Asian technology companies account for a third of regional investment indices, but the ban on advanced chips is testing appetite for a sector already facing cyclical weakness and ongoing regulatory uncertainty.
India’s domestically-driven economy and Indonesia’s commodity-led exports should provide some resilience despite a more challenging operating environment characterised by higher global inflation, rising interest rates and liquidity tightening. Elaine Koh, senior director for Asia-Pacific non-bank financial institutions at Fitch Ratings discusses the prospects for India and Indonesia’s finance and leasing sector in the current economic environment.
Investors should be given credit — carbon credit in particular — when they hold carbon-intensive assets in Asia but aim to help these assets transit. However, regulations also need to stay updated in order to prevent greenwashing.
Experts participating in a panel moderated by FA discussed the benefits of DLT and tokenisation across capital markets, and the efforts of banks and stock exchanges to leverage these emerging technologies.