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WFE Focus April 2011

Bursa Malaysia amends listing requirements and introduces corporate disclosure guide

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote high standards of corporate disclosure, Bursa Malaysia has made various amendments to its listing requirements and introduced a Corporate Disclosure Guide (CD Guide) aimed at assisting listed issuers elevate their standards of disclosure. High standards of disclosure are a value proposition that can enhance a listed issuer’s investability.

Singapore Exchange enhances listing rules to strengthen corporate governance practice

The Singapore Exchange amended its listing rules to strengthen corporate governance practices and foster greater corporate disclosure. These amendments are undertaken to keep abreast of the challenges and developments of the industry and are part of SGX’s ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of the marketplace. The amendments are effective from 29 September 2011 and will apply to the Main Board listing rules, and to the Catalist rules where applicable.

Stock Exchange of Thailand joins with four banks for SWIFT’s corporate actions service

The Stock Exchange of Thailand announces the first collaboration of its new post-trade service with four leading banks in which they agree to send corporate action news via SWIFT messages starting from this month. SWIFT’s Corporate Actions solution is the format used for transmitting information of listed firms to depository participants directly. It enables members, including custodian banks, to directly receive information and data from firms with accuracy, speed, and timeliness in term of straight-through processing (STP).

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