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Could Singapore break the brokerage business model?
Thursday 9 Jun 2011 | James Goad
With the arrival of a new code of conduct for the private banking industry in Singapore, the jurisdiction is now seen as a benchmark for wealth management, writes James Goad, joint managing director of Owen James Group.
Changing gears: Life insurance and technology
Tuesday 7 Jun 2011 | Stefanie Tay
The technological revolution in Asia is a game-changing force for its life insurance industry, writes Stefanie Tay, chief operations officer for AXA Life Insurance, Singapore.
OECD: Singapore must extend tax deals
Tuesday 7 Jun 2011 | Nicola York
Singapore must update and extend its network of exchange of information agreements in order to meet national standards on taxation. In the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's...
Singapore: the star of the East rises
Tuesday 7 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
Singapore, which went through rapid growth in the 1980s to become one of Asia's premier financial centres, may be on the cusp of transforming into a truly global financial capital. Will Henley reports.
SGX overhauls corp governance rules
Thursday 2 Jun 2011 | Nicola York
The Singapore Exchange is proposing to overhaul its listing rules on corporate governance practice which includes plans to introduce voting by poll at annual general meetings. SGX is aiming to...
Move to boost price discovery by SGX
Wednesday 1 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
The Singapore Exchange has unveiled plans to change rules covering pre-opening and pre-closing routines in the securities market. The SGX said that the proposals, together with plans to reduce the...
SGX to be first Asian FX forward clearer
Wednesday 1 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
The Singapore Exchange has announced that it intends to become the world's first exchange to clear non-deliverable Asian foreign exchange forwards. The SGX said today that the move, beginning from...
Tharman is new Singapore MAS chair
US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner and Tharman Shanmugaratnam (right) Monday 23 May 2011 | Will Henley
Singapore finance minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has extended his influence over the city-state's regulatory affairs after being appointed chairman of the Monetary Authority. The two-year...
Swan: Wall St unmoved by SGX rejection
Thursday 21 Apr 2011 | Will Henley
The Australia government was right to block a proposed takeover of the Australian Stock Exchange by Singapore, Wayne Swan has said. The deputy prime minister and treasurer, speaking in Brisbane on...
Aus govt plans new regulation centre
Monday 18 Apr 2011 | Will Henley
The Australian government is moving ahead with plans to set up its own multimillion dollar think tank dedicated to international financial regulation. Treasury minister Bill Shorten on Monday...
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