Debt Research

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE POLL 2022: Going green becomes mainstream

Investors and borrowers across Asia Pacific are bracing for a record year in sustainable debt. And the roadmap suggests even more growth to come, as increasingly savvy market players eye climate targets and back new standards and regulations, finds the 5th annual ANZ/FinanceAsia poll.

Pandemic Progress Check: China Homebuilding

Contracted sales of Chinese property developers have largely recovered since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Nationwide monthly sales declined by up to 35% at the pandemic’s peak in February 2020 when the government ordered most sales offices to shut, but have since rebounded. Monthly sales growth turned positive in year-on-year terms since May 2020, and cumulative nationwide contracted sales up to September 2020 were 6% higher than in the same period in 2019.