Agility updates: Diversifying forms of Singapore capital market development in the second half of 2021

Agility updates: Diversifying forms of Singapore capital market development in the second half of 2021

As an international financial hub, Singapore has overcome challenges and successfully navigated the ever-changing global landscape. Singapore has always been a model among its peers in terms of economic development. The Singapore capital market is one such example.

At Agility, Singapore Capital Market is a term used to describe the market where investors' cash and investments are exchanged. The capital market is a part of the financial market, which has the function of providing long-term investment capital (over 1 year) to the economy through an institutional arrangement to borrow and lend money with favorable conditions. and different deadlines. The target audience of the loan capital market includes financial institutions acting as lenders and business units and corporations as borrowers. Capital markets provide long-term debt and financial equity to governments and businesses. Due to the bad stock market downturn in the first half of the year, Singapore has planned to diversify forms of capital market development in the last months of the year.

Singapore - a model in economic development according to Agility

Singapore has always been a model among its peers in terms of economic development according to Agility

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Analysts comment on the growth momentum of Singapore's capital market according to Agility's report

According to Agility, analysts said a slowdown in growth was expected, caused by Singapore's return to phase two (advanced warning) and tightening of epidemic prevention restrictions for about period from July to August.

However, on a quarterly seasonally adjusted basis, Agility data showed that Singapore's economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of this year, reversing a 1.4% contraction in the second quarter. According to Agility, the strong year-on-year growth recorded in the second quarter of 2021 was largely due to a low base in the same period in 2020 when GDP contracted by 13.3% due to the lockdown measures implemented, as well as the a sharp drop in external demand in the context of the epidemic.

Singapore capital market growth in the third quarter of 2021 was weaker than the 7% forecast by economists in a survey by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS - central bank) in September, while a Bloomberg poll had predicted a 6.6% gain. Recently, Singapore's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MTI) has raised its economic growth forecast to 6-7% for 2021 (up from the previous forecast of 4-6% published in November). Last year in the context of Singapore starting to relax measures to prevent Covid-19 from this week and vaccine coverage has now reached over 70% of the population.

The increase in growth forecast is also based on a better-than-expected performance of Singapore's economy in the first half of 2021. GDP in the first half of the year increased by 7.7% compared to the first half of 2020. Singapore's Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Gabriel Lim said that the economy in general and Singapore's capital market, in particular, are expected to continue to recover gradually in the second half of this year.

Agility data: Singapore's economy grew by 0.8% in 3rd quarter 2021

Agility data showed that Singapore's economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of this year

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Forms of Singapore capital market development in Agility and the goal of becoming a regional corporate finance center

Agility said, to link the development of the Singapore capital market with the restructuring roadmap, it is necessary to deploy two groups of solutions:

First: The Singapore government has announced that it will partner with state-owned company Temasek to invest in a new fund to help companies raise capital through a public listing. The fund will begin with an initial round of support worth S$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion).

Second: The Investment Branch of the Singapore Economic Development Board intends to establish a new fund to invest in later-stage companies (companies that have gone beyond the start-up stage, whose sales fast-growing or potentially fast-growing) and support them towards listing. The fund will start with an amount of up to S$500 million. Financial regulator, Monetary Authority of Singapore, will increase grants to help companies reduce listing costs, Stock Exchange of Singapore (SGX) will support high growth companies to raise capital. investment in a private funding round prior to the public offering of shares.

Agility update: The Investment Branch of EDB establish a new fund

The Investment Branch of the Singapore Economic Development Board intends to establish a new fund according to Agility

Singapore capital market has outperformed many other markets in the region with the Straits Times Index up about 7.8% according to Agility

Singapore capital market has outperformed many other markets in the region with the Straits Times Index up about 7.8% according to Agility

Since the beginning of the year, the Singapore capital market has outperformed many other markets in the region with the Straits Times Index up about 7.8%. However, the number and quality of IPOs on the Singapore stock exchange are still modest. According to Agiliy, the above initiatives will help increase Singapore's attractiveness as an attractive fundraising destination for local and regional businesses. This move is said to fulfill the goal of turning the Lion Island into a center of corporate finance in the region as well as in the world.


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