The Moscow Exchange (MOEX) announced this Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BSE (formerly the Bombay Stock Exchange) and India INX, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BSE Ltd, the first exchanges in India to enter into an MoU with the Russian exchange.
According to the statement released today, the ultimate aim of the MoU is to develop a greater understanding of each other’s markets, which will eventually lead to further collaboration between the exchanges, dubbed as the India-Russia Initiative.
Specifically, the exchange companies plan to connect the investor community and companies of both Russia and India, which will facilitate a capital formation platform on a larger scale, the statement said.
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Furthermore, the companies will conduct joint research to further explore the possibility of cooperating in other areas such as cross-listing derivative products, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), fixed income product cooperation and dual listings.
Commenting on the MoU, Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, Managing Director and CEO of BSE, said: “BSE, India Inx and MOEX are collaborating together to facilitate the development of channels of communication. We strongly believe together we would foster a continuing relationship for the benefit of the financial services industry in India and in Russia.”
As highlighted in the statement released today, the BSE, India INX and MOEX each feel that understanding each other’s markets is the premise for bi-lateral investment. They will use the initiative announced this Wednesday as a portal for professional intermediaries to share their experience in order to expand their client network, both within their country and abroad.
“Users of the India-Russia Initiative can have access to a community of professional intermediary networks to benefit their development and cross-border operation,” the statement said.