02 Aug '11, 1am

SGX's all-day trading off to smooth start: By Jonathan Kwok By issuing remisiers mobile devices, such as tablet

SGX's all-day trading off to smooth start: By Jonathan Kwok By issuing remisiers mobile devices, such as tablet

Kim Eng dealer Tan Li Yuan monitoring the market on his iPad over lunch yesterday. It was the first day the 90-minute trading break was scrapped. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN NO ONE really made a meal of it but dealers still had to make some adjustments yesterday when the Singapore Exchange (SGX) finally took the much-loved 90-minute lunch break off the menu. All those years of strolling to Shenton Way for some grub came to a crashing halt as the era of continuous trading was finally ushered in after months of preparation and postponement by the SGX. Some dealers ate food catered by their firms, while others packed their lunch or executed trades on mobile devices while grabbing a bite. Yet while it was a sea change in terms of tradition, the pioneering 9am to 5pm session produced few teething problems, while market volumes remained relatively flat despite the longer trading ho...

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