SGX derivatives and commodities activity grows
Singapore Exchange (SGX) reported growth in derivatives and commodities trading in April. Securities turnover and over-the-counter (OTC) commodities clearing volume fell month-on-month but rose from a year earlier.
Securities turnover totalled S$30.5 million, down 3% from March but up 30% from a year earlier.
Securities daily average value was down 12% from March at S$1.4 billion, and 18% higher from a year earlier.
Turnover of Singapore dollar-based Mainboard shares totalled S$27.3 million, up 2% from March and 29% higher from a year earlier.
Bond fund-raising totaled S$26.5 billion, up 53% from a year earlier. The biggest issue was Softbank Corp’s US$2.485 billion seven-year notes.
Total futures and options volume was a record 9.8 million contracts, up 2% month on month and 55% higher year on year.
Daily average volume was 482,694 contracts, up 2% month on month and up 50% year on year.
A new one-day high for open interest of 3.3 million contracts was achieved on 25 April.
China A50 futures volume fell 25% month on month to 1.5 million contracts but more than doubled year on year.
Nikkei futures volume was 4.0 million contracts, up 10% month on month and 63% higher year on year.
Nikkei options volume was 938,720 contracts, up 24% month on month. Volume almost quadrupled year on year.
SICOM rubber futures volume grew 10% month on month to 26,991 contracts and was 91% higher year on year.
Volume of OTC commodities cleared fell 14% from March to 37,202 contracts, but more than doubled from a year earlier.
Volume of iron ore swaps cleared slid 12% from March to 32,686 contracts but more than quadrupled from a year earlier.
Volume of new OTC financial derivatives cleared rose 80% from March to S$7.0 billion, but fell 38% from a year earlier.