MAS to further open Sing $ swap market from Mar 1

The Monetary Authority of Singapore said on Feb 15, 2001 it will further open the Sing dollar swap market to offshore banks keen to engage in transactions with non-banks to boost liquidity in the wider bond market. Koh Yong Guan, managing director of the central bank, said in a speech at the DBS Singapore Dollar Bond conference that the new regime would take effect from March 1, 2001.

Banks are now restricted in terms of purpose and value of the swap transactions. Koh also said banks would no

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