Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), National Commodity &
Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) and the Indian Commodity Exchange
Limited (ICEX) will extend their trading hours for agricultural commodities by
an hour on either end, effective from December 31.
The new trading platform will be open between 9 am to 6 pm, from the existing timings of 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
extension is being put into force a month after the market regulator Securities
and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) allowed the commodity exchanges to expand
the timings in the midst of protests from physical traders that the extended
time would increase their costs that would not be paid off by the revenues.