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Asian Stock Markets Trading Hours

Normal Trading Hours
Current time (GMT+8)
Country Morning Lunch Break Afternoon
AUSTRALIA
10:00am to 04:10pm
CHINA
9:30am to 11:30am 11:30am to 1:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm
HONG KONG
9:30am to 12:00pm 12:00pm to 1:00pm 1:00pm to 4:15pm
INDIA
9:15am to 3:30pm
INDONESIA

Note: For Friday, due to praying, trading hours change slightly.
(see in blue)
9:00am to 12:00pm
9:00am to 11:30am
12:00pm to 1:30pm
11:30am to 2:00pm
1:30pm to 4:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
JAPAN
9:00am to 11:30am 11:30am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 3:00pm
MALAYSIA
9:00am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 2:30 pm 2:30pm to 5:00pm
NEW ZEALAND
10:00am to 4:45pm
PHILLIPINES
9:30am to 12:00pm 12:00pm to 1:30pm 1:30pm to 03:30pm
SINGAPORE
9:00am to 5:00pm
SOUTH KOREA
9:00am to 3:30pm
TAIWAN
9:00am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 1:40pm 1:40pm to 2:30pm
THAILAND
9:55am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 2:25pm 2:25pm to 4:35pm
VIETNAM
9:00am to 11:30am 11:30am to 1:00pm 1:00pm to 03:00pm

Note:
1. Time indicated above are in GMT+8 format, for Daylight Saving Time, please set the time 1 hour ahead.

2. There are no trading on weekends and public holidays. Typically, when a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday, and if this day is already a holiday, then the next day shall be a public holiday.

3. Typically, trading on Christmas Eve (24 December 201x) and New Years Eve (31 December 201x) will be closed in the afternoon session unless these day is on the weekend.

»  Click here for Trading Hours on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Singapore Exchange Proposes Bringing Back Lunch Breaks, Widening Bid Sizes



, which runs the city’s stock market, is proposing to bring back a lunch break and boost minimum bid sizes as it seeks to boost trading.

The exchange operator is consulting the public on the plans, which it said will address market conditions and balance the diverse objectives of participants, according to a statement released Wednesday. It’s proposing to introduce a midday trading break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. SGX plans to raise the tick size for stocks and relevant securities trading in the S$1 to S$1.99 range, to one Singapore cent from half a cent. It also plans to widen a forced order range, which helps to prevent error trades.

SGX also said it will mandate that companies aiming to list on its main exchange must allocate at least 5 percent of their stock offering, or S$50 million ($35 million), whichever is lower, to small investors. The ruling will kick in on May 2 and is aimed at having greater retail participation. The exchange in 2016 proposed a minimum of 10 percent or as much as S$100 million be distributed to retail investors.

To read reactions to the potential return of the lunch break, click here

SGX in March 2011 scrapped the break, which lasted from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every day, saying it could help add as much as 10 percent to volumes. The proposed midday halt is now seen to have minimal impact with only 5.1 percent of trading done during the hour, SGX said.

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Asian Stock Markets Index Yearly Performance Comparison

At a Glance



 From Beginning of January to End of December


Number Country Gain / Loss
1 Philippines +3.72%
2 Indonesia +2.53%
3 Malaysia -0.18%
4 New Zealand -1.04%
5 South Korea -11.80%
6 Australia -15.23%
7 Singapore -18.22%
8 Japan -18.68%
9 Hong Kong -21.34%
10 Taiwan -21.64%
11 China -22.90%
12 India -24.83%

 From Beginning of January to End of December


Number Country Gain / Loss
1 India +25.19%
2 New Zealand +23.67%
3 Philippines +23.10%
4 Japan +21.44%
5 Hong Kong +20.02%
6 Singapore +17.81%
7 Australia +12.26%
8 Indonesia +11.89%
9 Malaysia +11.59%
10 Taiwan +10.75%
11 South Korea +9.35%
12 China +4.60%

 From Beginning of January to End of December


Number Country Gain / Loss
1 Japan +52.45%
2 New Zealand +16.50%
3 Australia +13.35%
4 Malaysia +11.50%
5 Taiwan +10.70%
6 India +7.39%
7 Philippines +0.49%
8 Hong Kong -0.02%
9 South Korea -0.97%
10 Singapore -1.07%
11 Indonesia -1.66%
12 China -6.75%

 From Beginning of January to End of December


Number Country Gain / Loss
1 China +39.27%
2 India +30.08%
3 Thailand +22.29%
4 Philippines +21.56%
5 Indonesia +20.79%
6 New Zealand +17.55%
7 Taiwan +8.07%
8 Vietnam +7.96%
9 Japan +7.12%
10 Singapore +6.09%
11 Hong Kong +0.69%
12 Australia +0.35%
13 South Korea  -2.62%
14 Malaysia  -4.95%

 From Beginning of January to End of December


Number Country Gain / Loss
1 New Zealand +13.58%
2 China +9.41%
3 Japan +9.07%
4 Vietnam +6.12%
5 Pakistan +2.13%
6 South Korea +1.81%
7 Australia -1.30%
8 Malaysia -3.45%
9 Philippines -3.85%
10 Sri Lanka -5.54%
11 India -6.35%
12 Hong Kong -7.62%
13 Taiwan  -10.41%
14 Indonesia  -12.39%
15 Thailand  -14.00%
16 Singapore  -14.47%

 From Beginning of January to End of December


Number Country Gain / Loss
1 Pakistan (KSE100) +45.68%
2 Thailand (SET) +19.79%
3 Indonesia (JCI) +15.32%
4 Vietnam (VNINDEX) +14.82%
5 Taiwan (TAIEX) +10.98%
6 Bangladesh (DSEX) +10.21%
7 New Zealand (NZX50) +8.81%
8 Australia (AORD) +7.01%
9 South Korea (KOSPI) +3.32%
10 India (SENSEX) +1.95%
11 Japan (N225) +0.42%
12 Hong Kong (HSI) +0.39%
13 Singapore (STI)  -0.07%
14 Philippines (PSEI)  -1.60%
15 Malaysia (KLCI) -3.00%
16 Sri Lanka (CSE)  -9.66%
17 China (SSEC)  -12.31%