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India’s NSE and BSE bourses square up for battle

April 3, 2017

The former Bombay Stock Exchange is taking the fight to the tech-savvy National Stock Exchange. By Nikkei staff writers Rosemary Marandi and Kiran Sharma. 

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Singapore aims to be a fintech kingmaker

April 3, 2017

The city-state of Singapore is beefing up its financial hub credentials by working hard to expand its fintech market. Nikkei staff writer Mayuko Tani reports.

Thai stock exchange reveals plans to double its market cap

April 3, 2017

The Stock Exchange of Thailand has ambitions to double its market capitalisation by 2020 by diversifying its pool of investors. Nikkei staff writer Yukako Ono reports.

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Bond Connect: a new path into China's $9,300bn bond market

April 3, 2017

The revolutionary Stock Connect linking China and Hong Kong’s equity markets will now be rolled out to bonds, ETFs and a swathe of other asset classes. Danielle Myles investigates what these will look like, whether they will succeed – and if the market actually wants them.    

Indonesia’s finance authority plans to deepen bond market

April 3, 2017

Indonesia’s financial supervisory authority has been rolling out reforms to deepen the local currency bond market. Now, the country’s national infrastructure investment plans could help the sector expand further, as Stefania Palma reports.

Building Asia's capital markets: key strategies for diverse economies

April 3, 2017

South-east Asia’s capital markets vary considerably in size and sophistication – Myanmar is still developing while Singapore is encouraging fintechs and Hong Kong seeking derivatives – and each country’s strategies for financing companies are equally disparate, writes Brian Caplen. This report looks at their development and highlights the region’s major trends.

Malaysia's shot in the arm for Islamic wealth management

April 3, 2017

While Islamic finance is popular within Malaysia, concerns have been voiced about the country's sluggish growth as an international centre. To combat this, regulators in the country are pinning their hopes on sharia-compliant fund and wealth management. Stefania Palma reports.

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Saudi capital markets play prime role in diversifying economy

April 1, 2017

In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 blueprint to diversify the country’s economy away from oil, its capital markets are being liberalised and broadened to include regional and foreign investors. James King reports.

Demystifying the new layer of debt

March 1, 2017

The latest round of EU reforms has made bank capital structures even more convoluted. Danielle Myles unravels the new style of debt instruments that are set to grow into a €200bn-plus market.

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New year, new bond deal for Ireland

February 1, 2017

Ireland has issued early in January over the past few years, and 2017 was to prove no exception, with the country issuing a 20-year benchmark deal that exceeded expectations with regards to pricing and the geographic spread of investors.

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