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Barroso stresses reform on overseas trip
Monday 5 Sep 2011 | Will Henley
José Manuel Barroso stressed the importance of furthering global financial regulatory reforms following visits to Australia and Singapore this weekend. The European Commission president also...
Singapore Exchange records $245m profit
Tuesday 2 Aug 2011 | Will Henley
The Singapore Exchange recorded a net profit of S$295m (€171m/$245m) in the 12 months to 30 June. Announcing the results on Tuesday, chief executive Magnus Brocker said they would have been even...
SGX may introduce circuit breakers
Friday 8 Jul 2011 | Will Henley
The Singapore Exchange has confirmed it is considering introducing US-style circuit breakers for the securities market, as revealed by Global Financial Strategy last week. A public consultation...
Asia offers the Channel Islands huge potential
Friday 8 Jul 2011 | Sean Cheong
The Asian markets have become a target for firms based in the Channel Islands using a new alternative to the traditional trust, writes Sean Cheong of offshore law firm Collas Crill, who heads up the Jersey-based firm's new office in Singapore.
Derivative trading booming in Singapore
Tuesday 5 Jul 2011 | Will Henley
The Singapore Exchange, Asia's second largest listed exchange, is cementing its place as a major world centre for trading, according to strong growth figures released on Tuesday. Total securities...
Cayman hits back at 'gloating' Singapore
Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Nicola York
The chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has hit back at claims that the jurisdiction is losing business to Singapore. CISE's Anthony Travers says the suggestion from a Singapore trade...
Interview: Singapore Exchange takes a 'risk angle'
Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Will Henley
The Singapore Exchange's approach to supervision and regulation is essentially "disclosure-based", says Richard Teng, its new head of regulation, with responsibility for issuer regulation, member supervision, market surveillance and enforcement.
Singapore 'following' the City of London
Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
An influential City of London group has insisted that the capital will retain its crown as the world's pre-eminent financial capital, despite pressure from Asian jurisdictions such as...
Competition from new powers is raising the bar
Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 | Chris Cummings
The British government's pledge to remain competitive on tax and regulation has buoyed confidence among businesses that the country is in-step with other jurisdictions around the world, says Chris Cummings, chief executive of TheCityUK.
Singapore banks face 9% equity ratio
Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
Banks in Singapore will have to obey tougher capital standards than those mandated under the Basel III accord, its regulator has confirmed. Lim Hng Kiang, deputy chairman of the Monetary Authority...
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