Let there be light when disruption strikes

THE power outage that shut down Singapore's stock and derivatives markets for half of Wednesday illuminated the need to help everyone see a little more clearly. For critics of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), the disruption needs to be viewed in perspective - one major stock market shutdown in years is no reason to start crowing about a loss of reputation or the end of the market as we know it.

For SGX, it needs to acknowledge that its communications to retail investors during the stoppage should have...

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