Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

Green Bonds Take Root in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian bond issuers, both private and public, are putting greater investment on environmental, social and governance standards to reach a bigger pool of...

Taipower Plans to Sell More Green Bonds

State-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Thursday it is planning to issue an additional NT$2.9 billion (US$93.21 million) worth of green bonds on the...

Societe Generale to Issue Green Bonds in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission has granted French bank Societe Generale approval to issue Taiwanese dollar-denominated green bonds in Taiwan, the first time such permission...

USD 250 Billion in Green Bonds May Benefit Plastics Recycling Sector

The production of plastics is growing so much that we could be producing 1100 million tonnes by 2050, according to plastics recycling expert Surendra...

World First Digital Sukuk Targets Bitcoin Generation

Later this year, what purports to be the world’s first digital sukuk will launch, bringing Sharia-compliant social impact investing to the masses. Blossom Finance —...

Malaysia Wins in Islamic Finance But Its Tech Start-Up Ecosystem Still...

Malaysia’s developed Shariah-compliant finance infrastructure and ecosystem draws in Islamic fintech start-ups even though it is not a global technology hub like neighbouring Singapore. Dr...