Clarifying SGX's clarification

IN RESPONSE to the tumultuous events of the past three weeks involving the speculative trio of stocks Asiasons, Blumont and LionGold, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) last Friday issued a detailed clarification to correct what it believes are misconceptions about its role as frontline market regulator.

Clearly intended to be the final word on the subject, SGX's explanations are useful as they address gaps in the public's understanding of the way regulatory matters are handled and how the exchange views its role. Last Friday's release should be compulsory reading for all parties interested in regulatory matters, how discipline is maintained in daily trading, and overall governance.

From a close reading...

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