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Challenges faced by Asian capital markets present unique opportunities

Joint report analyzes biggest issues faced by burgeoning exchanges

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The Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the southern Chinese city's Futian district   © Reuters

The economies of South and Southeast Asia are all in their own unique stages of development, and each capital market faces a different set of challenges. A common theme, however, is that new business opportunities are cropping up across the region. 

While Singapore explores how to better compete with Hong Kong in attracting investors to its stock market, Myanmar is yet to establish a secondary market for bonds. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are aiming for financial market integration, but the level of development varies hugely across the bloc, slowing the integration process.

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