Will the delisting trend actually turn out to be a good sign for SGX?

A man checks his phone at the entrance of the Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX) headquarters in Singapore, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

Robson Lee had a decision to make. In his more than two-decade career as a capital-markets lawyer in Singapore, he’d helped more than 30 companies list on the country’s stock exchange, bringing to market everything from a grocery store chain to a pawnbroker. Business had been good, but it was starting to dry up. Lee decided he had to get out. “I saw the decline,” he says. “That’s why I moved.”

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