Asia’s oldest bourse BSE has decided to snap ties with S&P Dow Jones, which manages and operates benchmark Sensex, and plans to develop indices through its own in-house development team, exchange’s officials said.
“Basically, we had done this tie-up five years back, but the joint venture could not do much in terms of expanding in the foreign jurisdiction, the usage of the indexes and all,” BSE Managing Director and Chief Executive Ashishkumar Chauhan told investors in a conference call.
“And that is why we have decided to not renew it, but overall the impact on profits or on the revenues will be minuscule,” he added.
S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the world’s largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research.
BSE is Asia’s oldest stock exchange and home to the iconic Sensex index – a leading indicator of Indian equity market performance.
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