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High speeds, high stakes

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 06:00
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Tough call: The challenge for the exchange is to allow players to make money by exploiting market inefficiencies but to do so without damaging the integrity of the market or hurting retail players. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

IN June, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) will enjoy a boost in liquidity as lowered fees and new discounts and rebates entice market makers and high-speed traders to set up shop here.

That's the plan, at least. But depending on who you ask, high-frequency traders are either harbingers of