Myanmar's stock market is on the cusp of opening the door to foreigners. They could be forgiven for not rushing in, despite the new exchange's best efforts.
Myanmar's newly elected government under Aung San Suu Kyi will need to make major changes to attract a greater flow of foreign money. More legal certainty, for one, is seen as crucial.
As frontier countries increasingly target foreign direct investment and offer similar financial incentives, their need to advertise other economic attractions has been highlighted at a conference in Hong Kong.
Japan Exchange Group aims to collaborate with more partners across Central and Southeast Asia and to attract foreign issuers to list on its bond platform and planned infrastructure fund market.
HK SFC sees expenditure grow; report on regulations' potential impact on ETFs; India's Sebi tackles fund rule breaches, asks for pension reform; and Myanmar's bourse is delayed.
Frontier Investment & Development Partners is less upbeat than its former partner about the outlook for Vietnam and is raising a separate fund of its own.