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Measures needed to ensure a vibrant equity market

Such a market will help Singapore maintain its role as a leading financial hub amid rising regional competition.

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There were 742 companies listed on the Singapore Exchange as at January 2019, down from 782 in 2010. Average daily turnover has fallen to S$1.26 billion in 2018 from around S$1.5 billion to S$1.6 billion in 2010 and 2011.

THE recent announcement by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) of the Grant for Equity Market Singapore (GEMS) and the ongoing financial restructuring by several listed corporates have reignited a debate about the role of equity markets in Singapore's development as a leading financial...

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