Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange Opens Vital Trading Link to Chinese Bullion Market

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange Opens Vital Trading Link to Chinese Bullion Market

  • Shanghai Gold Futures to list on DGCX
  • First Chinese bullion contract outside of China – futures priced in yuan
  • Provide a key benchmark for gold prices to trading institutions

Dubai, UAE; October 29, 2016: The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) today announced it has obtained a license from the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) to list Shanghai Gold Futures on its exchange. It will be the first yuan-denominated gold future product to be offered outside of China and it will use the Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price as its pricing mechanism.

The aim of the listing is to create further economic development and cooperation between China and Dubai through the precious metals trade. The gold futures product will offer global participants access to China and with that a deeper pool of liquidity as well as an enhanced gold pricing mechanism. Currently, DGCX bullion products offering include Spot and Futures Gold contact and an Indian Gold Quanto Futures.

DGCX and the SGE signed a licensing agreement, at a ceremony held at Dubai Week in China, Shanghai, in the presence of His Excellency Abdulla Al Saleh, Under Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs; Consul General His Excellency Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Consulate General of The United Arab Emirates to Shanghai; Jiao Jinpu, Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange; Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer, DMCC; and Gaurang Desai, CEO of DGCX.

At the signing ceremony for the licensing agreement, Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer, DMCC and Board Director of DGCX, said: “It is an honour to be chosen as the first international exchange to list the Shanghai Gold Futures contract. We are a gateway to the Middle East, Africa and Europe where a significant portion of gold traders, miners, jewelers and financiers reside. This contract will have far-reaching appeal to those wanting access to a product with deeper pools of liquidity and a pricing mechanism that is fair and transparent. We have a world-class exchange and clearing house in place to support the yuan. This agreement adds significant value to our market participants and platform for deepening our economic development with Shanghai.”

Gaurang Desai, CEO, DGCX, added: “We have been greatly involved with key players in the Chinese derivatives marketplace over the past few years, and are looking to strengthen these links even more. Associating ourselves with such  dynamic markets takes us a step further along the path of substantial growth and expansion, both regionally and internationally.”

Mr. Jiao Jinpu, Chairman of SGE commented: “Shanghai Gold” has raised significant international attention. Dubai, as “City of Gold”, is not only one of the most important gold trading center in the world, but also an important node in OBOR initiative. The collaboration between Shanghai Gold Exchange and Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) is ‘world first’ usage of “Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price” in the international financial markets. DGCX Shanghai Gold Futures Contract, which settles on the “Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price”, is the foremost RMB denominated gold futures contract launched offshore . The cooperation between the two exchanges will contribute to the exchange of resources between the two financial markets, enhance the influence of the two places in the global gold market, and jointly build the bond connecting the East and West gold markets”.

About DGCX:Established in 2005, DGCX is the region’s leading derivatives exchange and the only one allowing participants to clear and settle transactions within the Gulf region. The Exchange has played a pioneering role in developing the regional market for derivatives. 

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. It is an electronic commodity and currency derivatives exchange with 267 members from across the globe, offering futures and options contracts covering the precious metals, energy and currency sectors.  For more information: