Asian Islamic finance plugs into fintech future

May 19, 2021

Asia’s Muslim population is held back by the lack of faith-based financial services.

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Corporate default risk on the rise in Japan

May 14, 2021

As some sectors struggle, banks’ provisions for loan losses are equivalent to just 0.3% of assets.

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Chinese banks lag peers in efforts to tackle deforestation

May 13, 2021

As leading banks sign up to global standards, China’s financial sector is conspicuously out of step.

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Vietnam’s banks show strong performance in Asean ranking

May 13, 2021

Indonesia’s banks have been toppled from their dominance of the region, with Vietnam’s showing a strong result this year. 

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Islamic finance in Indonesia at a tipping point

May 12, 2021

Sharia-compliant lending made up 7% of Indonesia’s banking industry last year, but new initiatives should boost the sector.

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Asia’s appetite for green bonds rising

May 10, 2021

As demand grows, investors are asking more questions about how their money will be invested.

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Can India’s economy withstand the Covid-19 surge?

May 4, 2021

As India grapples with a brutal second wave of Covid-19, its economy is holding up. 

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Deals of the Year 2021 – Asia-Pacific

May 4, 2021

The Banker reviews the Asia-Pacific region’s best deals of the past year.

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Financing the Covid-19 vaccine in emerging Asia

April 26, 2021

Ensuring Asia’s population has access to Covid-19 vaccines has required the public and private sector to step up with financial support.

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Central Asia reckons with need for green energy

April 23, 2021

Central Asia has a strong economic history of oil and gas exports, but renewables are increasingly being seen as a way to increase energy capacity. 

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