Singapore Exchange volumes more than double in 2018

Trading on-exchange picked up as US-China trade tensions flared and Fed hiked rates

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SGX: “The robust annual growth is strong evidence of the role SGX plays as a key risk-management venue”

The volume of FX futures traded on the Singapore Exchange more than doubled in 2018 to $914 billion amid a backdrop of rising trade tensions between the US and China, and the tightening of US monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve, which particularly affected the emerging market (EM) currencies being traded.

Foreign exchange notional volumes rose 108% from $439 billion to $914 billion on SGX in 2018, while the number of individual contracts increased by 84% to 18.4 million.

“The robust

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