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IMF
Regional Trainers Meet to Discuss Priorities for Asia-Pacific CountriesIMF CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT Countries with strong institutions and skilled civi
Regional Trainers Meet to Discuss Priorities for Asia-Pacific Countries
IMF / Posted 13 hours ago
IMF CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT Countries with strong institutions and skilled civil servants can formulate more effective and robust policies, which contributes to economic... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Friends may turn foe as 1MDB probe unveils embarrassing connections When Swiss authorities weighed in on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)
Friends may turn foe as 1MDB probe unveils embarrassing connections
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 3 days ago
When Swiss authorities weighed in on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigations last week by openly requesting cooperation from Malaysia, Singapore and the United... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
I never asked Swiss A-G to stop 1MDB probe, says Apandi The Malaysian attorney-general has denied asking his Swiss counterpart to dro
I never asked Swiss A-G to stop 1MDB probe, says Apandi
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 5 days ago
The Malaysian attorney-general has denied asking his Swiss counterpart to drop investigations into 1MDB. – Reuters file pic, February 5, 2016.Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali... Read more
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The Star
Singapore banker withdraws request to release funds frozen in 1MDB probeSINGAPORE: In a surprise turn of events, private banker Yak Yew Chee filed an a
Singapore banker withdraws request to release funds frozen in 1MDB probe
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
SINGAPORE: In a surprise turn of events, private banker Yak Yew Chee filed an application on Friday to withdraw his request to the Singapore High Court to release some of about S$10mil (RM29.58mil) in his bank accounts frozen by authorities here as... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
HSBC to transfer business units to Singapore-incorporated entity by MaySINGAPORE: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Singapore branc
HSBC to transfer business units to Singapore-incorporated entity by May
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Singapore branch on Friday (Feb 5) announced its plans to transfer its Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM) business units to a locally incorporated subsidiary by May 9. In a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Maybank in talks to incorporate Singapore operationsSINGAPORE: Malaysian lender Maybank on Thursday (Feb 4) said that it has held t
Maybank in talks to incorporate Singapore operations
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
SINGAPORE: Malaysian lender Maybank on Thursday (Feb 4) said that it has held talks to incorporate its operations in Singapore, and that the city-state "is an important part of the bank’s strategy to continue growing its international business". "We... Read more
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Sarawak Report
What Singapore Knows About 1MDB's Money Trail - Answer: Enough To Really Close The Case3 Feb 2016 Now that Singapore has signalled that it is working with the Swiss
What Singapore Knows About 1MDB's Money Trail - Answer: Enough To Really Close The Case
Sarawak Report / Posted 6 days ago
3 Feb 2016 Now that Singapore has signalled that it is working with the Swiss and US regulators to investigate the suspicious money transfers related to 1MDB, it... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Ringgit slumps on lower oil prices, 1MDB fears Published: 3 February 2016 5:41 PM The ringgit closed 0.3% lower at 4.2203 a
Ringgit slumps on lower oil prices, 1MDB fears
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 7 days ago
Published: 3 February 2016 5:41 PM The ringgit closed 0.3% lower at 4.2203 a dollar in Kuala Lumpur and has dropped 1.6% in two days. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, February 3, 2016.The ringgit... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
More liberal tax regimes, broader incentives among PwC's Budget 2016 recommendationsSINGAPORE: The Government has been actively encouraging entrepreneurship in Sin
More liberal tax regimes, broader incentives among PwC's Budget 2016 recommendations
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Government has been actively encouraging entrepreneurship in Singapore but there is room to do more, said PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Wednesday (Feb 3). "Incentives could be broadened and focused on rewarding growth. Share options... Read more
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Swissinfo
Malaysian minister criticises Swiss authoritiesIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Malaysian minister criticises Swiss authorities
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore court to hear first case related to Government’s 1MDB probeSINGAPORE: The Supreme Court will hear its first legal case arising from the Si
Singapore court to hear first case related to Government’s 1MDB probe
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Supreme Court will hear its first legal case arising from the Singapore Government’s probe into bank accounts possibly linked to Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on Friday morning (Feb 5). Singapore authorities... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Banker’s accounts frozen in Singapore’s 1MDB probe Published: 2 February 2016 8:03 PM Singapore’s central bank and white-collar
Banker’s accounts frozen in Singapore’s 1MDB probe
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 8 days ago
Published: 2 February 2016 8:03 PM Singapore’s central bank and white-collar police said yesterday in response to queries on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) that authorities have seized ‘a large... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Foreign govts raise pressure on Malaysia over scandalsKUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corrupti
Foreign govts raise pressure on Malaysia over scandals
