09 Jun '11, 7am

Good news for some of us! IM$avvy Headlines: SGX to list 19 Singapore govt bonds from July 8 #SGS #Singapore

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) will list 19 Singapore government bonds from July 8 as part of its deeper push into the fixed income market. SGX, which primed the market for the listing of government bonds a year ago, selected 19 bonds with maturities of at least two years and totalling $74 billion. 'This initiative is expected to improve price transparency and liquidity in Singapore government bonds, and provide investors with a safe investment alternative that can give both capital protection and steady returns,' SGX said in a press release yesterday. Market markers would also be available to help to raise liquidity, added Tng Kwee Lian, head of fixed income at SGX. A market maker refers to a broker that competes for orders with another market maker by displaying buy and sell quotations of the units of the fund, thereby tightening spreads. Bonds are debt securities that gov...

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