Tuesday, February 01, 2011

SGX Consults Public on Proposed New Metals Futures Contracts

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is consulting the public on the proposed

introduction of new metals futures contracts, namely lead, tin and

steel billet, for trading on SGX’s derivatives market.

The proposed new contracts will expand SGX’s current suite of

commodities contracts, in addition to the first three metal contracts

(copper, aluminium and zinc) to be launched on February 15.

With Asia becoming a hub for commodities, these new contracts will

cater to increasing investor interest in metals trading and provide

market participants additional investment opportunities during the

Asian trading hours, SGX said.

The introduction of new futures contracts arises from SGX’s partnership

with the London Metal Exchange (LME). These new contracts

are standard, cash-settled metals futures contracts based on settlement

prices from LME.

Market participants and members of the public can send in their

comments and suggestions on the proposed contracts to SGX from

Monday until 9 February 2011.

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