Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

‘Blockchain Computing’ Plan in the Works in China’s Yunnan Province

Government officials from the Chinese Yunnan province released a plan to support the region’s blockchain industry’s development. The plan, published by the General Office of...

China’s Working with the EU on Green Investment Standards

China is cooperating with EU to establish a jointly recognized green investment standard by the end of this year, as part of efforts to...

Bank Deposits Grow by 13.5pc in 2020, Islamic Banks Fare Better

Deposit growth in the country’s banking sector was 13.5 per cent in 2020, while the growth rate was 16.67 per cent in Shariah-based banks,...

Sinopec Issues Green Bonds to Finance Renewable Projects

China's Sinopec has issued 1.1 billion yuan-worth (US$169 million) of bonds to fund its renewable energy development as the company rolls out ambitious plans...

XELS Launches Eco-Conscious Blockchain Platform for Carbon Offset Credits

XELS, a startup that hopes to tackle climate change by increasing participation and transparency in carbon markets, has launched its blockchain-based carbon offset platform. The...

Bank BJB Syariah Taps DevOps

Indonesia’s Bank Jabar Banten (BJB) Syariah has been tapping DevOps and microservices to build enterprise applications as part of efforts to modernise its IT...