The MAS has received indications of interest for bitcoin and ether derivatives, regulated under the SFA, to be made available to investors in Singapore.
DBS becomes the newest of 101 financial institutions to adopt the ‘Equator Principles’, a globally recognised framework for determining, assessing and managing environment and social risk in project finance.
Singapore is still rated 'partially compliant' on three FATF Recommendations for technical compliance, and will remain in enhanced follow-up.
Regulators and FIs alike have an important part to play to build trust in the financial industry, MAS deputy managing director Ong Chong Tee said in a speech on Saturday.
The MAS penalty follows similar action taken against UBS by the Hong Kong SFC to penalise the bank and demand compensation for clients that were overcharged over a ten-year period.
APAC’s data intensive regulatory environment is making it increasingly important for banks to adopt a strategic data framework, say Swati Kothari and Jackielou Imperial at Wolters Kluwer.
The trial will make use of tokenised securities and smart contracts over a permissioned ledger to streamline bond issuance and servicing workflows.
The KYC Utility project was shelved last year after the setup costs were deemed to be too high. This time, the MAS will look at “less costly” technology architecture.
The new 'Veritas' framework aims to improve internal governance among financial institutions around their solutions driven by artificial intelligence and data analytics.