Thursday, April 5, 2007

Financial Technologies sells 1% in Dubai commodity bourse for $12.5 mn

Indian IT company and MCX promoter Financial Technologies has sold a 1% stake in its Middle East-based venture, the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), to its partner, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC). The size of the deal is around $12.5 mn valuing the year-and-a-half old DGCX at $1.25 bn. Financial Technologies would now hold a 49% stake in DGCX.

DGCX is an electronic futures and options exchange which utilizes trading, clearing and settlement technology developed by Financial Technologies. The exchange lists futures contracts in gold, silver, currencies and fuel oil. It has recently announced the imminent launch of futures contracts in steel and options contracts on gold. DGCX has also foreshadowed the future listing of various agricultural, metal, and energy products.

Read the article in Business Standard.
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MCX may divest stake to Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

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