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  • US tax reform: impact on multinationals


    Last Reviewed: 17 January 2018 / Submitted: 02 May 2017

    Wide-ranging reforms to US businesses taxes, including the introduction of a 21% tax rate, are predicted to have a significant impact on both outbound and inbound US investment by multinationals.

  • Amendment to the Administrative Procedures for Retail Schemes Restricted access


    Submitted: 16 January 2018

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore will require scheme particulars to be updated at least once a year so as to facilitate its monitoring of the fund industry in Singapore.

  • Financial Services Alerter - December 2017 developments


    Submitted: 16 January 2018

    Issue 119 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Oversight January 2018 - Advertising Guidelines for Retail Funds Amended


    Submitted: 15 January 2018

    This Oversight considers and analyses the changes introduced by the SFC’s new FAQ34A to its FAQs on Advertising Materials of Collective Investment Schemes Authorised under the Product Codes.

  • Oversight January 2018 - SFC Consultation on Major Changes to Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds


    Submitted: 12 January 2018

    This Oversight considers a Consultation Paper on Proposed Amendments to the Code on Units Trusts and Mutual Funds published by the Securities and Futures Commission on 18 December 2017.

  • Podcast 618: Singapore Mediation Act

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 09 January 2018

    Simmons & Simmons partner Mohammed Reza talks to Robert Grant about the Singapore Mediation Act.

  • Amendments to the CIS Code Restricted access


    Submitted: 03 January 2018

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on 10 November 2016 (the Consultation Paper) relating to proposed amendments to the Code on Collective Investment Schemes (CIS Code). The consultation closed on 12 December 2016.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers


    Last Reviewed: 31 December 2017 / Submitted: 10 February 2014

    An overview of the Global LEI System considering some of its practical implications for financial institutions and, in particular, its relationship to the reporting obligations under EMIR including Unique Transaction Identifiers and Unique Product Identifiers.

  • Taxation of the digital economy: further developments


    Last Reviewed: 21 December 2017 / Submitted: 25 September 2017

    The EU Commission and the OECD have both released published documents designed to move forward the debate on the taxation of the digital economy.

  • Taxation of the digital economy: ECOFIN conclusions


    Submitted: 21 December 2017

    ​The European Council has adopted recommendations in relation to taxation of the digital economy as a basis for further international developments.

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