12 Jan '11, 2pm

Govt bonds on SGX will boost transparency: analysts

SINGAPORE: The listing of government bonds on the Singapore Exchange will help boost transparency, giving investors better access to information on pricing. Analysts say this can help boost liquidity. But they also note that this process may take time. They were responding to the announcement earlier this week, that Singapore government bonds will be listed on the stock exchange by mid-2011. Analysts say the listing of Singapore's government bonds on SGX could pave the way to better educated investors in bond trading. This will in turn boost trading and raise liquidity in the bond market in the long run. Aberdeen Asset Management strategist Peter Elston said: "It's making the government bonds more visible to the average investor. "I think, through making the bonds visible, that increases the education; that increases the knowledge the investors have and therefore, increase...

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