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.

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Top 100 Asean Banks: Singapore stays strong but Cambodia on the rise

April 3, 2017

Though Singapore’s ‘big three’ continue to take the top spots in The Banker’s Top 100 Asean Banks ranking, the more notable performances come from lenders in Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Stefania Palma reports.

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Asian Development Bank president looks forwards on 50th anniversary

April 3, 2017

As the Asian Development Bank celebrates its 50th anniversary, president Takehiko Nakao talks to Stefania Palma about the organisation’s achievements, future objectives and approach to the effects of geopolitical risk on the region.

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Cambodia continues along path to progress

April 3, 2017

Cambodia’s remarkable economic growth has allowed the country to emerge from its war-torn past and build a thriving financial system based largely on microfinance. Peter Janssen reports.

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National Bank of Cambodia director-general looks to profit from peace

April 3, 2017

Chea Serey, director-general of the National Bank of Cambodia, talks to Peter Janssen about building a post-conflict banking environment and not signing up to Basel.

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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Connecting Indonesia: bringing finance to a population of 250 million

April 3, 2017

The fourth most populous country in the world spread across more than 6000 islands, banks have struggled to reach out beyond Indonesia's big cities up to now. However, a digital transformation is gripping the country, bringing with it the promise of huge increase in financial inclusion. Stefania Palma reports.

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.

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