KRX trading systems to merge

The merger of the two different futures trading systems – the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the Korea Treasury Bond (KTB) - should save $2.35 million, facilitate trading and improve market efficiency, the regulator said.

The current dual trading systems, used by the Korea Stock Exchange (KSE) and the Korea Futures Exchange (KOFEX) before they were brought together as the KRX in January 2005, are blamed for high transaction costs and system inefficiencies.

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