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Singapore boosts insurer resolution powers
Tuesday 12 Apr 2011 | Will Henley
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is to be handed increased powers to deal with failing insurers, under new legislation approved yesterday. Lim Hng Kiang, industry minister, assured...
Conduct code for Singapore private banks
Wednesday 6 Apr 2011 | Will Henley
Private banks in Singapore will have to adhere to new ethics standards under a code of conduct launched today. The self-regulatory code applies to all financial institutions and their staff and...
Aus cites 'national interest' in rejecting SGX
Wednesday 6 Apr 2011 | Will Henley
The Australian government has insisted it is right to consider blocking a takeover of the country's stock exchange by the Singapore Exchange. Deputy prime minister and treasurer Wayne Swan...
London king of sovereign wealth funds
Wednesday 30 Mar 2011 | Andrew Hickley
London is in "pole position" to attract a growing share of sovereign wealth fund investment, according to a new report. Estimating that SWFs held assets worth a record $4.2tn (€2.98tn) under...
Singapore to tighten the leash on CRAs
Wednesday 23 Mar 2011 | Will Henley
Credit rating agencies operating in Singapore are set to face new curbs under consultation proposals announced today. The Monetary Authority of Singapore says it wants agencies to be fully licensed...
Singapore insurers must improve corp gov
Monday 21 Mar 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The insurance executive director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore has encouraged firms to improve their corporate governance to manage a promising but tricky atmosphere for insurers. ...
Warning as London tops financial city list
Monday 21 Mar 2011 | Will Henley
London has retained its crown as the world's premier financial centre despite fears of a clampdown on banking institutions, according to a major survey. The UK capital beat New York, Hong Kong and...
Crisis gives Hong Kong 'extraordinary opps'
Monday 17 Jan 2011 | Andrew Naylor
The chief executive of the Government of the Hong Kong has called on the Asia Pacific region to grasp the opportunities of the new economic order. Speaking at this year's Asia Financial forum in...
In Conversation: Hong Kong's John Tsang
Tuesday 5 Oct 2010 | Will Henley
Hong Kong is focused on "cross-boundary cooperation" and strengthening protection for investors, insists financial secretary John Tsang Chun-wah in conversation this week at the UK's London School of Economics.
Emerging markets will have their day
Friday 24 Sep 2010 | Nicolas Veron
Bruegel senior fellow Nicolas Veron says emerging economies are creeping up the financial league tables after the fall-out of the financial crisis. The rise of emerging economies has long been recognised as a defining feature of our times when it comes to trade, manufacturing, and an increasing range of services businesses.
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