18 Jan '11, 7am

SGX to implement all-day trading from March 1

SINGAPORE: Market operator Singapore Exchange (SGX) will remove the 90-minute lunch break and will introduce continuous all day trading from 9am to 5pm from March 1. SGX said in a statement that this will enhance access to companies listed on the exchange and its trading hours will also overlap more with those of other Asian exchanges. The exchange added that this will allow investors, especially those who trade pan-Asian securities, to respond to regional market movements and news flow. Analysts said this will translate into higher daily turnovers for the stock exchange. With continuous trading hours, SGX said investors can react quickly to market news and price movements. It added with an extra 90 minutes of trading, daily trading volumes could rise by up to 12 per cent. SGX is the latest stock exchange to do away with the lunch break. The SGX derivatives market is alrea...

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