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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SE Asia stocks higher on Wall Street rally, stimulus hopes

Southeast Asian stocks closed higher on 12 July as risk appetite improved after an overnight rally on Wall Street and as a new round of monetary easing from Japan raised expectations of more stimulus from global policy makers. In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a new ...

Vietnam stock exchange to be based in HCM city

“The Vietnam Stock Exchange to be based in HCM City is within the Government’s goal of quickly turning HCM City into the country’s largest financial center,” Tran Dac Sinh, Chairman of the Management Board of the HCM City Stock Exchange, told business news site Bizlive. As ...

Asia stocks sag as oil slip dampens sentiment, dollar stalls

Asian stocks sagged on 1 June as a slip in crude oil prices dampened investors’ appetite for riskier assets, while the recently bullish dollar stalled against the euro and yen following a mixed bag of U.S. economic data. There was little market reaction to the official and private ...

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