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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.

China boosts Hong Kong’s derivatives dream

April 3, 2017

Bond Connect will feed Hong Kong’s desire to become a hedging centre for China risk, but some believe the city-state should step up its efforts now. Danielle Myles reports.

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. 

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.

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.

Myanmar finds small solutions are best as microfinance fills funding gap

April 4, 2017

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.

Singapore fintech show teaser

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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