Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

Moody’s Outlook Upgrade a Natural Outcome of IMF Programme: Dar

Former finance, revenue, economic affairs minister Ishaq Dar has said that Moody's outlook upgrade about Pakistan of current week was a result of finalisation...

India Not Sold on Digital Currency Idea despite Blockchain Drive

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das said Thursday it’s still too early to talk about the possibility of a central bank-issued digital...

South Korea Telecoms Giant Ramps Up Blockchain Roaming Deal With China

South Korea’s largest telecoms provider, KT Corporation, is boosting a partnership with China Mobile targeting blockchain technology and 5G roaming. As local English-language news outlet The Korea Herald reported on...

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Calls for Blockchain-Based KYC Proposals

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka wants to develop a blockchain-based know-your-customer (KYC) platform. In an open call posted to its website Nov. 29, the bank announced...

UnionBank, WWF to Launch a Blockchain App for Local Fishers in...

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines and UnionBank are looking to help poor fishers earn rewards for their catch, while also improving...

Better Showing for Listed Standalone Islamic Financial Groups

Local Islamic banking groups are set for a resilient finish to the year as continuous expansion, coupled with cost-containment efforts, offset moderating economic growth...