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Singapore embraces fintech to stay ahead

LET it be known that Singapore knows how to get things done.

Singapore plays fintech evangelist on global mission

IN TWO short years, Singapore has zipped into pole position in the fintech space, challenging rivals such as London in drawing intellectual and funding capital into the city-state with its open...

Singapore mulls putting ICOs in regulatory sandbox

SINGAPORE regulators are open to having initial coin offerings (ICOs) sold through a regulatory sandbox, said a senior officer from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) at a fintech event this...

How one Singaporean is helping to build an international financial centre overseas

THERE is no shortage of first moves when it comes to the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), a tax-free financial centre in the Emirates set up just two years ago that is key to the United Arab...

Cryptocurrency fracas spotlights risks in opaque space

NEWS this month that at least one cryptocurrency firm has had its Singapore banking account closed has led to whispers that Singapore is unilaterally shutting its doors to cryptocurrency companies...

Many recipes but Singapore's cashless appetite still not sated

TOO many cooks are spoiling the broth in Singapore's pursuit of a cashless society. Competition among e-payment players will improve user experience, certainly, but Singapore does not need another...

Singapore, Chongqing explore new frontiers for financial connectivity, innovation

FINANCIAL regulators and private-sector participants from Singapore and Chongqing took discussions on financial collaboration between the two cities to a higher level on Monday at the second...

Singapore looks into common QR code for cashless payments

BY the end of this year, Singapore may have a common quick-response (QR) code through which users can make payments by just scanning those squiggly squares with their smartphones.

Taskforce set up to develop a common QR code for Singapore

AN industry taskforce, co-led by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) as well as banks and other agencies, will look into...

New Payments Council to plot S'pore's cashless drive

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has roped in representatives from several tech companies into its newly formed payments council, as its members look at how to build a cashless society in...