BSE gets RBI nod for online bidding platform for SGBs

Posted on:06 Jun 2016 14:23:57
BSE gets RBI nod for online bidding platform for SGBs
06 June 2016 Current Affairs: BSE, Asia's oldest bourse, has received the Reserve Bank approval to start an online bidding platform for Sovereign Gold Bond scheme. 

SGBs - government securities denominated in grams of gold - offer an alternative to holding gold in physical form. 

The bond is issued by RBI on behalf of government and investors can apply for the bonds at the price as disseminated by RBI. 

Received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for acting as a receiving office for the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme .The exchange plans to offer an online bidding platform for collecting bids from members and their clients for the SGB issue. 

This bidding platform is part of the iBBS (Internet-based Book Building System) - exchange's existing web-based online bidding platform for IPO , Offer for Sale, offer to buy issues. 

The exchange shall communicate the go-live date of SGB bidding platform via separate circular.

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