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2015 TITLE
January MAS Takes Enforcement Actions Against Banks For Regulatory Breaches
February MAS Proposes Amendments To The Banking Act
March MAS Encourages The Use Of Plain English In Prospectus
April Proposed Legislative Amendments To The Securities And Futures Act
May MAS Seeks To Facilitate Securities-Based Crowdfunding In Singapore
June The MAS Issues Revised Notice 626 On The Prevention Of Money Laundering And Countering The Financing Of Terrorism – Banks
July Proposed Regulatory Framework For Capital Markets Intermediaries Dealing In Over-The-Counter (Otc) Derivatives Contracts
August SIC Proposes Revisions To The Singapore Code On Take-Overs And Mergers
September MAS Proposes Regulations For The Mandatory Clearing Of Derivatives Contracts
October Proposed Amendments To The Securities And Futures Act (Part XII & Section 324)
November ABS Encourages Responsible Financing
December MAS Proposes Amendments To MAS Notice On Prevention Of Money Laundering And Countering The Financing Of Terrorism – Holders Of Stored Value Facilities
2014 TITLE
March SGX’S New Measures To Heighten Market Surveiliance
April After The October 2013 Penny Stock Crash: Proposed Measures To Promote Orderly Trading And Responsible Investing
May MAS To Regulate Virtual Currency Intermediaries
June Singapore Court Of Appeal’s Latest Ruling On Directors’ Liability For Making Irregular Payments Out Of Company’s Funds For The Purpose Of Securing Business For The Company
July SGX Proposes New Regulatory Framework For Secondary Listings
August Implementations By MAS And SGX To Improve Securities Market Structure And Practices
October New Edition Of Guidebook For Audit Committees
November Proposed Changes To Improve Regulatory Regime Governing REIT Market
December Proposed Amendments To Risk Based Capital Adequacy Requirements For Singapore-Incorporated Merchant Banks
2013 TITLE
January The Revised Global Investor Programme
February Open Auction: A New Way To Do M&A?
March New Short-Selling Disclosure To Increase Market Transparency
April Consultation On Amendments To The Monetary Authority Of Singapore Act (“MAS Act”)
May MAS Consults The Public On The Recommendations Of The Financial Advisory Industry Review
June Common Disclosure Standards For ASEAN Securities
July Company Law Reform – Draft Companies (Amendment) Bill 2013
August SIBOR Scandal And Proposed Regulatory Framework For Financial Benchmarks
September Suing The Pied Piper The Legality Of The Research Report Which Halved China Minzhong’s Share Price
October New Mainboard Listing Rules For Mineral, Oil And Gas Companies
2012 TITLE
January MOFCOM Approves Nestlé’s Acquisition Of Hsu Fu Chi International Limited
February Bidding Farewell To A listed Status Via A Scheme Of Arrangement
March Final Recommendations On The Proposed Revisions To The Code Of Corporate Governance
April New Group-Wide Regulatory Supervision For Banks And Insurance Companies
May Singapore Code On Takeovers And Mergers Revised
June New SGX’s Listing Rules: Directors To Provide A Clean Bill Of Health Of The Issuer?
July Perpetual Bonds: A Permanent Feature Of The Singapore Debt Market?
August SGX Proposes Stringent New Mainboard Rules For Mineral, Oil And Gas Companies
September Dual Listings – The Preferred Trend In Singapore ?
