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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sees a positive momentum in economic growth around the world, with global trade recovering, a more entrenched economic expansion in the US, recovery in domestic demand in the eurozone, and a steady growth path from China.

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MND increases land supply for private homes in H2 2017

The government will release land for up to 8,125 private residential units (including executive condo units) and 83,590 square metres gross floor area (GFA) of commercial space on both confirmed and reserve lists in the second half of this year.


MAS, Danish FSA sign fintech cooperation deal

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) signed a financial technology cooperation agreement which aims to help fintech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other's markets.


G-20 taskforce issues climate-related disclosure guidelines

A taskforce for the G-20's Financial Stability Board (FSB) has issued its final recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures, giving a nod to different levels of materiality for different companies, and emphasising harmony with countries' own reporting frameworks.


Keppel DC Reit tops first governance index for Reits and trusts

Keppel DC Reit, Parkway Life Reit, Soilbuild Business Space Reit, AIMS AMP Capital Industrial Reit and Starhill Global Reit have emerged tops - in that order - in the first-ever published corporate governance rankings for real estate investment trusts (Reits) and business trusts (BTs) here.


Canada's export credit agency opens branch in Singapore

Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's export credit agency, recently opened its first global branch outside Canada in Singapore to help grow its business in China.


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Singapore stocks finish higher; STI jumps 1.3%

On Thursday, the eve of the final day of the second quarter, the Straits Times Index managed an impressive 42.95 points or 1.3 per cent jump to 3,258.65 as buyers drew inspiration from a large overnight rally on Wall Street.

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