Singapore offers a very advantageous environment for foreign companies wanting to trade on the city-state’s capital markets. The Monetary Authority of Singapore is the main regulator for foreign investors applying for a capital market service license. In order to obtain such license, the following legislation must be complied with:
The SGX-ST is the main Stock Exchange in Singapore which also falls under the supervision of the Monetary Authority. For details about listing companies on the SGX you can refer to our law firm in Singapore.
The regulations in Singapore provides for the following types of capital markets:
In order to list a Singapore company on the equity market at least one of the following requirements must be fulfilled:
The Singapore Stock Exchange does not impose any minimum quantitative entry requirements.
Foreign companies wanting to enter the Singapore capital markets must have at least 500 shareholders. The minimum post-invitation share capital required to list the company on the Stock Exchange is:
Foreign companies wanting to list their shares on the SGX must have at least two independent Singapore directors.
If you need help with the capital market service license application, please contact our lawyers in Singapore.
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