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Source: Singapore Exchange (SGX)
SGX OTC Clearing and Derivatives Trading Continue to Grow in January

SINGAPORE, Feb 8, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Exchange (SGX) today said volumes achieved by its derivatives market and OTC clearing business increased in January from a year earlier.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Securities Market

- Securities turnover totaled $37.2 billion with an SDAV of $1.8 billion.
- ETF trading more than doubled to $789 million year on year.

Derivatives and Commodities Markets

- Derivatives volume was 5.1 million contracts, up 2% from the previous year. The average daily volume was 260,233.
- Nifty futures (SGX S&P CNX Nifty Index futures) achieved volume of 1.19 million contracts, up 42% from a year earlier, while FTSE China A50 Index futures volume was 62% higher at 214,648 contracts from December.
- Total options volume was 115,486, more than six times that of a year earlier.
- AsiaClear volume in January rose 42% year on year to 16,765 contracts, with OTC iron ore swaps volume up 57% at 4,441 contracts.


SGX Monthly Market Statistics January 2011
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                                                Dec 2010       Jan 2011
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Number of Trading Days (securities)                   23             21
Securities Market Turnover Volume (mil shares)    25,381         38,001
Securities Market Turnover Value ($million)       28,366         37,180
Securities Daily Average ($million)                1,233          1,770
Derivatives Volume                             4,867,053      5,110,123
Derivatives Daily Average Volume                 223,448        260,233
Total Number of Listed Securities                    782            785
Total Market Capitalistion                       901,931        899,815
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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 www.sgx.com.

Contact:
Carolyn Lim
Communications
Tel : +65 6236 8139
Email : [email protected]

Magdalyn Liew
Communications
Tel : +65 6236 8157
Email : [email protected]


Feb 8, 2011 19:00 HKT/SGT
Source: Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Topic: Production report
Sectors: Daily Finance, Daily News
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