Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

Time for Malaysia to Lead Islamic Social Finance Endeavours

According to the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2018/19, Malaysia has been the leader of the Islamic economy ecosystem for five consecutive years...

BetaShares Launches Global ESG and Green Bond ETF on ASX

Sydney-based ETF issuer BetaShares has launched a new fixed income ETF in Australia providing exposure to a globally diversified portfolio of ‘green’ and ESG-screened...

Taiwan Allows Local Banks and Insurers to Invest in Islamic Bonds

Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has given domestic banks and insurance companies the green light to invest in Islamic bonds or sukuk, five months...

AC Energy Launches $400 mn Fixed for life Green Bond

Ayala Corporation’s energy platform, AC Energy has announced that it has successfully set the terms of its inaugural US dollar-denominated senior perpetual fixed-for-life (non-deferrable)...

Jiangxi Provincial Water Prices US$300m 3.40% 3yr Green Bond

Jiangxi Provincial Water Conservancy Investment Group (JXWC) has priced a US$300m debut offering of three-year senior green bonds at par to yield 3.40%, inside...

Malaysia’s CIMB Islamic to Provide Up Financing for SMEs to Meet...

Malaysia’s CIMB Islamic will allocate up to 100 million ringgit ($23.96 million) in financing for companies that want to become halal-certified, targeting the 90%...