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Singapore not rushing to regulate cryptocurrencies: MAS

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday reiterated that Singapore would be slow to regulate cryptocurrencies - a move that industry players said could actually be good for the growth...

Singapore partners Hong Kong to boost fintech development

FINTECH ties between Singapore and Hong Kong have been given a shot in the arm with a new agreement which promises to strengthen cooperation and boost innovation in financial technology (fintech)...

Faster approvals and lower requirements for venture capital managers start today: MAS

SINGAPORE - New relaxed rules for managers of venture capital (VC) funds, meant to boost start-ups' access to capital, will take effect immediately, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)...

Local banks shutting our accounts, say cryptocurrency firms

CRYPTOCURRENCY firms in Singapore are crying foul against what they see as an indiscriminate closing of their bank accounts by local banks, which has rendered many of these "blockchain disruptors"...

Economists maintain Singapore's 2017 GDP forecast at 2.5% but lopsided growth seen worsening

SINGAPORE - Private sector economists polled by Singapore's central bank maintained their 2017 growth forecast for the Singapore economy at 2.5 per cent but this headline number masks a deepening...

Natural Cool Holdings' managing director assists with investigation

THE board of Natural Cool Holdings on Saturday said in a filing to the bourse operator that its managing director, Wong Leon Keat, had met the Monetary Authority of Singapore to assist in an...

Analysts raise Singapore's 2017 growth forecast to 2.5% from 2.3%: MAS survey

SINGAPORE - Analysts have raised their growth forecast for Singapore's economy this year to 2.5 per cent, up from 2.3 per cent, according to a quarterly survey released by the Monetary Authority...

Path clear for ‘robo- advisers’ in financial services

Investors could soon be getting financial tips from so-called "robo-advisers" that offer financial advice or portfolio management services - often at cheaper rates than their human counterparts...

Quick takes: MAS may extend neutral S$ policy stance to October 2017

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Thursday it would retain the neutral policy stance of zero per cent appreciation of the S$NEER (Singapore dollar nominal effective exchange rate),...

MAS keeps S$ policy band at neutral for an extended period

SINGAPORE'S central bank opted to keep its neutral policy stance of zero per cent appreciation of the S$NEER (Singapore dollar nominal effective exchange rate), adding that such a stance is needed...