India's MCX launches almond futures

MUMBAI Tue May 12, 2009 6:14pm IST

MUMBAI May 12 (Reuters) - Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) launched trading in almond futures <0#MALM:> from Tuesday, the bourse said in a statement.

At the end of first trading session, the contract witnessed total volume of 513,500 kgs valued at 168.9 million rupees, with open interest of 64,000 kgs, it said.

(Reporting by Sourav Mishra; editing by Rosemary Arackaparambil)