SGX to introduce palm/pocket derivatives trading

SGX to introduce palm/pocket derivatives trading

Singapore Exchange is to make its electronic trading system for derivatives products available over palm/pockets PCs to clients of UK-based software house patsystems.

Customers of SGX's members with patsystems trading screens will be able to use the technology to access the exchange during regular trading hours.

SGX believes the initiative will benefit a wide range of clients, including floor locals who may want to trade on the ETS while trading on the floor.

The launch of the service will coincide with the introduction of SGX's single stock futures contracts on 26 October 2001.

The other contracts which can be traded electronically include Euroyen futures, Japanese government bond futures, Nikkei 225 futures, Nikkei 300 futures, MSCI Taiwan index futures, MSCI Singapore index futures, Straits Times index futures, S&P CNX Nifty index futures and the five year Singapore government bond futures.

The SGX ETS is also accessible globally through Bloomberg and GL terminals, as well as via the Internet using solutions developed by other independent software vendors such as Easyscreen, GL Trade and patsystems.

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