
Trading in markets regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will commence from 9 a.m. from April 18, with the reinstatement of pre-pandemic trading hours.
Currently, markets open at 10 a.m.
The trading hours of various RBI-regulated markets were changed on April 7, 2020 following the coronavirus pandemic which had led to operational disruptions and high levels of health risks. Later, with the easing of operational constraints, trading hours were partially reinstated as of November 9, 2020.
From April 18, the trading hours of these markets will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the central bank said in a statement on Monday.
“With the substantial relaxation of restrictions on the movement of people and the operation of offices, it has now been decided to restore the opening time of the regulated financial markets to their pre-pandemic time of 9 a.m.,” indicates the press release.
RBI increases market trading hours
“The trading hours for various markets regulated by the Reserve Bank have been amended with effect from 7 April 2020 in view of the operational disruptions and high levels of health risks posed by COVID-19. Thereafter, with the reduction of constraints operational, trading hours have been partially reinstated as of 9 November 2020. With the substantial easing of restrictions on the movement of people and the operation of offices, it has now been decided to reinstate trading hours regulated financiers at their pre-pandemic time of 9:00 a.m.
“As a result, effective April 18, 2022, the trading hours for Reserve Bank-regulated markets would be as follows:
Call/advisory/term money; repurchase of government securities on the market; three-way repo of government securities; commercial paper and certificates of deposit; repo of corporate bonds; government securities (government securities, government development loans and treasury bills); Foreign currency (FCY)/Indian rupee (INR) transactions, including currency derivatives; and rupee interest rate derivatives. These markets are regulated by the central bank.
When announcing the fortnightly monetary policy on Friday, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that central bank-regulated markets would start trading from 9 a.m. from April 18.