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Source: Singapore Exchange (SGX)
SGX Derivatives Trading Grows

SINGAPORE, Apr 5, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Exchange's (SGX) derivatives trading continued to grow in March but securities market activity declined.

Securities
- Daily average value was down 27% from February at $1.3 billion and 19% lower year on year.
- Exchange traded funds turnover grew 48% to $622 million from February but was down 42% year on year.
- Structured warrants volume grew 12% to 5.7 billion units from February, and more than doubled from a year earlier.

Derivatives
- Daily average volume grew 9% to 353,683 contracts compared with February but slid 7% year-on-year.
- China A50 futures volume more than tripled to 661,587 contracts from a year earlier, MSCI Taiwan futures trading grew 9% year on year to 1.6 million contracts and S&P Nifty futures volume also increased 9% from a year earlier to 1.3 million contracts. Nikkei 225 futures volume was 3.1 million contracts, down 37% from the spike in activity a year earlier caused by high volatility in the Japanese equity markets. Compared with February, Nikkei 225 futures trading grew 29%.

Commodities and clearing
- Trading of SICOM rubber futures eased 2% year on year to 18,235 contracts.
- Volume of OTC commodity contracts cleared more than doubled to 23,808 contracts from a year earlier. Volume of iron ore swaps cleared almost tripled to 11,625 contracts from a year earlier.
- OTC interest rate swaps cleared totalled a notional $213 billion since the November 2010 launch; volume of new deals cleared in March was $9.0 billion, up 55% year-on-year.

Fixed Income
- Bond listings more than doubled to $25 billion from a year earlier and grew 53% from February.
- The biggest listings were Mizuho Corporate Bank's US$1.5 billion 2017 senior notes, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation's US$1.5 billion 2022 bonds and Genting Singapore's $1.8 billion perpetual bonds.


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]

Joan Lew
Communications
Tel: +65-6236-8658
Email: [email protected]


Apr 5, 2012 12:30 HKT/SGT
Source: Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Daily Finance, Daily News
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