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MAS can give much needed boost to Singapore equity markets

The Singapore Exchange faces structural headwinds as well as a lack of liquidity. MAS-based equity investments can help revitalise it amid intensifying competition from regional rivals.

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MAS could emulate the Bank of Japan, establishing money trusts with Singapore banks to purchase beneficiary interests in index-linked mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) should consider emulating the equity investment strategies of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and Swiss National Bank if it seeks to revitalise Singapore's troubled equity capital markets, amid concerns about their future.

Since the global financial...

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