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Malaysia: Need to harmonise standards in post-trade processing

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to attain harmonisation between domestic and international standards in post-trade processing in enabling the country to drive further growth in the capital market. Depository Trust and Clearing Corp (DTCC) executive director and head of business development Asia Pacific, Hasan Rauf said post-trade processing is an infrastructure that supports automated trade matching […]

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Thailand: Mukdahan makes its mark

Special economic zones in northeastern province and neighbouring Laos hold key to revival of interest in East-West Economic Corridor. The Mukdahan Special Economic Zone in northeastern Thailand will utilise the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) or R9 to connect with the Savan-Seno SEZ in a move that could revitalise the underused route. The brainchild of the […]

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Investment fund suggested for Cambodia

Industrial insiders and experts on the kindgom’s nascent stock market have suggested the government set up a fund as an investment vehicle designed to broaden the local public investor base, based on The Thai Fund (TTF).  Incorporated in 1987, TTF is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The fund’s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation […]

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Thai company to broadcast through Lao satellite

Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Co Ltd has signed agreements with Kanboon . The signing ceremony took place yesterday in Vientiane between the deputy general manager of Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Li Ying, and Kanboon Sompraingarm board member Taratip Koonnawutti. Kanboon Sompraingarm is one of several companies interested in the television broadcasting service offered through the Lao Sat-1 […]

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Philippines: Export growth target to be revised upward

MANILA, Philippines –  The government and the private sector will revisit the country’s export growth target following the strong outcome of merchandise exports in January. Department of Trade and Industry Export Marketing Bureau director Senen Perlada said the public-private Export Development Council (EDC) is likely to elevate this year’s total export growth target to as […]

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Indonesia: BI Increases Reference Rate

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Bank Indonesia (BI) plans to increase its 7-day reverse repo benchmark rate by over 25 basis points (bps). DBS Bank research group economist Gundy Cahyadi told Antara on Sunday, March 12, 2017, that The Federal Reserve’s plan to increase interest rates this month may trigger Bank Indonesia to follow suit. Considering current […]

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