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SGX derivatives, commodities, clearing volumes up

Singapore Exchange says derivatives, commodities and clearing activities grew in June from a year earlier while securities turnover was lower.  

In June, securities turnover fell 25 per cent year-on-year and 18 per cent month-on-month to SGD21.2bn; securities daily average value declined 21 per cent year-on-year and 14 per cent month-on-month to SGD1.0bn.

June ETF turnover was 56 per cent lower year-on-year at SGD350m while GlobalQuote activity was down 17 per cent to SGD97m.

For the financial year to end-June (FY2012), SDAV was SGD1.3bn, down 19 per cent from a year earlier.

In FY2012, ETF turnover fell 23 per cent to SGD7.3bn while GlobalQuote trading declined 73 per cent to SGD1.4bn.

Derivatives volume was up seven per cent year-on-year at 6.6 million contracts in June; derivatives daily average volume grew 12 per cent to 314,055 contracts.

In June, China A50 futures trading doubled year-on-year to 669,752 contracts and Nikkei 225 futures volume was up six per cent at 2.6 million contracts. MSCI Taiwan futures activity fell 13 per cent to 1.4 million contracts while Nifty futures trading fell eight per cent to 1.2 million contracts. Nikkei 225 options volume grew 73 per cent to 252,340 contracts.

In FY2012, derivatives daily average volume grew 15 per cent to 307,991 contracts. 

In FY2012, China A50 futures volume more than tripled to 5.6 million contracts while Nikkei 225 futures trading slid 1.3 per cent to 28.9 million contracts. MSCI Taiwan futures activity grew 12 per cent to 17.8 million contracts and Nifty futures trading increased 19 per cent to 15.0 million contracts. 

Total open interest for all our equity index and interest-rate futures, and equity index option contracts was up 33 per cent as at the end of FY2012.

Bond listings totalled SGD11bn in June, up 47 per cent from a year earlier. 

SICOM rubber futures volume grew 38 per cent year-on-year and 20 per cent month-on-month in June to 28,859 contracts.

SGX AsiaClear cleared 21,347 commodity contracts in June, up 90 per cent year-on-year but down 13 per cent from May.

In FY2012, SICOM rubber futures trading rose 27 per cent to 259,928 contracts while clearing volume for commodity contracts grew 52 per cent.

New OTC interest rate swap transactions cleared was SGD8.1bn notional in June, up 70 per cent year-on-year.

Since the start of IRS clearing in November 2010, SGX has cleared a total SGD273bn notional of IRS.

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