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Ten securities regulators to host Asean Capital Market conference Nov 8

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KUALA LUMPUR: Ten securities regulators under Asean Capital Market Forum (ACMF) will come together to host the inaugural 2017 Asean Capital Market Conference here on Nov 8, 2017, said the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC).

In a statement yesterday, the SC said, the conference would be a platform to highlight efforts towards regional collaboration for an interconnected, inclusive and resilient Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) capital market for sustainable regional growth, as set forth in the ACMF Vision 2025.

The SC said the conference would feature discussions on key capital market development areas, reflecting initiatives and the work streams to further drive investments and business opportunities into the region.

“The conference, themed ‘Strengthening Asean Capital Market Connectivity’, is a collaboration with Asian Development Bank.

“It will feature networking sessions, panel discussions and presentations by insightful speakers from both within and outside the Asean bloc, with a keynote address by the Chair of ACMF, Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, who is also the Chair of SC,” it said.

The SC said the panel discussions would deliberate on topics such as Asean’s infrastructure financing to meet accelerating demand, the current global and Asean green bond landscape, the changing market dynamics in the age of digitisation to facilitate more regional connectivity, as well as the importance of corporate governance practices in meeting capital market needs. — Bernama