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Boosting liquidity: fundamental rethink needed

SGX could reconsider its removal of the cap on clearing fee; some observers believe that longer trading hours are counter-productive

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IT WOULD not be an exaggeration to describe conditions in the local stock market as extremely dire, possibly the worst they have been since the US sub-prime crash of 2008. The Straits Times Index is down 15 per cent for the year, which is bad enough, but perhaps more troubling is the steep drop