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On 28 June 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) announced that it will issue up to five (5) new digital bank licences. The five (5) new banking licences comprise: Read more

August 22, 2019

On 22 March 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) published a listing decision (LD121-2019) to provide guidance on the reasons for rejecting 24 Read more

June 19, 2019

In certain jurisdictions, there may be restrictions on foreign ownership of domestic companies or in respect of certain industries.  Foreign companies wishing to do business in these countries frequently use Read more

April 26, 2019

On 14 January 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) announced that it would be launching a new three (3)-year initiative, the S$75 million Grant for Equity Market Singapore (“GEMS”), Read more

February 13, 2019

Introduction This article provides a general overview of the avenues available for a third party (“Offeror”) to privatise a company listed on the SGX-ST (“Company”). The common avenues are delisting Read more

September 1, 2016

On 23 August 2016, the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) announced that it is proposing to refine its minimum trading price requirement (the “MTP Requirement”) introduced in March 2015 for all issuers Read more

September 1, 2016

Introduction It is often said that the law should keep up with commerce. In recent years, the Quistclose trust has arisen to do just that in Singapore. It is a Read more

March 1, 2016

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) and the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Securities Commission Malaysia and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand Read more

April 1, 2015

A Steering Committee (“SC”) was set up by the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) in October 2007 to carry out a fundamental review of the Companies Act (“CA”) with the aim Read more

October 1, 2014

In the wake of the global financial crisis, MAS announced plans to improve the regulation and supervision of over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives to meet the post-crisis objectives set by the G20 Read more

May 1, 2014