The National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) have decided to extend the timing of trading from 9 a.m. with effect from Friday.

On NSE, normal market, retails debt market and limited physical market will open at 9 a.m.

The block trade session shall be available from 9 am to 9.35 am. On the futures & options segment, normal market / exercise market open at 9 a.m. and the normal market close time would remain unchanged at 3.30 p.m.

The Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday stated that it would change the trading time with effect from Friday and trading would commence from 9.45 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. instead of 9.55 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the equity and equity derivatives segments on all business days.

However, BSE stated that there will not be any change in timings of any other session in both the segments and the block deal window timings in the equity segment of the exchange will remain the same.

But on Wednesday BSE came out with a statement that it has been decided that the block deal window in the equity segment would be available from 9.45 a.m. to 10.20 a.m., with effect from Friday. However late on Wednesday evening — after the announcement of NSE — BSE officials confirmed that it too would start trading from 9 a.m.

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