Lao Securities Exchange will start trading bonds and triple the number of listed companies next year to raise revenue after posting a loss every year since it opened in 2011.
The exchange, the second-smallest by market capitalisation among 84 global bourses tracked by Bloomberg, after Swaziland, plans to begin government bond trading for the first time early next year, according to Chief Executive Officer Dethphouvang Moularat.
It will also expand the number of listed stocks to six, from two, he said. Laos World Co, a trade exhibition operator, and a state-controlled cement maker are among companies to join the Laos Composite Index.
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