Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

‘Green’ and ‘Blue’ Bonds Tipped to Boom, HSBC Head Says

HSBC Australia’s banking chief says sustainable financing is going to grow rapidly as companies and countries look for new ways to fund their environmental...

ANZ Bank Awarded for Green Borrowing Program for Contact Energy in...

The Sustainable Finance Team of New Zealand-based ANZ Bank has won an institutional banking innovation award for its green borrowing programme for Contact Energy,...

Indonesia to Help Afghanistan Develop Islamic Banking System

Indonesian embassy officials in Kabul said their country is willing to provide technical assistance to Afghan banks as the country develops its Islamic banking...

Are Green Bonds the Answer to Vietnam’s Infrastructure Dilemma?

For many countries across Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, the rapid pace of growth has meant that finding stable sources of funding can be a...

Sberbank Reiterates Plans to Test Islamic Banking in Russia’s Republic of...

Russia’s largest savings bank Sberbank wants to set up a testing site on the base of the bank of Russia in the republic of...

China’s ‘Green Finance’ Bonds Outperform Old-Fashioned Counterparts

On the streets of Beijing this winter you could see that fewer people were covering their faces with pollution masks. This was a big...