HSBC launches $1bn fund for Asean's digital economy

The bank wants to help scale digital 'platform players', and is also offering $150m of venture debt to the Singapore market to provide financing to early-stage, high-growth companies backed by venture capital or private equity.
March 27, 2024

Asia seeks 2024 redemption for IPOs

2023 was a testing time for many of Asia's stock markets through a combination of weak performance and a lack of IPOs. FA looks at what went wrong, how sentiment might improve and some of the continent's bright spots.
February 27, 2024

Can Chinese equities bounce back this year?

Investors are divided whether peak pessimism and distressed valuations will reverse the asset class’s underperformance, or if recent trends are set to continue in 2024.
January 16, 2024

Malaysia’s net zero transition: expediting ESG

Malaysia’s Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) met last month to outline five initiatives to expedite the market’s transition to net zero. FA spoke to experts to assess the regulatory environment that Malaysia is working to cultivate, in support of climate-conscious investment.
November 07, 2023

HKMA publishes findings of e-HKD pilot

Experts share insights around the value potential of a digital currency, following the HKMA’s publication of an initial report on the pilot.
October 31, 2023