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Market Pulse April 2014

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The derivatives market has attained the highest growth of all financial market segments in recent years and has become an important factor for the stability of the financial world. In recent years, derivative markets have grown by leaps and bounds in emerging economies. Given the high level of economic and financial risks faced by market participants and investors in emerging countries, derivatives contribute to a country’s economic development by making these risks manageable. Due to the recent catastrophic fall of capital market, rapidly declining FDI, and scarcity of investment opportunities in an equity centric economy, investors of Bangladesh are crying out for innovative and versatile financial products such as derivatives for hedging risks and gaining market expansion. Our cover story explores the prospects of establishing a derivatives market in Bangladesh for the vibrant operation of the newly structured demutualized exchanges