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After volatile start to 2022, revival in market expected with Q2 25% issuance increase
5 Aug 2022
Corporate, institutional clients in Hong Kong, Singapore can invest in portfolio of green projects
5 Aug 2022
Growing demand by banking customers for sustainable banking services in region
3 Aug 2022
In gatherings this summer and later this year, G20 member states will confront a raft of global issues that require their attention and cooperation. But while inter-governmental cooperation is crucial, so, too, are strategies to leverage the ingenuity and capacity of businesses and the financial industry.
31 Jul 2022
Company on a mission to stop the flow of plastic waste into nature
28 Jul 2022
Activist legal challenges argue the toss about legalistic nuances – immaterial in real world
25 Jul 2022
The Asset announces the winners of the 2022 Asset Management Company Awards, part of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investors, ETFs, and Asset Servicing Providers.
25 Jul 2022
The energy crisis in Europe is casting a shadow on efforts to deal with climate change. It is also an opportunity for Asia to raise its voice on the transition pathway to net zero
25 Jul 2022
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Philippine-based ATR Asset Management and Trust Corporation (ATRAM) is partnering with additiv, a wealth tech solutions provider headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, to modernize and digitize its wealth management solutions.
8 Aug 2022
Philippine regulators have cautioned local investors against dealing with cryptocurrency exchange Binance, noting that it does not have a licence to operate in the country.
8 Aug 2022
Following the swift adoption of digital financial processes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, consumers across globe have rapidly embraced digital payment systems, including digital wallets, for their day-to-day activities. According to Juniper Research, digital wallet transactions globally are predicted to exceed US$12 trillion by 2026, from just around US$7.5 trillion this year. The number of digital wallet users, currently around 3.4 billion, is predicted to grow to 5.2 billion by 2026.
5 Aug 2022
Customers younger, tech-savvy, high-net-worth individuals who seek growing autonomy
4 Aug 2022
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has appointed Shayan Hazir as chief digital officer, Asean, effective August 8.
4 Aug 2022
Revolut, a London-based fintech company boasting more than 20 million customers worldwide, on Thursday (August 4) launched a new cryptocurrency service in Singapore, enabling customers to securely buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies with the tap of a button. Revolut is providing all customers in Singapore with more than 80 tokens available via its app.
4 Aug 2022
Growing demand by banking customers for sustainable banking services in region
3 Aug 2022
SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation and fintech investment arm, has announced the launch of Appro. The Dubai-based fintech start-up offers a solution that reduces the time taken to complete the application processes for retail banking products – such as credit cards and personal loans – from several hours to just three minutes.
3 Aug 2022
Wireless provider prices US$500 million deal, strong company revenue growth forecast
2 Aug 2022
Blue Ocean Technologies (BOT) has partnered with New York-based Broadridge Financial Solutions to offer clients untapped, after-market access to US equities.
1 Aug 2022
Coins.ph, a crypto and fiat currency wallet services provider based in the Philippines, has partnered with leading telco Globe Telecom to allow users to redeem cryptocurrency.
29 Jul 2022
Treasury & Capital Markets
Presenting the winners of The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2022 – best deals
9 Aug 2022
MUFG Bank has announced the completion of a US$1.1 billion syndicated social loan facility for HDFC, one of India’s leading housing finance providers. The Japanese bank is one of the mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners for the deal, which also marks its first social loan in India.
8 Aug 2022
Singapore’s three homegrown banks reported resilient earnings over recent weeks, buoyed in part by rising interest rates. A common thread which passed without much fanfare in all their reports is the growing capital committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainable financing, and their efforts towards achieving net zero.
8 Aug 2022
Philippine regulators have cautioned local investors against dealing with cryptocurrency exchange Binance, noting that it does not have a licence to operate in the country.
8 Aug 2022
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI has launched a new series of indices to provide transparent, reliable and publicly available performance benchmarks for the dry bulk freight markets.
5 Aug 2022
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is extending a US$70 million financing package to Communication and Renewable Energy Infrastructure (CREI) Philippines to help fund the construction of new telecom towers, which will provide more people and businesses in the country with affordable and better mobile connectivity.
5 Aug 2022
Following the swift adoption of digital financial processes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, consumers across globe have rapidly embraced digital payment systems, including digital wallets, for their day-to-day activities. According to Juniper Research, digital wallet transactions globally are predicted to exceed US$12 trillion by 2026, from just around US$7.5 trillion this year. The number of digital wallet users, currently around 3.4 billion, is predicted to grow to 5.2 billion by 2026.
5 Aug 2022
Hong Kong’s initial public offering (IPO) market plunged 91.3% to US$2.7 billion in the first half of 2022, from US$31 billion a year ago, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
4 Aug 2022
Three financial industry groups have published a guide for market participants to prepare for the transition to the T+1 (trade date plus one day) settlement cycle.
3 Aug 2022
SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation and fintech investment arm, has announced the launch of Appro. The Dubai-based fintech start-up offers a solution that reduces the time taken to complete the application processes for retail banking products – such as credit cards and personal loans – from several hours to just three minutes.
3 Aug 2022
Wealth
Philippine-based ATR Asset Management and Trust Corporation (ATRAM) is partnering with additiv, a wealth tech solutions provider headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, to modernize and digitize its wealth management solutions.
8 Aug 2022
Optimism among high-net-worth investors has dipped to early-pandemic levels on continuing concerns about the economic and market impact of inflation and the war in Ukraine, particularly on their retirement savings, a new survey finds.