October Independent Directors: An Endangered Species? Observations On Airocean
November Recent Case Update: Validity Of Agreement To “Negotiate In Good Faith”
December Simplifies And Enhances Requirements On Disclosure Of Interests In Listed Entities
2011 TITLE
January A New Year with New SGX Rules
February Public Consultation On The Review Of The Business Registration Act
March SGX’s Catalist Opens Door To Early Stage Mineral, Oil And Gas Companies
April The Future Of Corporate Governance For Financial Institutions In Singapore
May Singapore Proposes Regulation Of Credit Rating Agencies
June Revised Code on Collective Investment Schemes (CIS)
July Launch of Private Banking Code of Conduct
August The Right Approach In Developing Islamic Finance In Singapore
September Proposed Implementation of Circuit Breakers for Securities Market
October Public Consultation on the Review of the Companies Act and the Proposed Changes to the Regulatory Framework on Foreign Entities in Singapore
November Nestlé’s Acquisition of 60 percent Interest in HFC for SGD2.1 billion: A Notable Scheme of Arrangement in Singapore
December SGX Enhanced Listing Rules to Strengthen Corporate Governance Practice
2010 TITLE
January Implementation of ASEAN and Plus Standards Scheme for Offer of
Investments in Singapore
February Proposed Introduction of Catalist Listing Rules for Mineral, Oil and Gas Companies
March SGX proposes new Mainboard listing criteria and introduction of SPACs
April Islamic Finance in Singapore
May Singapore receives boosts in fertility for growth of mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) – M&A Allowance and remission of stamp duty for Qualifying M&A Deals entered into from 1 April 2010
June Recent Changes to the Securities and Futures Act (Cap 289) (“the Act”)
July Acra’s New Initiatives To Encourage Voluntary Compliance Amongst
August Joint Effort Of Sgx And Acra In Providing Guidance To Audit Committees
September Singapore GOING GREEN!
October Proposed Policy Statement And Guide To Sustainability Reporting For Listed Companies
November Singapore Exchange Launches Adrs, Brings Us-Listed Asian Companies To Asia
December Carbon Market in Singapore
2009 TITLE
January SGX Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Penalty Framework for Non-Delivery of Securities
February Growth of Islamic Finance
March Singapore Exchange introduces new business continuity rules
April New Securities Listing Rules to Heighten Market Efficiency
May Regulatory Aspects of Islamic Financing – Murabaha
June Guidelines on Fair Dealing for Financial Institutions
July MAS issues consultation paper proposing changes to the Securities and Futures Regulations for restricted investment scheme
August Guidelines on the Application of Banking Regulations to Islamic Banking
September Dual listings pact to strengthen capital markets in Singapore and Norway
October Review of Singapore Companies Act
November Reverse Takeover – An attractive shortcut?
December The First Exchange-Backed Dark Pool in Asia Pacific
2008 TITLE
January Catalist, A Sponsor-supervised Listing Platform on SGX
February Legislative Amendments to Unsecured Credit Rules by MAS and Ministry of Law
March Establishment of Audit Committee Guidance Committee (“ACGC”)
April SGX and “Watch-List”
May Responsibility of Board and Financial Advisers in Assessing Acquisitions involving Profit Guarantees
June Singapore Exchange Opens Beijing Representative Office
July Proposed Exemption from Section 31 Banking Act for Stabilising Activities
August SGX Amends CDP Rules to Admit Banks as Clearing Members of Its Securities Market
September SPH, SGX and FTSE Launch New FTSE ST China Top Index
October Prolonged Suspension not in Interest of Shareholders and Market
November Transition Measures for Catalist Non-Sponsored Companies
December Unique Entity Number (“UEN”) Brings Convenience to Entities
2007 TITLE
January Corporate Governance & Amendments to the Singapore Listing Rules (Part 4)
February Corporate Governance & Amendments to the Singapore Listing Rules (Part 5)
April Corporate Governance: Whistle-blowing Policy
May Revised Takeover Code, Effective From 1 April 2007
June MAS Issues Monograph on Supervisory Framework for Financial Institutions
July Take-over code to apply to REITs
August Corporate Governance Review
September Life Insurance – Enhanced Framework
October New Listing Rules
November The Monetary Authority of Singapore invites comments on proposed changes to the Securities and Futures Act, Financial Advisers Act, Securities and Futures (Amendment) Bill 2007 and Financial Advisers (Amendment) Bill 2007. (Part 1)
December The Monetary Authority of Singapore invites comments on proposed changes to the Securities and Futures Act, Financial Advisers Act, Securities and Futures (Amendment) Bill 2007 and Financial Advisers (Amendment) Bill 2007. (Part 2)