Singapore Exchange to offer trading of govt bonds

Jun 09, 2011 The Straits Times

Risk-averse investors, take note: From July 8, you can buy and sell Singapore Government bonds on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The eagerly-awaited move had been flagged earlier this year by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in Parliament, but no mention of the date was made then.The move “will increase liquidity in the secondary market. Hopefully, it will bring down the bid-offer spreads”, said Mr Leong Sze Hian, a past president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.