4 Aug 2022
Investment in Asia-Pacific commercial real estate decreased by 17% year-on-year to US$70.9 billion in the first half of 2022, as a tightening rate cycle and inflationary concerns began affecting transaction activity, JLL reports.
4 Aug 2022
Revolut, a London-based fintech company boasting more than 20 million customers worldwide, on Thursday (August 4) launched a new cryptocurrency service in Singapore, enabling customers to securely buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies with the tap of a button. Revolut is providing all customers in Singapore with more than 80 tokens available via its app.
4 Aug 2022
Announcing the winners of the Mandates and Solutions of the Year of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2022.
4 Aug 2022
Singapore’s telecom conglomerate Singtel plans to invest a further US$100 million into its corporate venture arm Singtel Innov8, bringing its total capital commitment to US$350 million.
3 Aug 2022
Europe’s commercial real estate market is facing a difficult second half amid rising interest rates and uncertain economic conditions.
3 Aug 2022
Investors should fine-tune portfolio to grow regardless of where global economy heads
1 Aug 2022
HSBC Bank (China) Limited has become the first international bank to distribute private trust plans investing in hedge funds for qualified investors in mainland China, providing them with alternative investment options to achieve a more diversified asset allocation.
29 Jul 2022
Deal allows asset manager to boost growth, digitalization, enhance client experience
29 Jul 2022
Gold demand rose 12% year-on-year to 2,189 tonnes in the first half of 2022, thanks to strong exchange-traded fund inflows in the first quarter, although it was down 8% y-o-y to 948 tonnes (excluding over-the-counter) in the second quarter. After an initial rally in April on geopolitical risks and building inflationary pressure, the gold price dropped in Q2 as investors shifted their focus to rapidly rising interest rates and a strong US dollar, the World Gold Council says in its latest Gold Demand Trends report.
28 Jul 2022
Asia Connect
SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) has ventured into renewable energy by acquiring full ownership of two major geothermal steam fields in the country.
3 Aug 2022
BOC Aviation has signed a deal to place six Airbus A320neo aircraft with South American ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART Airlines.
3 Aug 2022
A consortium led by institutional investor EIG and Belgian energy infrastructure company Fluxys has acquired an 80% stake in GNL Quintero (GNLQ), the largest liquefied natural gas terminal in Chile.
3 Aug 2022
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) and China Construction Bank (Europe) have participated in a bank syndicate for a 4 billion Polish zloty (US$840 million) sustainability-linked loan for Tauron Polska Energia.
3 Aug 2022
The Peljesac Bridge in Croatia, built by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), has opened to traffic. The 2.4-kilometre bridge connects the mainland with the Peljesac Peninsula. It allows road traffic to avoid any border crossing with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
3 Aug 2022
Stavian Chemical, the largest polymers distributor in Vietnam, is building a US$1.5 billion polypropylene plant in the country, raising the prospects of stiffer competition among suppliers in the sector.
28 Jul 2022
Norwegian renewable energy producer Scatec is set to start construction of solar and battery storage facilities in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, after reaching financial close. The US$1 billion project, the largest of its kind in Africa and the first sizeable baseload renewable energy project in South Africa, will provide 540 megawatts of solar power capacity and 1.1 gigawatt hours of battery storage capacity.
27 Jul 2022
Hitachi Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish industrial start-up H2 Green Steel to leverage electrification, digitalization and hydrogen in support of the decarbonization of the steel industry.
27 Jul 2022
A consortium led by Trafigura and Mota-Engil has won a concession tender for rail services and logistics support for the Lobito Corridor in Angola, the Central African country’s transport ministry has announced. The corridor is a key route connecting mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Lobito port in Angola, and international markets beyond.
27 Jul 2022
The £2.4 billion ($2 billion) NeuConnect subsea electricity cable project, the first direct power link between the United Kingdom and Germany, has reached financial close.
27 Jul 2022
Coller Capital and Hahn & Co have led a US$1.5 billion investment into Korean cement maker Ssangyong C&E in what they say is the largest general partner-led transaction in Asia. Ssangyong is actively expanding into the waste management business.
26 Jul 2022
On The Move
Sandeep Pahwa has 30 years of global investment banking experience
5 Aug 2022
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has appointed Shayan Hazir as chief digital officer, Asean, effective August 8.
4 Aug 2022
Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Rosanna Tang as head of business development services, Hong Kong, effective August 1.
1 Aug 2022
DBS has appointed Lim Chu Chong as president director of PT Bank DBS Indonesia (DBS Indonesia), succeeding Paulus Sutisna, subject to regulatory approval. Lim is currently chief operating officer of the bank’s institutional banking group (IBG). In his new role, Lim will be part of DBS’ group management committee.
1 Aug 2022
Martin Bednall brings expertise in portfolio management, capital markets, product development.
28 Jul 2022
Jackson Lee has been with the firm for over a decade and at the forefront of many of its milestones
27 Jul 2022
Marcin Nowakowski has expertise across all TMT verticals, including digital infrastructure
27 Jul 2022
Standard Chartered has appointed Andy Ross as global head, prime and financing, financing & securities services (FSS), effective July 25.
27 Jul 2022
Citi Global Wealth has appointed C.R. Sambamurthy as Asia head of Citigold and Citigold Private Client, effective August 1. Citigold and Citigold Private Client serve the bank’s affluent and high-net-worth clients in the region.
26 Jul 2022
Phil Corcoran has 26 years of experience with the company
26 Jul 2022
Gary Leung has 15 years of alternatives investment experience at wealth management firms
25 Jul 2022