Economy and commerce

Securities exchange (stock market)

Thailand's stock exchange plans to promote the Mekong region

The Stock Exchange of Thailand is planning to launch a board that lists securities from its less-developed neighbors — Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. By mid-2018 it will also introduce an index of Thai-listed companies that have exposure to the so-called CLMV countries, allowing investors to ...

YUKAKO ONO

Laos closing Bt14 bn bond deal to fund infrastructure

LAOS has issued Bt14 billion in bonds in the Thai capital market in a placement that closes today, said Adisorn Singhsacha, founder and managing director of Twin Pine Group Co Ltd, a financial adviser on the deal.The issuance, by the Lao Finance Ministry, marks the ...

Somluck Srimalee

Platform to unify online trading on CSX

A central online trading platform expected to launch by the end of the year will allow investors to trade securities listed on the local stock market using a desktop computer or smartphone.Lamun Soleil, director of market operations at the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), said the ...

Derivatives licensing capped by regulator

Cambodia’s capital market regulator announced on March 22 that it would suspend the issuance of new central counterparty licences to derivatives trading firms, claiming that capping the market at four was sufficient to serve current demand. The Securities Exchange Commission of Cambodia said in an ...

Listing brings few benefits for construction sector for now

There is only one listed construction-related firm on the Yangon Stock Exchange at the moment. Joining the YSX will not boost the construction companies to raise capital for real estate projects in the short term. KBZ Bank deputy managing director U Bo Bo Wai Maung said ...

SEC not worried about impact of B/E defaults

The securities watchdog has said it is not worried about defaults involving millions of baht worth of bills of exchange, saying the exposure is very low compared to the total bond market. The Securities and Exchange Commission, however, has taken prompt action to mitigate nervousness ...

Restructuring wipes out 25% of VN securities firms

After five years of aggressive restructuring, the number of securities companies here has reduced from 105 to 81 in 2016. This decrease came after the Ministry of Finance made restructuring securities firm a priority in early 2012. The main purpose was to heighten operational quality, financial ...

Cambodian traders test derivatives market

Sitting in a cafe on Phnom Penh’s Sothearos Boulevard in August, a group of young Cambodians gazed at their computer screens, watching the movement of currency around the globe. During their regular weekday trading session in the foreign exchange market, dubbed forex or FX, they anticipate ...

Lao Securities issues warning on dubious financing companies

The Lao Securities Commission Office is advising people considering making deposits with financial institutions to make a careful assessment before going ahead. Various financing companies in Laos are encouraging people to deposit with them by offering a higher rate of interest than that provided by banks ...

Decree addresses securities firms

The Government has issued Decree No. 86/2016/NĐ-CP dated July 1, 2016 governing requirements applicable to securities investment and business activities in Việt Nam. The decree applies to securities companies, fund management companies, securities investment companies, foreign securities business organisations, and relevant organisations and individuals in ...

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