Securities and Exchange Board of India
PR No. 16/2020
SEBI statement on market movement
Over the last few days the Indian Stock Market has been moving in tandem with other global markets owing to concerns relating to COVID-19 pandemic, resultant fear of economic slowdown, recent fall in global crude prices, etc. As can be seen from the following table giving a comparative market movement of global indices, it indicates that the fall in the Indian indices has been significantly lower than the stock market in other countries. Movement of major global indices are tabulated below:
|Region||Index||Closing Index Value as on 12/03/2020||Closing
|United Kingdom||FTSE 100||5,237.50||7,286.01||-28.12%|
|Hong Kong||Hang Seng||24,309.07||26,312.63||-7.61%|
SEBI and Stock Exchanges have a robust risk management framework in place which automatically gets triggered in response to movements in the indices (BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty) as well as individual stocks both in cash and derivatives market. Some of these measures include:
The positions of margin payments, margin utilization, adequacy of collaterals (securities deposited by the brokers with the clearing corporations) and the pay-in’s obligations being met by the clearing members (brokers) are being continuously monitored. Similarly, the settlement and clearance of trades are also being constantly monitored.
SEBI and Stock Exchanges are prepared to take suitable actions as may be required.
March 13, 2020