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 8 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corruption scandal, but foreign authorities investigating suspicious global fund flows are making clear the affair is far from over and that the net may be tightening. Malaysia's... Read more
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International Business Times
Malaysia lashes out as Singapore and Switzerland release initial details of probes into state fund What was initially seen as a local corruption scandal has now moved beyond Mala
Malaysia lashes out as Singapore and Switzerland release initial details of probes into state fund
International Business Times / Posted 8 days ago
What was initially seen as a local corruption scandal has now moved beyond Malaysian borders. Both Singapore and Switzerland have muscled in on the investigations over alleged misappropriation from Malaysia state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Ringgit slides with stocks as 1MDB woes come back into focus Published: 2 February 2016 3:25 PM The ringgit has weakened again as analyst
Ringgit slides with stocks as 1MDB woes come back into focus
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 8 days ago
Published: 2 February 2016 3:25 PM The ringgit has weakened again as analysts say the dust from the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) controversy is 'being kicked up all over again'. – The... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Foreign governments pile pressure on Malaysia over financial scandals Published: 2 February 2016 2:43 PM Foreign authorities say investigations in
Foreign governments pile pressure on Malaysia over financial scandals
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 8 days ago
Published: 2 February 2016 2:43 PM Foreign authorities say investigations into financial scandals involving state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) are turning up more... Read more
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Rappler
Foreign governments raise pressure on Malaysia over scandalsA motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Dev
Foreign governments raise pressure on Malaysia over scandals
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia may have absolved its prime... Read more
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Rappler
Singapore seizes bank accounts linked to 1MDB probeThe 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo is seen on a billboard at the fun
Singapore seizes bank accounts linked to 1MDB probe
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
The 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo is seen on a billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange under-development site in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP SINGAPORE – Singapore has seized "a large number of bank... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Singapore says seized bank accounts as part of 1MDB probe Published: 1 February 2016 8:41 PM Malaysian state investor 1Malaysia Develo
Singapore says seized bank accounts as part of 1MDB probe
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 8 days ago
Published: 1 February 2016 8:41 PM Malaysian state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad, whose advisory board is chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been investigated by... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore authorities seize large number of bank accounts amid 1MDB probeSINGAPORE: The Commercial Affairs Department and the Monetary Authority of Sing
Singapore authorities seize large number of bank accounts amid 1MDB probe
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Commercial Affairs Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have seized a "large number" of bank accounts in relation to a probe on Malaysian state fund 1MDB, both said in a joint statement on Monday (Feb 1). Their... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Total bank lending in Singapore declines in DecemberSINGAPORE: Bank lending in Singapore declined in December, from November, as lo
Total bank lending in Singapore declines in December
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: Bank lending in Singapore declined in December, from November, as loans for general commerce and to financial institutions fell, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) showed on Friday (Jan 29). Total loans and advances by... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
MAS may exercise more oversight over SGX in futureSINGAPORE: The Singapore Exchange (SGX) will continue to have regulatory powers
MAS may exercise more oversight over SGX in future
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Exchange (SGX) will continue to have regulatory powers for now, although the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) may exercise more oversight in areas like member supervision and market surveillance in future. Speaking at... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Parliament: Changes proposed to Singapore's banking, tax systemsSINGAPORE: Three Bills were introduced in Parliament on Monday (Jan 25) to make
Parliament: Changes proposed to Singapore's banking, tax systems
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
SINGAPORE: Three Bills were introduced in Parliament on Monday (Jan 25) to make changes to Singapore's banking and tax systems. In a statement on Monday, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said the Banking (Amendment) Bill 2016 is aimed at... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UOB Kay Hian representative punished for insider tradingSINGAPORE: An appointed representative of UOB Kay Hian has been punished for in
UOB Kay Hian representative punished for insider trading
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
SINGAPORE: An appointed representative of UOB Kay Hian has been punished for insider trading in shares, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore on Monday (Jan 25). Mr Wong Teck Kui paid MAS a civil penalty of S$110,000 without court action, and he... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Consumer prices in Singapore fall for 14th straight month in DecemberSINGAPORE: Inflation in Singapore fell 0.6 per cent year-on-year in December, c
