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Consultation Paper on Recommendations of the Corporate Governance Council

The Corporate Governance Council ("Council") recommends revisions to the Code of Corporate Governance ("Code") to ensure that it remains effective and relevant, and continues to support business growth and innovation. Arising from the Council’s recommendations, the Singapore Exchange Limited (“SGX”) is proposing amendmen ...
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Consultation Paper on Execution of Customers’ Orders

The Monetary Authority of Singapore invites comments from all financial institutions and other interested parties on the proposed Notice SFA02-NXX on Execution of Customers' Orders and guidelines.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Fees Revision on Applications for Plans Approval of Building Works

The fee on the application for approval of the plans of building works has been revised to reflect the increased cost of processing the application.
Date: 10 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Consultation Paper on Changes to the Notification Requirements in relation to Representatives serving only Non-Retail Customers

The Representative Notification Framework (RNF) was introduced to allow Financial Institutions (FIs) to lodge notifications with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for their representatives conducting regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act. MAS proposes to streamline the RNF framework an ...
Date: 25 September 2017; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Registers of Nominee Directors Guidance for Companies

The new version of this Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of nominee directors.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers - Guidance for Limited Liability Partnerships

This new version of the Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help LLPs understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers Guidance for Foreign Companies

The new version of the Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help foreign companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers - Guidance for Companies

This revised Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Rules of Origin for Exports to Turkey under TRSFTA

The Circular outlines the Rules of Origin requirements and operational procedures for exports of Singapore-Originating goods claiming preferential tariff treatment in the Republic of Turkey under the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (TRSFTA). Circular No. 12/2017
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Operational Procedures for Imports from the Republic of Turkey Under TRSFTA

Circular outlines the procedures for claiming preferential tariff treatment on originating goods from the Republic of Turkey under the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (TRSFTA). Circular No. 13/2017
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

National Trade Platform

The National Trade Platform (NTP) aims to be the one-stop trade information management system for companies in the trade and logistics industries and adjacent sectors such as trade finance. Notice No. 12/2017
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter Financing of Terrorism Guidelines for Registered Filing Agents

The Guidelines for Registered Filing Agents (RFA) have been updated to better guide RFAs in complying with regulatory requirements under the enhanced regulatory regime for Corporate Service Providers. The objective of these Guidelines is to aid Filing Agents in their understanding of their obligations under Part VIA of the ACRA Act and Part II ...
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Changes to the Strategic Goods Control List

Circular No: 08/2017
Date: 07 July 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Registers of Nominee Directors Guidance for Companies

This Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority ("ACRA") to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of nominee directors.
Date: 25 April 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers Guidance for Limited Liability Partnerships

This Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority ACRA) to help LLPs understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 25 April 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of registrable Controllers Guidance for Foreign Companies

This Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help foreign companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 25 April 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Import of Small Mammals to Singapore

AV 16.01.006.0010; 12 May 2017
Date: 12 May 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Building Owners to regularly inspect and maintain Buildings’ Exterior Features

This advisory serves to remind building owners to carry out regular maintenance and inspection of the exterior features used on the exterior of buildings. APPBMSMA-2017-02; 1 May 2017.
Date: 01 May 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Reminder to convert Share Warrants to Registered Shares by 1 July 2017

Bearers of share warrants [1] (commonly referred to as bearer shares) are reminded [2] to surrender the warrants for cancellation and have their names entered in the register of members of the issuing companies before 1 July 2017, if they have not already done so. Outstanding warrants that are not surrendered by 1 July 2017 will be cancelled by the ...
Date: 03 May 2017; Type: Press Release; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Guide to help Investors gain Deeper Insights into Listed Companies' Financial Statements and their Audit Processes

The Accounting Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) have jointly produced a guide to help investors better engage company directors, management and auditors. This Guide aims to provide basic and practical guidance for retail investors ...
Date: 08 May 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Three New Judicial Commissioners of High Court appointed

Tan Puay Boon, Mavis Chionh and Ang Cheng Hock have been appointed as the Judicial Commissioners of the High Court by the President Halimah Yacob.

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Singapore must help shape International Law: Indranee

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah urged that Singapore must actively help to shape International Law as its impact on domestic economic and social life will continue to grow.

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Experts from Asia affirm Need to push towards Convergence of Legal Frameworks to facilitate Cross-Border Data Flows

Singapore, Feb 7 - For the first time in Asia, representatives from government, data protection regulators, industry and the legal community across 19 countries met to discuss how to achieve a common Asian framework to share and transfer information across international borders.

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MAS Encourages Financial Institutions to use Technology to On-board Customers more Efficiently

Singapore, Feb 7 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a new guidance to financial institutions (FIs) on the use of innovative technology solutions to facilitate safe, non-face-to-face customer on-boarding.

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State Courts launch Online Filing for Neighbour Disputes

The second phase of the State Courts’ Community Justice and Tribunals System (CJTS) was launched by the Community Justice and Tribunals Division (CJTD) today.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Law Society seeks to boost Gender Diversity

In a move to boost gender diversity in the legal industry, the Law Society has formed a task force to look at women-in-workplace issues like mentoring and office harassment.

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New Programme to help Legal Sector go Global

A new programme, Lawyers Go Global, was launched recently to help Singapore law firms take their practice abroad with overseas mission trips, training and marketing.

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Singapore Top Asian Nation in Rule of Law Ranking, and 13th globally

Singapore is ranked thirteenth globally and also became the top Asian nation out of 113 countries in the Rule of Law Index compiled by the World Justice Project, an independent advocacy group based in the United States.

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