2003, the stock-broking community received a boost from
the SGX-MAS Research Incentive Scheme. Under the scheme,
companies will be covered by at least two research firms
and any research reports produced will be made available
to the public free of charge on the SGX website.
Each participating research firm will provide regular
research coverage on at least 15 stocks. As at May 2004,
nine research firms and 122 listed companies participated
in this scheme. More than 14,000 users have also signed
up for access to the research reports.