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Asian Stock Markets Trading Hours

Normal Trading Hours
Current time (GMT+8)
Country Morning Session Lunch Break Afternoon Session
10:00am to 04:10pm
9:30am to 11:30am 11:30am to 1:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm
09:30am to 12:00pm 12:00pm to 1:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm
9:15am to 3:30pm

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
9:00am to 11:30am 11:30am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 3:00pm
9:00am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 2:30 pm 2:30pm to 5:00pm
10:00am to 4:45pm
9:30am to 12:00pm 12:00pm to 01:30pm 01:30pm to 03:30pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 3:00pm
9:00am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 1:40pm 1:40pm to 2:30pm
9:55am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 2:25pm 2:25pm to 4:35pm
9:00am to 11:30am 11:30am to 01:00pm 01:00pm to 03:00pm

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
»  Click here for Trading Hours on Chinese (Lunar) New Year Eve

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Singapore Exchange (SGX) to reduce board lot size to 100 shares

SINGAPORE: Starting from January 19, 2015 (Monday), Singapore Exchange (SGX) will reduce the board lot size for listed stocks from the current 1,000 shares to 100. For example, if you intend to buy shares at S$10 a piece, you will need just S$1000 dollars to acquire one lot, compared to S$10,000 currently. This means investing in blue-chip stocks like Singapore Airlines (SIA), Keppel Corp, UOB, OCBC or DBS Bank will now more affordable.

This is one of several new initiatives announced by the SGX and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Friday (August 1, 2014). For more details, please go to SGX website.

In the past, odd lot trading was introduced in 2003 to help retail investors get rid of anywhere from one to 999 shares that they were stuck with after rights issues entitlements.

The proposed standard board lot size of 100 units will apply to ordinary shares, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), business trusts, company warrants, structured warrants, extended settlement contracts, shares on GlobalQuote and the SGX's quotation board for international securities.

Existing board lot sizes of less than 100 units will remain unchanged like SingTel 10, Creative 50. What will also not be affected by the change are board lot sizes for most Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and fixed income instruments like Singapore Government Securities and preference shares.