The Singapore Stock Exchange is managed by the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX:S68) (S68 7.43 -0.04 -0.54%), commonly known as the SGX. At the end of February 2017, there are about 750 stocks listed on the Singapore Exchange with a total market capitalization of about S$977 billion.

Although the Singapore stock market is much smaller than its peer in Hong Kong, it is still the largest stock exchange in the Southeast Asia region. Its benchmark index is known as the Straits Times Index (STI). It includes 30 constituent stocks such as:

Why Should You Invest On the SGX?

Singapore is home to many of the largest companies in Southeast Asia. According to the SPDR STI ETF (SGX:ES3) (ES3 2.91 0.00 %), which tracks the performance of the STI Index, the fund has generated a yearly return of about 7.3% from …