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Economic Update | Sri Lanka to add dollar-denominated board to Colombo Stock Exchange

29 Sep 2017
Sri Lanka Capital Markets
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is finalising plans to launch a dollar trading board, part of a broader strategy to develop Sri Lanka’s bourse into a regional capital markets centre and boost the...

Economic Update | Urban expansion opens doors for Myanmar’s construction sector

29 Sep 2017
Myanmar Construction
A projected housing shortage in Myanmar is driving the construction of affordable units in Yangon, with the government looking to assist development through new partnerships, project funding,...

Economic Update | Thailand sets up new telecommunications infrastructure to boost service delivery capacity

29 Sep 2017
Thailand ICT
Already a rising player in global innovation rankings, Thailand is looking to further improve its standing by widening broadband access.

Economic Update | Philippines plans new agricultural initiatives

29 Sep 2017
Philippines Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (DoA) has announced a raft of programmes planned for 2018 aimed at boosting farm productivity, though ensuring their viability will depend partly on funding allocations...

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea eyes new era of trading

29 Sep 2017
PNG Trade
A new trade policy looks set to shift Papua New Guinea’s focus towards the development of bilateral ties and away from multinational agreements as part of broader efforts to create a more balanced...

Economic View | Sumit Dutta, CEO, HSBC Indonesia

28 Sep 2017
Sumit Dutta
How can improving the ease of doing business translate into more foreign direct investment (FDI)?