Asean policymakers need to deepen capital markets

21 Aug 2017 / 13:40 H.

    KUALA LUMPUR: Deepening individual capital markets will help address critical funding gaps in Asean, including infrastructure development needs, by allowing issuers to raise affordable capital at scale and providing investors with viable and diverse options to deploy short- and long-term domestic savings.
    This is a prerequisite to address the disparity in maturity of capital markets across the region and promote better Asean capital market integration.
    These issues were discussed during a roundtable titled Deepening Capital Markets in Asean: Opportunities and Challenges organised by CIMB Asean Research Institute this morning.
    During the roundtable, McKinsey launched a report titled "Deepening Capital Markets in Emerging Economies", which assessed capital markets in Asia using its Asian Capital Markets Development Index.

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