Month: May 2010

Opacity from MAS concerning some foreign stock counters

Written by Ng E-Jay 28 May 2010 The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been discreetly compelling stock brokers in Singapore to impose trading restrictions on certain foreign stock counters, particularly Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). Affected counters can no longer be purchased. ETNs are senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt securities issued by an underwriting bank. Their […]

Goh Keng Swee leaves behind some unanswered questions

Source: TheStar, 22 May 2010 (Seah Chiang Nee) He engineered Singapore’s industrialisation and overall economy, transforming the country from a squatter city into an affluent, modern city state. Ironically, few Singaporeans under 30 know much about him. AS Singapore continues to search for potential leaders, it is bidding a fond farewell to a brilliant pioneer […]

Young Liberals and Democrats from Asia’s (YLDA) workshop: Building an effective secretariat

By the Singapore Democrats 23 May 2010 The opening day of the Young Liberals and Democrats from Asia’s (YLDA) workshop saw participation from Asian youths representing various political parties and NGOs, including several from Singapore. The first topic of discussion was on the role and structure of an organisation’s secretariat. Workshop participants were required to […]

Dr Goh Keng Swee dies

Source: Straits Times, 14 May 2010 FORMER Deputy Prime Minister and Singapore’s economic architect Goh Keng Swee died early on Friday morning after a long illness. He was 91. Dr Goh Keng Swee will be remembered, above all, for his role as one of the prime architects of Singapore’s economic success. Many of the key […]

John Tan: SDP and PKR must come together more

By the Singapore Democrats 13 May 2010 The SDP attended a fund-raising dinner organised by the Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party) in Johor Bahru last weekend. It was a huge affair attended by more than 1,000 guests, including party leaders such as Messrs Anwar Ibrahim and Chua Jui Meng, Malaysia’s former health minister. SDP’s […]

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