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C THE FINANCIAL SECTOR: PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH  
  Financial Market Activity 58
 
Active Corporate Debt Market  
58
 
Box 13 – Introduction of Electronic Bond Platform for
 
Trading of Singapore Government Securities  
59
 
Growth in Asset and Wealth Management  
60
 
Trading in the Equities and Futures Market  
60
 
Strong Growth in the Treasury Market  
61
 
Box 14 – Islamic Finance Development in Singapore  
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Box 15 – Regional Commodity Derivatives Trading  
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  FINANCIAL MARKET ACTIVITY

Active Corporate Debt Market
 
The corporate debt market in Singapore turned in a healthy performance in 2005, with total outstanding volume of corporate debt increasing by 11.5% to S$137 billion on a year-on-year basis. 2005 also recorded the highest total amount of corporate debt issuance in Singapore over the past ten years, growing by 46% from S$79 billion in 2004 to S$115 billion in 2005. (See Chart 1 below).


34 foreign entities tapped the SGD debt market in 2005, with issuance totaling S$2.7 billion. Notable issuers include Central American Bank for Economic Integration, General Electric Capital Corporation and The Export-Import Bank of Korea.