OTC derivatives clearing on rise at SGX

8 February 2011 – Singapore Exchange (SGX) today said volumes achieved by its derivatives market and OTC clearing business increased in January from a year earlier.

Securities Market

  • Securities turnover totaled $37.2 billion with an SDAV of $1.8 billion.
  • ETF trading more than doubled to $789 million year on year.

Derivatives and Commodities Markets

  • Derivatives volume was 5.1 million contracts, up 2% from the previous year. The average daily volume was 260,233.
  • Nifty futures (SGX S&P CNX Nifty Index futures) achieved volume of 1.19 million contracts, up 42% from a year earlier, while FTSE China A50 Index futures volume was 62% higher at 214,648 contracts from December.
  • Total options volume was 115,486, more than six times that of a year earlier.
  • AsiaClear volume in January rose 42% year on year to 16,765 contracts, with OTC iron ore swaps volume up 57% at 4,441 contracts.

The consolidated overview of the securities, derivatives and commodities markets is available on SGX’s website at the following link:

http://www.sgx.com/wps/portal/marketplace/mp-en/prices_indices_statistics/market_statistics

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