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

Box 13 Introduction of Electronic-Bond Platform for
Trading of Singapore Government Securities
 
In July 2005, we introduced an electronic bond trading platform (SGS E-bond) for secondary trading of Singapore Government Securities (SGS) among primary dealers. The launch of the MAS E-bond platform has significantly improved market transparency, by making available information on transaction time, prices, and volumes for trades executed between primary dealers using the platform. This has enhanced market stability and encouraged wider participation in the SGS secondary market.

The platform is currently available only to primary dealers. It may be expanded to include other market participants such as non-primary dealer banks and insurance companies. It could also be enhanced to allow trading of other financial instruments.