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Encyclopedia > Singapore International Monetary Exchange

SIMEX is the Singapore Monetary Exchange, a stock trading institution in Singapore.


On 1 December 1999, SIMEX has merged with the Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES) to form the Singapore Exchange (SGX).


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Singapore BANKING AND SECURITIES (616 words)
Singapore was founded as a trading outpost by Raffles of the East India Co. in 1819.
The International Monetary Fund reports that in 2001, currency and demand deposits—an aggregate commonly known as M1—were equal to $20.1 billion.
It was voted International Exchange of the Year in 1989, 1992, 1993, and 1998.
Singapore - FINANCE (2310 words)
All banks in Singapore were administered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and were required to hold a statutory minimum cash balance against their deposit and other specified liabilities with the authority.
Singapore established the Asian dollar market as the Asian equivalent of the Eurodollar market in 1968 when the local branch of the United States-based Bank of America secured government approval to borrow deposits of nonresidents, mainly in foreign currencies, and use them to finance corporate activities in Asia.
A move by the Singapore exchange to a new, spacious location in 1988 brought a transformation in trading methodology, including partial automation of the trading system, which until then had adhered to the traditional outcry auction system.
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