New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) RBI – Regulated market timing has declared that, starting today, the trading schedules of central bank controlled markets would be restored to pre-pandemic levels (April 18).
Beginning April 18, trading in RBI-regulated markets timing will begin at 9 a.m. For a long time, the markets were open at 10 a.m.
On April 7, 2020, the trading hours for various RBI-regulated markets were changed as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, which caused operational difficulties and elevated health risks. As operational restrictions eased, the trading hours were partially restored beginning November 9, 2020.
“With the major relaxation of limitations on people’s movement and office functioning, it has now been agreed to restore the opening time for regulated financial markets to its pre-pandemic timing of 9 a.m.,” according to an RBI statement.
The following markets’ trading hours will be 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. beginning April 18.
- Market repo in government securities; call/notice/term money
- Commercial paper and certificates of deposit – Tri-party repo in government securities
- Corporate bond repurchase agreements – Government securities (central government securities, state development loans and treasury bills)
- Rupee interest rate derivatives – Foreign Currency (FCY)/Indian Rupee (INR) trading, including forex derivatives
The central bank regulates the markets mentioned above.