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Forget FTSE Think Yangon

Forget FTSE Think Yangon

Myanmar opened its new stock exchange – the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) on December 9, 2015. However, despite a grand opening and a reported $24 million investment, it will not be operational until February 2016 at the earliest. Thee YSX was founded by the state-owned Myanmar Economic Bank, Daiwa Securities and the Japan Exchange Group,

Dollar notes

The End of the Dollar

Increasing the usage of the Khmer riel and moving away from a dollarised economy is on the cards for Cambodia. Historically dollarisation was rehabilitative and constructive, but as the country moves towards the ASEAN Economic Community and seeks to enhance its competitiveness regionally, is sticking with the greenback such a sound idea, or will it