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Malaysia coal plant

Malaysian bank pioneers coal exit in Asean

November 28, 2022

While others in the region have made noises about phasing out coal, one bank has put its money where its mouth is despite the difficulties. 

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia initiative targets capital market growth

November 24, 2022

The country’s capital market regulator aims to bolster digitisation and SME access to finance, but it is failing to address fundamental problems.

Redundancies

Reductions in force: what employers must consider

November 24, 2022

Layoffs are rising as an economic downturn looms. Employers must take care if they are to make their own redundancies.

Digital Africa map

Africa’s localised approach to globalisation

November 23, 2022

Improving internal processes will encourage external investment, writes the CEO of Absa International.

Singapore’s banks increase profitability but risks loom

November 22, 2022

Increasing interest rates and debt risk could spell trouble for banks. 

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Deforestation in the Amazon

Brazilian banks pledge to restore Amazon rainforest with carbon credit company

November 21, 2022

The alliance insists the move is of great ecological benefit, but historically banks have not held the agribusinesses they finance to proper account. A legislative response rather than individual efforts seems necessary.

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Digital globe connections

MAS and NY Fed join forces for wholesale CBDC experiment

November 21, 2022

Boosting interoperability and speed while cutting risk, wholesale CBDCs would be a boon for cross-border settlements but are still very much in the experimental phase, making co-operation between central banks vital for success.

Africa blockchain

Digitisation finds its way to rural Africa

November 18, 2022

Across the continent, cashew farmers – among those in a growing range of agricultural markets – are making use of blockchain to digitise their finances and track the numbers more effectively.

Singapore green skyline

Singapore-China green finance agreement signals regional trend

November 17, 2022

A set of new sustainable development initiatives is establishing Singapore as a green finance hub and hints at Beijing’s broader intentions in the region.

DIFC Gate Building

New crypto rules grant DIFC innovation boost

November 10, 2022

The Dubai International Financial Centre’s new crypto regime aims for a careful symmetry between the cutting edge and investor protection.

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