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SGX OTC Clearing and Derivatives Trading Continue to Grow in January


February 8, 2011 - Singapore

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 sixtimes 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) 2321
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 Volume4,867,053 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 among the world's largest exchanges and Asia's second largest listed exchange. As the Asian gateway, SGX is the market of choice for investors wanting to participate in Asia's vibrant and rapidly growing economies, and for Asian issuers seeking international capital.

SGX's extensive suite of securities, derivatives and commodities products makes it Asia's most international exchange. SGX's services range from listings, trading, high-speed market access, clearing and settlement to depository services and Central Counter Party services for OTC traded derivatives. With the region's longest trading hours, and powered by cutting-edge technology, SGX is the unparalleled conduit for investment flows into and out of Asia. For more information, please visit www.sgx.com

Source: Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Contact:

Carolyn Lim
Communications
Tel : +65 6236 8139
Email : carolyn.lim@sgx.com

Magdalyn Liew
Communications
Tel : +65 6236 8157
Email : magdalynliew@sgx.com





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