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Published Date: 25 November 2011

MAS Celebrates 40 Years of Sustaining Stability, Serving Singapore


Singapore 25 November 2011… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will organise a Roundtable discussion themed "Global-Asia Dynamics" on Monday, 28 November 2011 to mark its 40th Anniversary. A select group of 30 distinguished participants from central banks, the financial industry, and academia will share perspectives on global and regional economic and financial developments. The Roundtable will be hosted by Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman, MAS Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

2   MAS will also host our 40th Anniversary Dinner on the same evening. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be the Guest-of-Honour and will deliver a keynote address. The Dinner will be attended by regional central bank governors, regulators, and more than 400 senior representatives from local and foreign financial institutions, academia and the public sector.

3   At the Dinner, MAS will launch our commemorative 40th Anniversary Book entitled “Sustaining Stability, Serving Singapore”. Rich with excerpts of interviews with MAS’ past and present leadership, the book offers insights on MAS policies and thinking over the past four decades and vision for the future.

4   Earlier last month, MAS also organised a Heritage Walk in which the management and staff walked to the several different locations that MAS was housed in during the last 40 years, raising $50,000 for the Community Chest in the process.  MAS will also present 40 special-edition copies of the 40th Anniversary book autographed by Chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam to the Community Chest to raise funds for their programmes.