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Singapore Exchange becomes the first major Asian exchange to offer SPAC listings

The dawn of the SGX SPAC: Singapore Exchange becomes the first major Asian exchange to offer SPAC listings

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has just announced new rules that will enable Special Acquisition Companies (SPAC) listings, effective 3 September 2021.

03 September 2021

China's Carbon Goals

China is poised to rollout a new national emissions trading scheme market demonstrating that China is committed to mitigating climate change.

03 June 2021

LIBOR cessation: demystifying the switch to risk-free rates

It’s official. On 5 March 2021 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that all LIBOR settings will either cease to be published by any administrator...

09 March 2021

Updates for State of Emergency in Myanmar

Following the declaration of the state of emergency, the situation in Myanmar remains fluid.

01 March 2021

Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

Emerging trends in co-investing alongside funds in Asia

Offering co-investment opportunities to certain fund investors is a key trend for fund sponsors in establishing alternative investment funds.

25 June 2018

The CRS is almost here - are you prepared?

Before 1 July 2017, entities need to determine whether they are characterised as “Reporting Financial Institutions” under the OECD Common Reporting Standard.

05 May 2017
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New update to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA)

This article highlights the key amendments including changes relevant to the financial services, e-commerce and telecommunications sectors etc.

19 October 2016

CRS gaining momentum: Singapore and Australia to exchange information on residents’ financial accounts to combat tax evasion

Singapore signs its first Competent Authority Agreement under the OECD Common Reporting Standard, with Australia.

09 September 2016

Case Study: GRAM’s takeover of PanAust Limited - An audacious acquisition

One of the most audacious Chinese offshore investments of 2015: the takeover of ASX-listed PanAust by Chinese provincial SOE, Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co.

25 July 2016
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China's 13th Five Year Plan: the land of opportunity

China's 13th Five Year Plan has significant implications for businesses in China and around the world across key sectors.

14 April 2016

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