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SGX Plans China Equity-Index Options on Futures Demand

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Singapore Exchange Ltd., Southeast Asia’s biggest bourse, plans to start trading Chinese equity-index options as investors seek ways to hedge risks in the world’s most volatile stock market.

SGX is in talks with the China Securities Regulatory Commission on when the Singapore bourse can introduce options on the FTSE China A50 Index, with approval likely to come after such products are introduced on the mainland, President Muthukrishnan Ramaswami said in an interview. Volume on China A50 futures traded in Singapore surged 183 percent in the three months ended Dec. 31.