Singapore Stock Exchange is the earliest demutualised and incorporated securities and derivatives exchange of Asia-Pacific.
History and Origin of the Singapore Stock Exchange
On December 1, 1999, SGX was established following the amalgamation of the two exchanges: Stock Exchange of Singapore and Singapore Intl Monetary Exchange.SGX possesses and controls Singapores only one incorporated securities exchange and derivatives exchange and their associated clearing houses.
The securities exchange was Asias earliest totally electronic exchange which is floorless.
The derivatives exchange is Asias one of the major exchange and The International Financing Review was nominated it as “Derivatives Exchange of the Year” in 1989, 1992, 1993 and 1998 and The Asset magazine was recognized it as “Asia’s Best Derivatives Exchange in 1999”.
Being a founder member of the GLOBEX Alliance jointly with some other important derivatives exchanges SGX was retain the significant associations with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the Australian Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
At present, the Market Indices of Singapore Stock Exchange are:
BT Singapore Regional Index
Straits Times Index
FTSE ST Catalist Index
UOB Catalist Index
Asia Shariah 100 Index
PrimePartners China Index
FTSE Xinhua China
As of 31 January 2010, the Singapore Exchange had 774 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of S$650 billion. The revenues of SGX are mainly from the securities market (75%) and derivatives market (25%).
Major Companies listed on Singapore Stock Exchange
As of 31 Jan 2010, there were 774 listed companies on the Singapore Exchange. Few of them are:
Acma Limited Singapore
Asia Food and Properties Limited Singapore
Alliance Technology and Development Limited Singapore
FirstLink Investments Corporation Limited Singapore
Hotel Properties Limited Singapore
Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited Singapore
China Great Land Holdings Limited
King Wan Corporation Limited
Sim Lian Group Limited
Overseas Union Enterprise Limited Singapore
Jardine Strategic Hldgs
Hong Kong Land Hldgs
Singapore Exchange Limited
ISIN Code : SG1J26887955
Registered Office : 2 Shenton Way #19-00
SGX Centre 1
Telephone : 65 62368888