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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, July 19, 2017

SGX to reintroduce lunch break

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) has decided to bring back the lunch break and widen the minimum bid spreads from Nov 13, 2017, after a public consultation exercise, the market operator announced on Tuesday after the market closed.

Following the public consultation, SGX said it will not change its original proposals to:

1) widen the tick size for stocks in the S$1.00 to S$1.99 range from 0.5 cent to one cent;

2) introduce a mid-day trading break from noon to 1pm; and

3) raise the threshold at which trades trigger an "error trade" warning, also called the forced order range, from the current 20 bids to 30 bids in either direction.

SGX launched the public consultation exercise on the rules in March (see link below), the strongest signal from the market operator that it was ready to reverse course on a number of moves that had generated controversy in the market.

Source: Businesstimes


Old related link: Singapore Exchange (SGX) Proposes Bringing Back Lunch Breaks

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Asian 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%