Tag: Singapore FX

April 22, 2014 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

Singapore courts wealthy Brunei as commercial ally in prominent APAC region

Asia's largest FX center, Singapore, embraces free market-style currency interchangeability and majors on market commonality as it enters an MOU with Brunei The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on bilateral cooperation. Brunei, a Kingdom located in South East Asia, whilst not well…

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March 30, 2014 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

CFTC spares Singapore Exchange's clearing division an enforcement - but for how long?

The global drive among national regulators to work together toward standardizing trade clearing methodology continues, as the CFTC defers enforcement action against SGX-DC The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) issued a time-limited no-action letter to the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Clearing Limited (SGX-DC) on Friday last week, as Singapore readies…

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March 25, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Singapore surging to take on more offshore RMB

Hong Kong became the first offshore yuan trading hub in 2004, followed by London in 2011 According to the latest SWIFT RMB Tracker (February 2014), the top offshore RMB hub remains London (excluding Hong Kong and Mainland China). Singapore is right behind London in weight and rank and is gaining volume. Singapore yuan clearing volume…

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March 18, 2014 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

MAS Highlights Intention To Regulate Virtual Currency Intermediaries

Monetary Authority of Singapore sets forth regulatory stance on virtual currency intermediaries, hinting at the nation's acceptance of Bitcoin as a viable tender How to regulate the unregulatable, that is the conundrum. Amid the continual attempts by various governmental departments worldwide during recent times to place controls on the usage, trading and flow of virtual…

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November 27, 2012 BY Gerald Segal

Singapore sees decline in number of FX traders

Investment Trends report blames increased regulation. The number of traders in the Singapore FX market has declined this year to 20,000 from 25,000 in 2011, a decrease of 20%, according to a new report by Australia-based financial research firm Investment Trends (to download the report summary click here). Singapore market share: Despite the decrease, Singapore remains…

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