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SGX derivatives built for risks and access to EM Asia

Derivatives account for 47 per cent of SGX's total revenue and is expected to increase by "at least double digits"

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UNCERTAINTIES and risks caused by Brexit, trade and currency wars, de-globalisation, and political tensions are enough to send shivers through financial markets, but Singapore Exchange (SGX) thrives on this kind of environment.

"This environment is what we built ourselves for. We are perceived very strongly as a flight to quality exchange," Michael Syn, SGX head of derivatives, told The Business Times recently.

This year, being the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, has elicited many memories and concerns about another crisis in the offing.

It is also two decades since the Asian Financial Crisis, three decades since Australia's and Japan's home-grown financial crises, and...

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