Microfinance is coming to the rescue in Myanmar as the country’s nascent capital markets struggle to meet its funding needs. Nikkei staff writer Yukako Ono reports.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.