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SGX ready to trade RMB securities

The development of the RMB as an international currency continues, as Singapore Exchange (SGX) announces it is ready to list, quote, trade, clear and settle securities denominated in the Chinese currency.

SGX says the addition of RMB securities trading complements the offshore RMB bonds already listed on the exchange. It says it is also the world’s first exchange to offer the clearing of over-the-counter FX forwards for RMB. Issuers listing RMB securities on SGX can also elect to offer dual currency trading, allowing investors to trade the security either in RMB or SGD.

Magnus Bocker, chief executive of SGX, says the firm is committed to being the exchange of choice for issuers with RMB fund-raising needs and for investors who are keen to participate in the China growth story.

“The listing and trading of RMB securities on SGX will also extend Singapore’s position as an offshore RMB centre,” he adds.

The move expands the suite of foreign currencies supported by SGX, which includes the AUD, HKD and USD.

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