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Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 16:00 HKT/SGT

Source: Singapore Exchange (SGX)
ASEAN Exchanges Complete Technology Design Study of Trading Link

SINGAPORE, Feb 2, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Four ASEAN Exchanges, namely Bursa Malaysia (BM), the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) working together with NYSE Technologies, today said the design study of the technology framework for the ASEAN Trading Link has been completed.

Shortlisted vendors who are able to provide the infrastructure have been invited to tender.

The ASEAN Trading Link aims to electronically interconnect the participating markets and facilitate cross border order trading seamlessly. Depending on the selected vendor, it is expected that the link will go live toward the end of 2011.

About Bursa Malaysia (BM)

Bursa Malaysia Berhad is a public company limited by shares under the Companies Act 1965. Bursa Malaysia is an approved exchange holding company under Section 15 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. Other companies in the Bursa Malaysia Berhad Group of companies include a stock exchange, a derivatives exchange, an off-shore international financial exchange, equity and derivatives clearing houses, a central depository, an information services provider and an Information Technology services provider.

Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, is an approved stock exchange under Section 8 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. For more information, please visit Bursa Malaysia's website:

About Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)

The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. owns and operates the only stock exchange in the Philippines. It was incorporated in 1992 following the merger of the Manila Stock Exchange and the Makati Stock Exchange. The Securities and Exchange Commission granted the company the status of self regulatory organisation in 1998.

In 2001, or a year after the Securities Regulation Code of 2000 was enacted, the PSE was reorganized and transformed from a non-stock, member-governed organization into a shareholder-based, revenue-generating corporation. On December 15, 2003, PSE shares were listed by way of introduction. As of end December 2010, the PSE has 253 listed firms with a combined market capitalization of US$202 billion. It has 133 active trading participants. For more information, please visit PSE's website:

About The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) commenced its trading operation in 1975. In additional to equity products, SET offers investors an opportunity to buy and sell bonds over the Bond Electronic Exchange (BEX), as well as derivatives, which are traded on the Thailand Futures Exchanges (TFEX). As of end-December 2009, the market capitalization stood at THB 5,912 billion (USD 177 billion), with 663 securities listed.

SET services investors and other market participants with fully computerized trading systems and aims to enhance the efficiency of market infrastructure to continually meet international standards. The Exchange also emphasizes promoting corporate governance amongst market participants and adopting best international practices to enhance the market's efficiency, transparency and performance. Visit SET's website at

About Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital. SGX represents the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure, and is Asia's most international exchange with about 40% of companies listed on SGX originating outside of Singapore. SGX offers its clients the world's biggest offshore market for Asian equity index futures, centred on Asia's three largest economies - China, India and Japan.

In addition to offering a fully integrated value chain from trading and clearing, to settlement and depository services, SGX is also Asia's pioneering central clearing house. Headquartered in Asia's most globalised city, and centred within the AAA strength and stability of Singapore's island nation, SGX is a leading Asian counterparty for the clearing of financial and commodity products. For more information, please visit

About NYSE Technologies

A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services. This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit:

Geeta Balakrishnan
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Ladawan Kantawong
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NYSE Euronext / NYSE Technologies
Rich Adamonis
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Eric Ryan
Tel: +212 656-2411
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Feb 2, 2011 16:00 HKT/SGT
Source: Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Topic: New Service
Sectors: Daily Finance, Daily News
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