BSE and NSE Trading hours extended

Indian stock markets are set to wake up early. Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed both the BSE and NSE to extend the trade timing from the current 10-3.30 p.m to between 9 a.m and 3.30 p.m.

The move will extend nearly 2-1/2 hours of trading, if both the exchanges agree to extend the trade timing as per Sebi permission. This move is expected to give traders a better chance to react to global and corporate developments. Also the immediate impact will be an increase in volume which is now between Rs 80-85,000 crore.

Why this trading hour extension being sought by SEBI?

Average trading in developed market is around 7-8 hours whereas Indian markets' trading time is currently only 5.5 hours. Markets will have more time to react to international markets and domestic news flows.

Also the volumes in Singapore Exchange will shift back to Indian markets. Since the listing in Singapore, SGX Nifty is dictating the opening moves in Indian stock markets, which would be considerably reduced.


  1. It is a welcome move, as it is inline with international markets.

  2. its a good move by SEBI it is acceptable , but sebi should also refer to hike pay for the employees who r working in private brokerage firms and also they should plan for a lunch break for atleast 45 min

  3. If this will give them better time to react to global developments, then this is a perfect idea. Thank you for sharing the news.

  4. good ideas. Stock Markets are not easy and can be a challenge!