Laos stock exchange signals opportunities in frontier markets

11th January 2011

The news that Laos is to open a stock exchange does not, in itself, bring a raft of immediate new opportunities to investors. The exchange will initially have just two stocks in which to invest and both are state-owned. However, it demonstrates both the extent to which capitalist structures are beginning to penetrate the farthest reaches of Asia and how opportunities are opening up in frontier markets.

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