Asia edging towards integrated capital markets – SGX’s Loh

Asia Risk 25: full regional co-operation could still be 10 to 15 years away, says Singapore exchange head

Boon Chye Loh SGX
Loh Boon Chye, SGX

This is part of a series of articles marking Asia Risk’s 25th anniversary

Capital markets integration in Asia has remained tantalisingly out of reach for decades. But important steps are helping it to edge closer, says Loh Boon Chye, head of SGX, one of Asia’s largest derivatives exchanges.

When the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) arrived in February 2019 with minimal fanfare, its low-key roll-out nonetheless caught Loh’s eye.

Covering just four countries initially – Australia, Japan, New

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