Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

NBP Opens New Islamic Banking Branch “Aitemaad” in G-9/1 Islamabad

The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has recently inaugurated new Islamic Banking Branch “Aitemaad” in order to promote Islamic banking in the country. The...

China becomes world’s largest issuer of green bonds

China has become the world's largest issuer of ethically labelled "green" bonds to refinance existing loans. The issuance of green bonds are at a record...

Bangladesh Ranks 10th in Islamic Finance Country index

Bangladesh is ranked 10th in the Islamic Finance Country Index (IFIC), published by London-based Edbiz Consulting Ltd. According to last year's Global Islamic Finance...

Islamic Banks to Consider Merger as Market Becomes Overcrowded

The merger of Islamic banking units in Malaysia is crucial as the market is becoming overcrowded with players hungry for growth, Datuk Seri Zukri...

Whitenife Launches Digital Ethical Gifting Platform

India-based Whitenife company has launched a new technology platform that showcases over 500 eco-friendly and socially empowering gifts suitable for all special occasions. The platform...

Developing Countries Are Going Green But Lack Funding

Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday,...