09 Jul '11, 2am

IM$avvy Headlines: SGX plans circuit breakers by year-end #SIngapore #investment #news

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) wants circuit breakers in place by the end of the year to prevent wide swings in share prices. They will apply only to blue chips, and click in at times of price volatility by restricting trade and allowing investors to make more considered assessments. Said a statement by the SGX yesterday: 'The proposed circuit breakers provide an additional safeguard... in times of high price volatility. This move will... increase confidence among market participants.' Investors here and overseas endured some wild rides after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 unleashed violent price swings among blue chips. Nerves were shredded again in the United States in May last year, when a flash crash wiped some 700 points, or about 7 per cent, off the Dow Jones Industrial Average within a few minutes, before a rebound kicked in. That prompted the authorities to ...

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