Singapore stumbles

Exchanges

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The upward momentum of Asian share prices has resulted in stock exchanges in the region enjoying high volumes in recent years, but the news is not all good. Coping with booming trading figures has not always proved an easy task for some exchanges in the region.

Mainboard turnover at Hong Kong Clearing and Exchanges (HKEx) in 2006 was 9.4 trillion shares worth HK$8.3 trillion ($1.06 trillion), six times the amount traded 2002, when 1.5 trillion shares worth HK$1.6 trillion were traded. The Sin