Bonds, derivatives, online trading set for DSE

27/02/2013 21:03

The DSE announced bold expansion plans on 30.03.010 that could greatly increase its products and scope, and attract billions into Bangladesh’s cash-starved companies.

In a ground-breaking announcement, the newly-elected The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) president committed that online trading, bond trading, a derivatives market and equity trading will be introduced by September. The DSE will be in line with international standards.An expanded DSE would greatly enhance the prestige and capital of the exchange, adding expectation for stocks to remain high for the foreseeable future.

The announcement elicited rare praise from market observers, who have been critical of recent regulatory moves. Definitely introducing the derivative markets is positive. Besides, market regulators need to catch up with the DSE’s expanding size and scope.