Singapore – MAS Short Selling Transparency

Singapore – MAS Short Selling Transparency

On 28 May 2018, MAS issued rules on short selling securities in Singapore.

  • MAS rules improving the transparency on the short selling activities in Singapore.
  • Follows, MAS January 2013 issued Singapore short selling disclosure rules.

Reporting of Short Sells

  • From 1 October 2018, investors report short positions, short sell orders in securities.
  • Improves transparency, enables investors to make informed decisions for trading.
  • Under new rules, investors with short position above specific threshold to report
    the positions to MAS through new online Short Position Reporting System (SPRS).

MAS Dissemination

  • MAS to publish weekly aggregated short positions of each security on Wednesday.
  • Market participants can access SPRS before the mandatory reporting commences.
  • Securities brokers and banks to flag all investor short sell orders to the exchange.
  • Keep arrangement, for investors to inform brokers when submit short sell orders.
  • SGX to consolidate short sell orders of each security and publish information daily.
  • Rules effected through the Securities and Futures (Short Selling) Regulations 2018.

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