Singapore Exchange to return to short-term rates market

SGX president Syn hails new Sora and Tona futures as the “missing chunk of the rates complex”


Singapore Exchange is returning to the short-term interest rate futures market after a Libor-reform imposed hiatus, with the bourse set to list three-month futures on the Singapore dollar and yen overnight rates. 

The move back into the short end of the curve is redolent of past glories for the exchange operator – Simex, a predecessor of SGX, grew to prominence in the 1980s as a trading venue for floor-traded Eurodollar contracts. 

“It became clear this is the missing chunk of the rates complex,”

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