Consumer prices in Singapore fall for 14th straight month in December
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
SINGAPORE: Inflation in Singapore fell 0.6 per cent year-on-year in December, compared to 0.8 per cent in November, according to a joint news release from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
‘Good-as-New’ notes campaign gets school boostSINGAPORE: Recycled S$2 notes are just as good as new ones – this is the messag
‘Good-as-New’ notes campaign gets school boost
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
SINGAPORE: Recycled S$2 notes are just as good as new ones – this is the message that 24 students from East View Primary School want to share with their family members and classmates. This is the first time a school is coming on board the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore supports second term for IMF head: MASSINGAPORE: Singapore supports the nomination of International Monetary Fund (IM
Singapore supports second term for IMF head: MAS
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
SINGAPORE: Singapore supports the nomination of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde for a second term, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced in a news release on Sunday (Jan 24). Deputy Prime Minister... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore must not become a ‘yardstick society’: Chan Chun SingSINGAPORE: The “saddest thing” Singaporeans can do for themselves is to become
Singapore must not become a ‘yardstick society’: Chan Chun Sing
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: The “saddest thing” Singaporeans can do for themselves is to become a “yardstick society” where people blindly chase after stereotypical definitions of success, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing on Saturday (Jan... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Banks tap into technology as they prepare for the futureSINGAPORE: Banks in the Republic are gearing up for the future, tapping into te
Banks tap into technology as they prepare for the future
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
SINGAPORE: Banks in the Republic are gearing up for the future, tapping into technology to provide more inclusive services and improve the customer experience. As consumer preferences evolve, lenders said it has led to a shift in demand for new... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Singapore says core central bank policies should not change ‘fundamentally’ Published: 19 January 2016 8:24 PM New data shows Singapore exports fell mor
Singapore says core central bank policies should not change ‘fundamentally’
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 22 days ago
Published: 19 January 2016 8:24 PM New data shows Singapore exports fell more than expected in December as a slump in sales to China deepened. – Reuters pic, January 19,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Creating jobs for Singaporeans the key aim of economic renewal: MinistriesSINGAPORE: With the economy at a turning point, a restructuring of the workforc
Creating jobs for Singaporeans the key aim of economic renewal: Ministries
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
SINGAPORE: With the economy at a turning point, a restructuring of the workforce is needed - and the process starts all the way from pre-school, through to lifelong learning, said Government ministries on Tuesday (Jan 19), in response to President... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
New notes and 'good-as-new' S$2 notes available at banks from Jan 20SINGAPORE: Crisp new notes and “good-as-new” S$2 notes, which are typically use
New notes and 'good-as-new' S$2 notes available at banks from Jan 20
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
SINGAPORE: Crisp new notes and “good-as-new” S$2 notes, which are typically used during Chinese New Year, will be available at retail banks from Wednesday (Jan 20), said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In a news release on Monday, MAS... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
HDB chief says no to popular demands, ‘turkeys’ in urban planningSINGAPORE: When it comes to policymaking, the Government needs to consciously m
HDB chief says no to popular demands, ‘turkeys’ in urban planning
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 25 days ago
SINGAPORE: When it comes to policymaking, the Government needs to consciously make decisions not just by listening to the people, but to also source widely for opinions, Singapore’s former chief architect Liu Thai Ker said. Raising an example from... Read more
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Business Standard India
China allows 6 more foreign institutions into interbank FX marketSix central banks and international financial institutions, including Reserve B
China allows 6 more foreign institutions into interbank FX market
Business Standard India / Posted 28 days ago
Six central banks and international financial institutions, including Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Monetary Authority of Singapore and Bank of International Settlements, are now allowed to trade spot products, forwards, swaps, currency swaps and... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Why Singapore’s central bank unlikely to make another off-cycle policy move Published: 11 January 2016 5:40 PM Singapore's central bank may ease monetar
Why Singapore’s central bank unlikely to make another off-cycle policy move
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 30 days ago
Published: 11 January 2016 5:40 PM Singapore's central bank may ease monetary policy outside its half yearly reviews if oil prices fall more sharply. – Reuters file pic,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's corporate bond market expected to remain resilientSINGAPORE: Amid the turbulence in regional stock markets, Singapore's corporate
Singapore's corporate bond market expected to remain resilient
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
SINGAPORE: Amid the turbulence in regional stock markets, Singapore's corporate bond market is expected to remain fairly resilient, with firms continuing to issue billions of dollars in bonds this year. Trading on Chinese stock markets lasted less... Read more

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