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Fintech

Singapore FinTech sector brushes past Covid-19 worries to increase funds raised to $462 million

SINGAPORE (June 19): Even as stock markets suffered extreme volatility in the past few months, the Singapore fintech brushed off worries over the economic turmoil triggered by the Covid-19 outbreak

Singapore economy

Singapore economy records worst contraction in 1Q20 since 2008 Global Financial Crisis and may shrink more if Covid-19 outbreak continues : MAS

SINGAPORE (Apr 28): Singapore’s economy staged a grim contraction of 2.2% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published in its April 2020 Macroe

Regulatory Action

MAS extends help to financial institutions so customers' needs are met

SINGAPORE (Apr 7): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says it will adjust selected regulatory requirements and supervisory programmes so financial institutions can continue providing for the

Currencies

Singapore dollar falls below RM3 mark after currency easing seen as novel coronavirus hits economy

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): The Singapore dollar yesterday fell below the RM3 mark for the first time in about a year after the republic’s central bank said there was sufficient room for the Singapore curre

In print this week

REIT managers welcome MAS consultation paper, question hangs over classification of perpetual securities

Singapore (12 July): On July 2, the Monetary Authority of Singapore published a consultation paper to consider raising the regulatory gearing limit (debt-to-asset ratio) for real estate investment

Singapore economy

Singapore considers cut to growth forecast as trade war hits exports

(June 27): Singapore's central bank is reviewing its 1.5-2.5% economic growth forecast for this year and isn't ruling out off-cycle monetary easing as the US-China trade war roils the export-depend

Commentary

MAS plans to boost stock market by subsidising listing expenses, analyst salaries — will it work?

SINGAPORE (Jan 21): It seems perfectly logical that a country that uses monetary subsidies to encourage its citizens to procreate would adopt a similar policy in order to boost the production of st

Singapore economy

Trade protectionism the biggest threat to Singapore's economy: MAS survey

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Trade protectionism is cited as the top risk among local economists, as suggested by the latest findings of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Dec 2018 survey of profes

Management & Corporate Governance

Dual-class shares more of a bane than boon to Singapore markets, finds survey

SINGAPORE (Dec 5): The introduction of dual-class shares (DCS) has damaged Singapore's regulatory creditability and contradicts investor stewardship, suggests findings from a report by the Asian Co

Singapore economy

Singapore plans new bill to attract more of the world's millions

(Sept 11): Singapore, one of the world’s easiest places to do business, is making it simpler for investment managers to register funds locally as the city-state goes after a bigger slice of the US$

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