Japan shifting investments from China to ASEAN

31 July 2014

Source: Deutsche Welle Japanese companies are shifting their investments away from China and increasingly setting their sights on the ASEAN region as a result of growing tensions between the two Asian powers, analyst Rajiv Biswas tells DW. Territorial disputes and a unilateral declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone are just some of the reasons […]

New rules for foreign IPOs

22 July 2014

Source: Bangkok Post The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will let foreign companies launch initial public offerings (IPOs) and simultaneous dual listings locally as part of an effort to make the Thai bourse a hub for the Greater Mekong Subregion. Secretary-general Vorapol Socatiyanurak said the new regulations would take effect next month. The SEC’s Capital […]

Asean bond market growth to accelerate

17 July 2014

Source: The Nation The Asean bond market, now with over US$1 trillion of domestic bonds, is expected to witness continued growth rate, with growth beyond the 11-12 per cent achieved over the last five years, said Moody’s Investors Service. “Given the strong GDP growth rates in the region, increased disintermediation, high infrastructure financing needs, cross-border […]

ZICO Law Strengthens its Presence in CLMV

7 July 2014

The network continues to deliver its promise of Regional Expertise, Local Grounding in the ASEAN Region ZICO Law is pleased to announce its expansion into Vientiane, Laos and the appointment of Dr. Saw Yu Win (Dr. Win) as the new Managing Partner of ZICO Law Myanmar Ltd in Yangon. These new developments are part of […]