Markets - Singapore

Investing in Singapore Stock Market


Singapore Market at a glance

One of Asia's most attractive investment destinations

Located in the heart of Asia, Singapore is one of the few city-states in the world. Though the Lion City lacks natural resources, its strategic location and well-established business infrastructure have made Singapore an attractive regional hub for international trade, shipping and air transport.

Singapore continues to be well-regarded as a triple-A rated economy, and it is also the world's second-freest economy after Hong Kong. Major industries in Singapore include banking and finance, biomedical and pharmaceutical, tourism, logistics, petrochemical, and construction.

Singapore is part of the ASEAN Exchanges – a collaboration among Bursa Malaysia, Hanoi Stock Exchange, Hochiminh Stock Exchange, Indonesia Stock Exchange, The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc, Singapore Exchange and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. The group was established to provide an interlinked ASEAN capital market via greater cross-border investments, mobilisation of intra-ASEAN funds and trading of equity markets.

Investing in Singapore listed companies is done mainly through the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Why invest in Singapore stock market?

  • No capital gains tax
  • World's 2nd freest economy - free flow of capital and information
  • World's 2nd and Asia's most creditworthy nations
  • Transparent government policies and high political stability
  • Diversified economy – from financial services, tourism, to pharmaceuticals, logistics, petrochemical, etc.
  • Asia's most international exchange with more than 40% of companies listed on SGX originating from overseas 

If you are looking to diversify your portfolio and to participate in one of the most robust economies in the world, investing in Singapore may deliver that much needed portfolio boost.

Major companies listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange

  • Singapore Airlines
  • SIA Engineering Company
  • Singapore Post
  • SMRT Corporation Ltd
  • Thakral Corporation Ltd
  • United Overseas Bank Ltd
  • Keppel Corporation Ltd
  • Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd

To invest in the Singapore Stock Exchange, you can use the Monex Securities Australia multi-market platform. This easy to use platform gives you access to more than 50,000 listed securities in 12 global markets including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Open an account and start investing in the Singapore stock market


Market Basic (Data Source: WFE December 2018)

Singapore Exchange (SGX)

  • Market Capitalization: $687(USD Billion) 
  • No. of Listed Companies: 741

Exchange Trading Hours

Market Singapore Time  Australia Time (AEST Summer) Australia Time (AEST Winter)
Pre-Open  8:30 am – 9:00 am 11:30 am – 12:00 pm 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Normal Trading 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Lunch break 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What does Monex Securities Australia Offer?


The Monex trading platform provides exposure to the Australian stock market. The symbol lookup tool helps you find all stocks listed on the SGX.


Brokerage fees start at SGD 35 (approximately USD 25) and are capped at 0.30% of the total order size. Full list of fees can be found at  Fees and Charges.

Order Types

We provide a collection of powerful online trading order types to fit your strategy. Simply pre-set your orders and let our system do the work for you. Order types include: Market order, Limit order, Sell stop-limit order, two-way sell order and Chain orders.


Watchlists are a perfect tool to help you keep a close eye on your  international investments. Our platform allows you to add stocks across to markets to one watchlist.