Asean Exchanges

Asean trading kicks off as Malaysia and Singapore hook up

First shares are traded less than 18 months after a group of Asean exchanges agrees to create a regional trading platform.
Asean Exchange CEOs Magnus Bocker of Singapore Exchange, Tajuddin Atan of Bursa Malaysia and Charamporn Jotikasthira of the Stock Exchange of Thailand

Malaysia and Singapore became the first two Asean countries to link their stock markets yesterday as part of the Asean Exchanges initiative, a collaboration between seven Southeast Asian bourses that was formed last April.

Thailand is due to join them next month, it was announced at the launch in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, which will create a cross-border trading platform comprising nearly 2,300 listed companies with a market capitalisation of $1.4 trillion.

It is unclear when...

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