Singapore’s stock market may have seen increased trading interest amid the pandemic, but other exchanges in the region have grown even faster. This is because the more actively-traded counters on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) are REITs and other similar income-generating investments, that are “less volatile”.

In contrast, the other markets that have pulled ahead are more focused on growth stocks, says Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

“This is a gap we are committed to bridging,” adds Menon in his keynote speech at the inaugural Singapore Capital Markets Symposium on Nov 17.

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