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What is the National Stock Exchange of India?

National Stock Exchange of India

Known as the NSE for short, it’s the main stock market in India. Based in Mumbai, it offers trading in corporate bonds and derivatives as well as equities.

Where have you heard about the National Stock Exchange of India?

India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, so analysts and investors keep a close eye on movement on the NSE to monitor growth in particular industries. The NSE has become a leader in creating software programs to help investors research and make transactions.

What you need to know about the National Stock Exchange of India.

Established in 1992, the NSE was primarily set up to bring transparency to the Indian markets. It has developed into one of the fastest electronic exchanges in the world, being able to handle 160,000 order messages per second. That’s not bad when you consider it was only able to handle two orders a second when trading first began.

The exchange’s flagship index, the Nifty 50, is widely used by investors in India and around the world as a barometer of the Indian market.

Find out more about the National Stock Exchange of India.

Read our definitions of the Nifty 50 index and MCX to learn more about the Indian markets.

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