The two exchanges will share information and best practices relating to product development, market operations, and other areas of common interest.
The move is expected to release about $3.7mn of liquidity into the banking system. BNM has also cut its overnight policy rate to the lowest level since 2009.
Operators of e-wallet or e-payment applications can register with the SC and partner with capital markets licence holders to distribute investment products to investors.
Effective from 4 May, advertisers of capital markets products and services are no longer required to submit their advertisement materials to the SC for approval.
The initial version of BNM's FAQs appeared to suggest that no extra interest would be charged on hire-purchase loans under deferment, but a revised illustration shows interest can accrue.
The flexibilities are aimed at easing the fundraising process for MSMEs as well as small and mid-cap companies, making it more cost-effective and reducing time to market.
The short-selling suspension will now last until 30 June 2020, to ensure to manage risks and mitigate any excessive speculative activities.
Listed issuers will be required to offer shareholders electronic options to subscribe for rights shares, exercise convertible securities and participate in dividend reinvestment schemes.
The group was found to be impersonating successful investors and using WeChat and QQ group chats to lure mainland victims into investing.
Listed issuers are allowed to increase the general mandate threshold for new securities issues from the existing 10% to 20% of the total number of issued shares.