Currency future is a forex derivatives contract to buy or sell one currency against the other on a specified future date, at a price decided in the contract.
NSE has Started Forex futures trading from August 29th 2008. NSE is the first exchange in india to have obtained an in-principle approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) to set up currency derivative segment.
All the trades done at NSE are clearly settled and risk managed by National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCCL). NSCCL is set up as a separate and independent entity. Reserve Bank of India and SEBI jointly formed a Standing Technical Committee to evolve norms and oversee implementation of Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives.
In today's globalized and integrated business scenario, many entities are impacted by currency risk either directly or indirectly. Therefore, Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives market provides greater opportunity to hedge currency risk for different kind of participants. The various participants will, therefore, find the nationwide trading facility beneficial.
Below are current Forex Future/Currency future at National Stock Exchange of India (NSE):