Published:  12:39 AM, 13 August 2017

MCX to launch gold options in September

India's Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) will launch the country's first gold options contract in September allowing even smaller players in the bullion industry an instrument to hedge their risk, a senior company official told Reuters. "Somewhere around end September we will launch gold options.

We have already conducted mock drills," Murgank Paranjape, managing director of MCX, said  on the sidelines of a conference.  The Securities and Exchange Board of India has approved the options contract, he said.  "For years the market has been waiting for options.

-Reuters, Panaji

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