News & Views

Surmounting challenges together: SZSE’s efforts in fighting against the COVID-19

Published: Apr 2020
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange has contributed an article to Focus about the strong and effective measures it has taken to support the market, improve services, and facilitate business processes during Covid-19.
Julie Becker
ESG

Free listing for Covid-19 response bonds

Published: Apr 2020
Julie Becker, Deputy CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Founder of the Luxembourg Green Exchange writes about how from April and up until 30 September 2020, it will be entirely free for its issuers to list their Covid-19 response bonds on one of the two markets of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, for simultaneous display on LGX.
Interviews

Nasdaq viewpoint on current situation in US & European markets

Published: Apr 2020
Nasdaq's President of North American markets, Tal Cohen and President of European Markets, Bjørn Sibbern discuss their view on the current state of markets in North America and Europe and some of the actions that Nasdaq is taking to ensure that markets keep operating and to support its members and listed companies throughout these unprecedented times.
Timothy Hogben
Interviews

ASX's Covid-19 business continuity plans & activities

Published: Apr 2020
Timothy Hogben, Chief Operating Officer, ASX takes us through the business continuity plans that the ASX has enacted during the Covid-19 crisis.
Hamish Macdonald
News & Views

Supporting access to capital for NZX listed companies

Published: Apr 2020
Hamish Macdonald, Head of External Relations And General Counsel, NZX outlines how the exchange is responding to Covid-19.
Pakorn Peetathawatchai
Interviews

Role of the exchange in the fight against Covid-19

Published: Apr 2020
We hear from Pakorn Peetathawatchai, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) about the important role of the exchange in fighting Covid-19.
Monthly Insights

Active retail traders are important to keep liquidity relatively high in Thai small-cap stocks

Published: Mar 2020
Dr Stefano Alderighi, Senior Economist Researcher at the WFE, writes about active retail traders important to keep liquidity relatively high in Thai small-cap stocks
Interviews

The WFE's Women Leaders 2020 - Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

Published: Mar 2020
Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) introduces our special issue of Focus, which is showcasing the leadership of some of the many dynamic, intelligent and successful women in our industry.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - March 2020

Published: Mar 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the March issue of Focus.

Since the last issue of our magazine, it’s fair to say that the world has changed beyond comprehension. Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now present in every single continent of the globe, affecting more than 200 countries as at 30 March 2020. The human impact of this virus is simply devastating, and we send our heartfelt thoughts and best wishes to every one of our members, affiliates and stakeholders as they navigate this complex new world, both professionally and personally.

As you are all aware, the economic impact o...