Despite eye-watering returns, there are strong signs that Spacs have reached a tipping point even as Singapore and Hong Kong weigh listings.
The city-state’s imminent review of its corporate governance code is set to address two areas where more disclosure is needed, says David Smith of Aberdeen Asset Management.
Singapore Exchange unveiled SGX Index Edge to target Asian product issuers and investors seeking customised indices amid what it sees as growing momentum for passive exposure.
China says it is studying a new Taipei-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme but the head of Taiwan's financial regulator claims talks have not yet started. He added that a Singapore Connect will be launched on July 1.
China mulls securities licences for banks; Asean to streamline financial offerings; SFC looks at role of investors; Korea regulator boasts of strong PE growth; Ex-StanChart RM gets life ban.
Recent moves by Singapore's bourse should help boost liquidity, says Huw Gronow of Principal Global Investors. Meanwhile, the firm may look to trade equity derivatives and frontier markets.
Iosco launches cross-border consultation; Korea eyes stock market revival; China permits stock options, loosens ABS rules; Singapore to launch corporate bond platform; and US rewards Asian whistleblowers.
As Stock Connect and a trading link between the Lion City and Taiwan looms, Singapore Exchange's head of sales argues that Hong Kong and Taiwan are not really offshore centres for China.
Unveiled at the same time as a decrease in board lot size and minimum share trading price, the short position reporting rule in Singapore could prompt Asian bourses to follow suit.
Following the failure of two recent ventures by Australia Securities Exchange, an executive from the bourse warns that the success of new platforms depends on drawing liquidity together.
China plans pension unification, India cuts FII commercial paper quota, Singapore eyes stock market reform, OECD sets global tax standard and AIFMD engagement seen as surprisingly' low.
New e-trading rules start in Hong Kong, SFC cuts lapse time for approvals, Tiger Asia case ends, US derivatives regulator approves SGX and CFTC allows local compliance.