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Building trust through proper continuous disclosure

The ultimate aim of continuous disclosure is to build a market that operates a level playing field and is one that everyone can trust.

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"Ours is a disclosure-based regime. Without proper disclosures, there can be no good governance, no trust in companies and no confidence in our markets," said Mr Tan Boon Gin, then SGX's chief regulatory officer, in his 2016 Singapore Institute of Directors speech.

WHEN the Singapore Exchange (SGX) relaxed its rules for quarterly reporting in January, it simultaneously said it was strengthening its continuous disclosure requirements.

The move to do away with mandatory reporting every three months was - not surprisingly - almost unanimously welcomed...