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SGX securities trading inches up in July from June

Published on Aug 5, 2014 11:54 AM

SINGAPORE - Trading activities on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) grew last month from June, but remained unchanged from or lower than a year ago, the bourse said on Tuesday.

A total of $21 billion in securities was traded on the SGX in July, up 2 per cent from June but down 24 per cent from July last year.

Six initial public offerings on the bourse raised $508 million in July, a third of the $1.5 billion raised in eight listings the previous year.

Bond listings nearly doubled, however: there were 51 bonds listed last month, raising $21 billion, compared with 29 listings a year ago that raised $11 billion.

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