Forex market also known as foreign exchange is a new concept for India. It is a place where various currencies are traded. Foreign exchange or forex means a market place where one currency is traded for another. The major players of this market are banks, financial institution, large companies, financial brokers and individuals. In the recent years forex trading has gained tremendous popularity. These are unique by its large volume, extreme liquidity, 24 hour trading availability and various types of options available.
Forex market and India
Indian forex market is small when compared with other developed countries but with the multinationals coming up and new government policies the path of expansion is on its new heights. The Indian government has now open up new ways to trade and regulated this market as well. India has shown great rise in its forex turnover in last three years. People now feel comfortable to trade in and exit from the market.
Indias share in world forex market has shown growth of 0.9% last year and will grow further. It is the fastest growth of any country. The growth rates of developed countries is much lower compared with developing countries.UK and US have shown the lowest change in contribution of foreign exchange. In India people are now more aware of the kinds of trading like derivative markets, options, swapping, hedging etc. The most important characteristic of forex is the impact on various currencies by the change in one currency rates. Any economic activity in world affects the forex market immediately.
Rules and Regulations
Indian forex market is regulated by FEMA that is foreign exchange management act 1999. It controls, regulates and manages the activities of forex market in India. All the queries, petitions come under this.
The factors which influence the forex market in India are government polices and rules, tax structure, inflation rates, RBI rates and interest rates, foreign trade policies, world bank interest rates and economic growth and health.
The three fold growth of forex trades in India has proved the upcoming power and will soon be called as a investment hub. The scope of forex market is very huge in India as it is in its initial stage. New developments are in row and very soon Indian market would emerge as a high potential foreign exchange market place.