The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has reported its volumes across its derivatives and commodities activities for the month ending May 2015, according to a SGX statement.
In terms of securities, the turnover at the SGX for May 2015 came in at $23.0 billion, which is lower by -2.0% YoY from May 2014 and -13.0% MoM from April 2015. Additionally, the daily average value of trading was $1.1 billion in May 2015, down -2.0% YoY from May 2014 and -9.0% MoM from April 2015.
The SGX’s total market capitalization was $1.05 trillion in May 2015, up 3.0% YoY compared with May 2014 and unchanged from April 2015. Collectively, a total of 38 bonds that raised a combined $14.6 billion were listed in May, including the $500 million retail bond from Frasers Centrepoint Limited.
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Derivatives Notch Strong YoY Growth
Across its derivatives business, May 2015 volumes yielded 15.4 million contracts, which is good for an 89.0% growth YoY from May 2014 – across a monthly timeframe, contracts were down -4.0% MoM from April 2015. Moreover, equity index futures volume were up over 100% YoY from May 2014.
In particular, FTSE China A50 futures were by far the most active contract, which noted a record average daily volume of 450,899 contracts in May 2015. Total volume for the contract managed to triple to 9 million contracts from May 2014.
Finally, the SGX’s volume of traded or cleared commodities totaled 581,476 contracts in May 2015, higher by 100.0% YoY from May 2014, but -10.0% lower MoM from April 2015.