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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

Strong Growth in the Treasury Market
 

Building on a strong performance in 2004, foreign exchange turnover continued to reach new highs in 2005, with average daily trading volume rising by 9.7% to US$170 billion. The first quarter of 2005 saw strong turnover, with a significant jump in trading activity from the previous quarter. The market continued to attract record volumes not seen since 1997, with the latest figure standing at US$185 billion in the first quarter of 2006.