BRICS Bourses Start Cross-Listing Derivative Indices-continued

BRICS nations start cross-listing emerging market derivatives indices but success depends on liquidity
March 30, 2012--Looking to expand product offerings beyond home markets, five of the world's leading emerging market indices, have started to cross-list derivative indices from Friday.
Brazil’s IBOVESPA futures; Russia’s MICEX Index futures; Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index futures; and South Africa’s FTSE/JSE Top40 futures got listed on the BSE on Friday.

Part of the common linkage platform, the cross-listing however, could run into the same chicken-and-egg problem that has derailed similar efforts like liquidity.

The idea to give investors in one country exposure to another hot market in their local currency carries appeal, on paper at least

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Source: Business World

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