Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Global Markets

MAS inks MOU to allow financial benchmarks to be used in EU

SINGAPORE (Apr 19) The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the European Union’s (EU) securities markets regulator, completing the process to al

Broker's Calls

MAS support to benefit local banks, reduce strain from Covid-19: Phillip Securities

SINGAPORE (Apr 13): As the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has stepped in to support the local banking sector, Phillip Securities continues to be “overweight” on Singapore banks.

Fintech

MAS launches $125 mil package for financial institutions and fintech firms

SINGAPORE (Apr 8): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has today launched a $125 million support package to sustain and strengthen capabilities for local financial institutions (FIs) and FinT

Regulatory Action

SGX RegCo allows more companies more time to hold AGMs

SINGAPORE (April 7): Following the time extension given to locally-listed companies with a Dec 31, 2020 financial year-end (FY

Capital markets

SGX says stock market will remain open amid closure of non-essential services

SINGAPORE (April 3): The Singapore Exchange (SGX) says its securities and derivatives markets will remain open and accessible to investors.

CoVid-19

Finance industry rides to the rescue as Covid-19 crisis deepens; freezes mortgage, SME loan payments

SINGAPORE (Mar 31): In light of the growing severity of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has teamed up the Singapore finance industry to introduce a package o

Management & Corporate Governance

ACRA, MAS, SGX RegCo jointly announce new guidance for companies to hold AGMs

SINGAPORE (Mar 31): The guidance for companies to provide safe distancing measures when conducting annual general meetings (AGMs) has been refined further amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-

Singapore economy

MAS eases monetary policy as Singapore heads into a recession

SINGAPORE (Mar 30): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has eased monetary policy – in line with expectations – as Singapore’s economy weighs down from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Singapore economy

Here's what to expect as MAS preps aggressive move to bolster financial markets

(Mar 29): Singapore’s central bankers are poised to take unprecedented action Monday to bolster financial markets and support an economy facing a severe recession.

Regulatory Action

SGX RegCo's need for speed

While the Covid-19 pandemic rages, the regulator says it is focused on stepping up the pace of its process

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