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.

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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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.

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.

Dima Djani

Alami looks to tap into Indonesia's Islamic savings boom

October 26, 2022

As appetite for sharia-compliant banking services in Indonesia grows, Alami Sharia chief executive Dima Djani speaks about how the country's Islamic banking sector differs from that of Malaysia and the Middle East.

Digital yuan

Digital yuan development provokes Australian response

October 24, 2022

As China develops its digital currency, Australia tables a bill that aims to set an example for the region in monitoring and reporting requirements.

HDFC

Asia’s M&A flows carve new stream

October 21, 2022

M&A activity across Asia has been down on 2021’s bumper year, but there are pockets of resilience.

Australian dollars

Australia to benefit from real-time payments

September 29, 2022

Consumers now have access to real-time payments through the PayTo system, with business access to follow, generating a host of advantages.

Digital bridge artwork

Digital bridge for Asia’s gender gap

September 29, 2022

Kimberley Long explores how digital finance and mobile banking are addressing the financial access issues faced by women that incumbent banks cannot reach. 

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