Taiwan takes the forward-thinking option

special report: asia

Driven by increasing cross-border investment activities and a dynamic economic climate, the global derivatives market has experienced a phenomenal growth during the past few years.

In the exchange-traded derivatives sector, global annual trading volume reached 9.8bn contracts in 2005, according to the Futures Industry Association (FIA). Among the global annual trading volume, Asia accounted for approximately 34% of global trading volume.

The major contracts in Asia include Kospi 200 Options of

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