MAS seeks to widen retail access to Singapore bond market

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) wants to "make it easier" for retail investors to buy corporate bonds by "streamlining" the country's regulatory regime.

In a consultation paper released earlier this week, the central bank proposed exempting bond issuers "with a strong credit profile" from some of the bureaucracy involved in offering securities to retail investors.

"In recent years, MAS has observed growing retail interest in fixed income products such as plain vanilla corporate bonds,"

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