Published On: Wed, May 5th, 2010

SGX Securities Trading Grows 34 Percent in April, Commodities Activity Strong

Singapore Exchange (SGX) said May 5 securities and commodities trading remained strong in April 2010.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
Securities Market
• Total securities trading value rose 34% year-on-year to $35.3 billion, as investor
interest and confidence remained buoyant.
• Exchange traded funds trading increased 65% from a year earlier to $486 million.
• Six mainboard IPOs raised a total of $839 million in April as market sentiment
improved.

Derivatives and Commodities Markets
• Overall volume improved 2% with equity index options activity rising 22% year-on-year
to 16,264 contracts.
• Trading on SICOM increased to 108,193 contracts, five times that of a year earlier
as investor interest increased with the launch of the Gold and Coffee contracts.
• AsiaClear volume was 11,205 contracts, four times the volume of a year earlier.
Iron ore swaps volume hit a record-high 4,436 contracts, up 60% from 2,772 contracts a month earlier, and 52% higher than the previous high of 2,910 contracts in November 2009.

More improvements to the monthly statistics report will continue in the months ahead to meet the needs of users.

The consolidated overview of the securities, derivatives and commodities markets is now available at:
http://www.sgx.com/wps/portal/marketplace/mpen/prices_indices_statisticsmarket_statistics

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