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MAS Annual Report
- MAS sees positive momentum in economic growth
- Property cooling measures to stay: MAS
- MAS says 1MDB-linked penalties heavy enough
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
The STI Today
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.