Markets

Markets

Markets is a section of Business News on investvine.com
Top fund players charmed by Thailand

1340
Part of Southeast Asia’s combined economic might of $2.3 trillion, Thailand has curried favour with some of the world’s top fund investors as overseas...
Private equity in love with Vietnam

2028
Despite its strained economy, Vietnam has emerged as the new darling for private equity and venture capital firms in ASEAN as a primary investment...
Exclusive interview with new ASEAN Secretary General

2027
Le Luong Minh, who took over the five-year tenure as ASEAN Secretary-General on January 1, 2013, talked to Inside Investor about pressing issues to resolve.
Infrastructure investment in ASEAN: Doors are open

1346
Investing through infrastructure funds is possibly one of the most attractive ways to take part in the upswing of Southeast Asia’s economy, mainly for the predictable and reliable long-term cash flow streams.
Manila casino operator plans $400m IPO

1717
Melco Crown Philippines, a subsidiary of Macau-based Melco gaming group, plans to raise up to $400 million from a equity offering at the Philippine...
Financial hub

1482
The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFC) plays a pivotal role for Qatar's financial sector. Inside Investor met CEO Shashank Srivastava to learn more.
Philippines mulls sovereign wealth fund

1623
The Philippines would consider deploying its first sovereign wealth fund taking into account the country’s sound fiscal position and deepening foreign exchange reserves, which...
Myanmar phases out dollar surrogate

2979
Myanmar abolished its secondary currency, the Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC), on March 20, 2013 as per an official announcement by the Finance Ministry. FEC were...
Thailand clears $70b infrastructure loan

1365
Thailand's cabinet has approved a bill authorising the Ministry of Finance for a two-trillion-baht ($70 billion) borrowing to fund the government's new mega-infrastructure development...
For the Philippine bourse, the correction cometh

1364
The throbbing exuberance witnessed at the Philippine Stock Exchange over the years since the peak of the global financial crisis created a rally that may have finally been checked, and not a moment too soon.
US equity firm goes Myanmar

2083
New York-based private equity firm ACO Investment Group has said it will invest $700 million in Myanmar in a claim that the country would...
AirAsia X IPO lined up for June

2896
AirAsia X, the long-haul subsidiary of AirAsia Berhad, has readied its highly anticipated listing on Bursa Malaysia for June, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes...
SE Asia markets down on Cyprus turmoil

1195
Emerging-market stocks tumbled to a three-month low in Asia-Pacific and most currencies weakened on March 18 as Europe’s bailout of Cyprus sparked concern of...
ASEAN’s economic unity:  A role model for the GCC?

1559
To pay attention to the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, or AEC, is especially interesting for GCC countries, where ideas of an economic union have been mulled for a number of years as well.
East Timor’s oil wealth growing

2038
The state oil fund of East Timor showed a balance of $11.77 billion at the end of 2012, surpassing Oman's and Bahrain's with $9.1...
Thailand’s largest ever IPO a done deal

2394
Bangkok's mass transit company BTS Group Holdings, operator of the city's elevated rail system Skytrain, has been given the nod by the Thai Securities...
Philippine pension fund to invest big

7442
State-owned Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), the Philippines's largest pension fund with assets of $17.6 billion, has said it will step up its infrastructure...
Khazanah bids $1.8 billion for Thai bank

1445
Malaysia's state investment holding Khazanah is bidding for General Electric's 25.3 per cent stake in Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya, according to a Reuters  report published...