MAS issues Response to feedback on Parts 3 and 4 of consultation paper on changes to SFA, FAA and TCA

The paper proposed changes to enhance MAS’ supervisory powers and strengthen business conduct requirements for financial institutions regulated under these Acts.

SGX to launch new FX solution with innovative flexible features

SGX FlexC FX Futures, a new FX solution which will offer market participants the ability to trade customisable FX futures in an OTC manner, is targeted to be launched on 27 Aug.

Changes to SFA and FAA regulations relating to capital markets products, product highlights sheets, fair and balanced advertisements and overseas investors exemption

In Sep and Oct 2013, MAS consulted on draft versions of the regulations to support the amendments to the SFA. On 8 Jun 18, MAS released its response to the feedback received from the consultation.

SIC consults on amendments to clarify application of take-over code to companies with dual class share structures

SIC consults on amendments to clarify application of take-over code to companies with dual class share structures

The Securities Industry Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers to take into account the SGX's new listing framework. Consultation closes on 17 Aug 18.

HG Metal Manufacturing Ltd v Gayathri Steels Pte Ltd and others [2017] SGHC 284

Credit and security — Guarantees and indemnities

SGX introduces framework for dual class share listings

Amendments to the Mainboard Rules took effect on 26 June 2018. This update takes a look at the key features of the Framework.

MAS consults on revision to misconduct reporting requirements and proposals to mandate reference checks for representatives

This note provides an overview of the MAS’ proposals, the key issues which may arise on their practical implementation and an international comparison with equivalent regimes in the U.K and Hong Kong.

MAS issues FAQs relating to product definitions and regulated activities under SFA and FAA pursuant to upcoming changes in the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Act 2017

The 2017 Amendment Act will, among other things, implement the regulatory regimes for market operators and market intermediaries for over-the-counter derivatives.

Can cryptographic tokens be used to secure your next loan?

This article explores the possibility of using cryptographic tokens to provide security for loans and other business transactions.

Letters of Credit – Issuing Bank vs Confirming Bank (Deutsche Bank AG v CIMB Bank Bhd)

In Deutsche Bank AG v CIMB Bank Bhd [2017] EWHC 3380 (Comm), the judge had to decide on what was a sufficient signature according to the requirements of the letters of credit and whether there was timely presentation.

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