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SGX’s securities & derivatives trading volumes rise

The Singapore Exchange’s securities and derivatives trading volumes increased in June from a year earlier.

In the securities market, SGX said the daily average value for June rose 8 per cent from a year ago to S$1.2 billion.

Meanwhile, turnover of exchange traded funds jumped 68 per cent on-year to S$795 million.

Derivatives daily average trading volume rose 17 per cent from a year earlier to over 281,000 contracts.

Overall, total derivatives trading volume also grew by 17 per cent in June to 6.1 million contracts.

China A50 futures trading rose 21 per cent from May to over 223,000 contracts, while MSCI Taiwan futures volume increased 25 per cent on-year to 1.6 million contracts.

Nifty futures trading volume was up 48 per cent from a year ago to 1.3 million contracts.

Meanwhile, agricultural commodity futures volume also increased 48 per cent year-on-year to almost 21,000 contracts following the consolidation of SICOM contracts onto the SGX platform.

SGX said clearing of OTC interest rate swaps continued to grow, with June volume at a notional US$11.6 billion.

Shares of the Singapore Exchange closed 0.20 per cent higher on Tuesday propped-up by news that securities trading value increased in June from a year earlier.

Adapted from CNA (By Jonathan Peeris)

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