India - Regulation - Gathering steam

Special Report

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India is certainly a friendly place, but bankers would argue that the country's regulators are not so welcoming to those wanting to trade derivatives. Regulatory reform of the derivatives market has been delayed by legal issues, notably the Indian Contract Act of 1872, under which over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions are, in theory, illegal.

Exchange-traded derivatives have been legal since 1999, and India has had a commodity futures market since 1953. The value of stock futures tr

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