Commodity exchanges MCX, NCDEX and ICEX have reduced trade timings by 25 minutes for non-agricultural commodities to align with the US daylight saving times.
According to separate statements issued by the three exchanges, all commodities except agricultural items will be allowed to trade between 10.00 am and 11.30 pm from Monday to Friday.
At present, trading is on till 11.55 pm.
The change in trade timings will be effective from March 15 for all the three exchanges.
However, the timing for agro commodities stays unchanged between 10 am and 5 pm while on Saturdays all commodities will be traded between 10 am to 2 pm.
The daylight-saving time begins in the US this weekend and it makes the days seem longer and pave the way to spring and summer.
Source: NDTV Profit