Stock Market Overview

The Singapore stock market (SGX) is home to some of the largest companies in South East Asia. The major index is the Straits Time Index (STI), which tracks the top 30 stocks in the index. The financial sector contributes about 35% of the weighting to the index making it the largest sector in the Singapore market. The other dominant sector is real estate investment trusts with some of the largest REITs in Asian choosing to list on the Singapore stock market.

Some of the largest and most well-known stocks are DBS Group (D05), Singtel (Z74), Singapore Airlines (C6L), CapitaLand (C31) and PropNex (OYY).

Brokerage Fees

Online Trading Offline Trading
Asia Pacific % Minimum % Minimum
Singapore (SGX) 0.15% SGD S$25.00 0.50% SGD S$50.00

Note: Commission is inclusive of GST and exchange fees are exclusive of GST, and may be subject to change without prior notice. Share Trading Fees outlined are for execution only, fees for advisory services may differ and should be discussed with your Private Client Adviser. Custodian charges may apply.

All accounts are prepaid in order to enjoy low online brokerage fees.

Compare brokerage fees across all markets here.

Exchange Fees

Plus Clearing Fees1 0.0325%
SGX Trading Fee2 0.0075%
SGX Settlement Instruction (SI) Fee3 0.0325% per settlement
Philippines Stock Transaction Tax4 0.63% (for sell orders only)

1Except for Structured Warrants which will be at 0.004% of contract value
2Trading fees for Structured Warrants is 0.001% of contract value from 2 March 2015
3SGX Settlement Instruction Fee of SGD S$0.35 from 1 February 2019
4Applicable for Philippines stock dual listed in SGX (0.6% PH STT and 0.03% collection fee of gross sale value of transaction) 


Trading Hours

Australia Time AEST 11:00am – 02:00pm
03:00pm – 07:00pm
Singapore Time 09:00am – 12:00pm
01:00pm – 05:00pm


Settlement Cycle T+2 Market Days
Settlement Currency AUD
Order Amalgamation Yes