Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

Islamic Digital Banking Start-Up Tayyab Launches Cards

Kazakhstan-based Tayyab has launched digital debit cards, bringing it one step closer to realizing its ambition of becoming an Islamic neobank. The Shariah compliance of...

Maybank’s Digital Initiatives Driving Islamic Business

The digitalization strategy of Malaysia’s Maybank is yielding encouraging results, particularly for its Shariah banking portfolio. Like many of its global and regional peers, Maybank...

Georgia’s Central Bank is Considering ‘Digital Gel’ CBDC

The National Bank of Georgia said that it is considering launching a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. In an announcement on Wednesday, the central...

Kazakhstan Opens Public Consultation for Central Bank Digital Currency

Kazakhstan’s central bank is planning to examine the potential benefits and risks of adopting a state-backed digital currency. The National Bank of Kazakhstan, or NBRK,...

Meezan Bank Signs Agreement with EXIM Bank of Pakistan

Meezan Bank has recently signed an agreement with Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of Pakistan to act as its consultant for developing Islamic Trade Finance, Takaful...

ESG Investing Has Extended to Fixed Income

While interest in investing in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors through equities has been gaining steam, so too has interest in applying ESG...