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Securities trading value down 25% in 2014; derivatives trading volume at new high: SGX


SECURITIES trading value fell 25 per cent while derivatives trading volume rose to a record high in 2014, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced on Tuesday.

Total trading value of securities fell to S$266 billion in 2014, compared to the year before.

In 2014, new company listings jumped to 41 from 32 the year before, but total funds raised tumbled 45 per cent to S$3.9 billion. New bond listings increased to a record 521 from 465, and listing value surged 21 per cent to S$213 billion.

Derivatives trading volume for 2014 stood at a record 120 million contracts, up 7.4 per cent from 2013. This was mostly attributed to the growth of the FTSE China A50 futures, which saw volume almost doubling to 41 million contracts in 2014, from 22 million in 2013.

The Indian Rupee/US dollar foreign exchange futures volume totalled 597,738 contracts in 2014, following its November 2013 launch. Volume of the newly-launched US dollar/Chinese renminbi FX futures totalled 29,824 contracts in 2014.

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Meanwhile, in the commodities sphere, Sicom rubber futures volume grew 41 per cent to 489,790 contracts in 2014. Volume of cleared iron ore swaps and AsiaClear iron ore futures stood at a record 2.6 million contracts, five times the 525,448 contracts in 2013.

Cleared iron ore swaps volume jumped 20 per cent to 551,954 contracts and AsiaClear iron ore futures volume stood at two million contracts, 31 times that of 2013.

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