SUFI, BSE sign MoU to allow trade in steel futures on Sensex

SUFI, BSE sign MoU to allow trade in steel futures on Sensex

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Mumbai, Aug 29 : Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), to enable trade in steel futures on the trading platform.

This MoU allows co -operation between two giants in order to launch steel futures on the Sensex. SUFI has achieved a remarkable success in a short span of time to bring various stakeholders of the steel industry on a common platform and is marching to achieve its objective - to achieve higher per capita consumption of steel and promoting growth and excellence in the industry, said Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE.

''We always take the participants along and only when they’re onboard are new contracts launched. The synergy between BSE and industry participants will help launch even newer products, adding more value that will extend the ecosystem. I look forward to a lasting and fruitful relationship between Steel Users Federation of India and BSE. The tie-up is a key step for moving forward, opening new avenues and opportunities for the growth of steel markets in India,'' Mr Chauhan further added.

BSE and SUFI will work towards enlisting steel futures in both long and flat segments. This will bring stability, risk aversion and a level playing field to one and all players.

Calling the MoU an iconic moment for the steel industry in India, Nikunj Turakhia, President of the Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI), hoped that the ensuing investment would enable the industry to scale greater heights. ''This move brings equal chances for everyone to invest in steel futures. This much-needed public participation will enable the sector to offer increased employment opportunities as well.'' (UNI)