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SGX sustains growth in securities, derivatives and commodities in September

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Singpaore Exchange (SGX) on Friday reported year-on-year growth in securities, derivatives and commodities activities in September 2015.

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) on Friday reported year-on-year growth in securities, derivatives and commodities activities in September 2015.

Total securities market turnover value grew 7 per cent to S$22.5 billion in September, despite fewer trading days in the month compared to September 2014.

Trading of Straits Times Index stocks represented 73 per cent of total trading value last month, compared to 58 per cent in the corresponding period a year ago.

Total market capitalisation value of 772 listed companies stood at S$876 billion as at end-September 2015.

Total derivatives volume was 14.1 million, up 33 per cent year on year, while SGX AsiaClear derivatives volume was 964,770, up 151 per cent compared to September 2014.

Both iron ore futures and forward freight futures volumes went up, although Sicom Rubber Futures - the world's price benchmark for physical rubber - was flat year on year at 46,733 contracts.