Botched BATS IPO at least good test of markets

March 26, 2012

Scrapping a public debut is embarrassing for any company. But it’s a potential killer for an upstart stock exchange already being investigated over high-frequency trading. The relief for investors is that the failure by BATS wasn’t the catalyst for a broader meltdown.

Cambodia must solve two big problems for takeoff

April 23, 2012

Cambodia’s stock exchange opening shows the country’s relatively friendly attitude to foreign investors and markets. But meeting the needs of a rapidly growing population and reducing corruption stand in the way of the rapid growth other Asian tigers have delivered.