- Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) has barred National Stock Exchange(NSE) from raising money on securities markets for six months and has also fined NSE Rs 1000 crore under NSE co-location scam.
- Under the NSE co-location facility,trading members can place their servers in the exchange’s data centre,where they get faster access to the price feed,helping in swift execution of trades.The NSE’s co-location facility provides access to brokers for a cost.Greater access means brokers can execute trades faster.
- The NSE co-location scam relates to possible market manipulation at the National Stock Exchange by some members of the exchange by front running other members by getting access to market price information earlier than others.
- Front-running is when a broker or any other entity enters into a trade because they have the foreknowledge of a big non-publicized transaction that will influence the price of the asset,resulting in a likely financial gain for the broker.
- The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) is the leading stock exchange of India,located in Mumbai.The NSE was established in 1992 as the first demutualized electronic exchange in the country.
- NSE was the first exchange in the country to provide a modern,fully automated screen-based electronic trading system which offered easy trading facility to the investors spread across the length and breadth of the country.
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