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Thursday, 17 August 2017

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  • IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Sustainable growth

    IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Sustainable growth

    Asia’s Green bond market is beginning to bloom. Even in a quiet year for China’s domestic market, the arrival of first-time issuers from the likes of India, Australia and Singapore is adding new depth to the region’s green finance push.

  • IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Roundtable participants

    IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Roundtable participants

  • IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017

    IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Part 1

    IFR ASIA: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Let’s start off this discussion with a look at how the green bond market has developed in this part of the world. Katharine, can you tell us how you see it?

  • Broader interest

    IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Part 2

    IFR ASIA: Let’s talk about the China experience a little bit. I just read an article from Sean Kidney, the head of the Climate Bonds Initiative, saying that over 93% of Chinese green bonds have received external reviews at issuance, which is much higher than the global average of around 73%. You could argue that China is leading the way here. Where do we see the Chinese market developing?

  • Welcome to the 1,000th issue of IFR Asia

    Welcome to the 1,000th issue of IFR Asia

    2017 is a significant year in the history of Asia’s financial markets. It is now 20 years since the devaluation of the Thai baht marked the beginning of a crippling financial crisis that rippled across Asia. It’s also 20 years since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, following the handover of the former British colony.

  • Just a matter of time

    Just a matter of time

    Twenty years after the Asian financial crisis, the region’s economies are stronger and its finances more secure. While lessons have been learned, however, some flaws remain unresolved, and China’s dominance has brought with it new risks.

  • Hong Kong: Simmering along

    Twenty years after colonial rule, Hong Kong’s relationship with China is once again a source of anxiety.

  • Turning tables

    Turning tables

    Asia’s investment banking industry has been through its fair share of upheaval over the past 20 years, and regulatory pressures and rising competition are adding to the challenges. What does it take to be successful in Asian banking today?

  • Appetite for disruption

    Financial technology is upending supply chains and payment systems around the world, but has yet to disrupt major capital financing. Will it ever transform the primary capital markets?

  • Rethinking regulation

    The impact of financial technology companies on the traditional banking sector will depend on the attitude of regulators, says Avinder Bindra.

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