Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

HSBC Lands Malaysia’s First Green Trade Financing in Cocoa Sourcing

HSBC Amanah Malaysia (HSBC Amanah) has successfully completed a bespoke Green trade financing facility to Guan Chong Cocoa Manufacturer Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary...

Islamic Banking Assets Grow 30.6 Pc to Rs4.38trln in Jan-Mar

The assets of Islamic banking industry (IBI) increased 30.6 percent to Rs4.389 trillion in the first quarter of 2021 from Rs3.360 trillion a year...

Green Funding Options Expand

Australian bank’s involvement in green finance continues to grow and diversify, with three significant new deals announced this week. Commonwealth Bank acted as lead arranger...

CoinMarketCap, Animoca Join Huobi’s Public Blockchain as Validators

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi’s Eco Chain (HECO) has added a bevy of new validators to its network in a bid to improve stability and decentralization. Eleven...

Blockchain-Based Digital Invoicing Rollout Continues Apace in China

China’s blockchain-based digital invoicing systems are being increasingly put into large-scale use in major cities and provinces. Blockchain-based digital invoicing is being used in multiple...

Bitcoin Miners Thwarted by Data Center Crunch

A crackdown in China has taken out a vast number of machines in the global network used to perform the calculations that verify transactions...