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About DGCX

Dubai has historically been an international hub for the physical trade of not only gold, but also many other commodities and so the establishment of the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) was the next logical step for the region and the local economy. DGCX commenced trading in November 2005 as the regions first commodity derivatives exchange and has become today, the leading derivatives exchange in the Middle East.

DGCX is a subsidiary of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai, with a mandate to enhance commodity trade flows through the Emirate by providing the appropriate physical, market, financial infrastructure and services required. The Management team of DGCX comprises senior personnel from the commodities, securities and financial services industries bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure the success of DGCX.

DGCX is a subsidiary of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai, with a mandate to enhance commodity trade flows through the Emirate by providing the appropriate physical, market, financial infrastructure and services required. The Management team of DGCX comprises senior personnel from the commodities, securities and financial services industries bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure the success of DGCX.

  • Guaranteed settlement and reduced counterparty risk provided by Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC), a subsidiary 100% owned by DGCX
  • The advantage of transacting and clearing business within the UAE and thus the local taxation and regulatory regimes
  • A simple fee structure – one fee for all participants. All participants also pay the same margin, whether commercial or non-commercial entities
  • An opening to both regional and international liquidity pools
  • Robust risk management and surveillance systems
  • Uninterrupted trading hours from 7:00am – 11:55pm (GMT +4)
  • Regulated by the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA)

The UAE enjoys an ideal location between the time zones of Europe and the Far East and DGCX offers a range of products from the precious metal, base metal, energy and currency sectors.

Awards

  • FOW Most Innovative New Contract in the Currency category 2016 Awards Asia
  • Regional Exchange of the Year 2016’ by Global Investor on the 26th October 2016
  • FOW Exchange of the Year 2014 (MEA)
  • FOW Emerging Exchange of the Year 2014
  • FOW World Second-Fastest Growing Exchange 2012
  • The “Best Global Commodities Exchange 2013” Award by MENAFX
  • JFEX Best Middle East FX Exchange 2013 FOW
  • Contract of the Year 2012 – INR Options JFEX Best Middle East FX Exchange 2012
  • Global Banking & Finance Review – the world’s ‘Best Global Commodities Exchange 2012’
  • FOW First Relationship management & fee structure 2008
  • FOW Fourth Overall Exchange 2008