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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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Central Asia pushes for greater energy diversity

April 23, 2021

Central Asia’s dependence on oil and gas is being challenged so the region is turning towards renewable projects to bridge the gap.

Return of tourists provides welcome boost to Nepal's banks

April 13, 2021

Authorities face a delicate balancing act supporting an economy heavily reliant on tourism while keeping Covid-19 under control.

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ADB president considers path to Covid recovery

April 1, 2021

Asian Development Bank president Masatsugu Asakawa outlines challenges Covid-19 has created for development banks.


AIIB responds to Asia’s changing priorities

April 1, 2021

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun on how the pandemic has exposed weaknesses in many economies. 

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