Mongolia joins ADB currency-linked bond wagon

Mongolia has raised $7m development capital through an ADB currency-linked bond issue for a sustainable milk…

Pisit Serewiwattana – President, EXIM Thailand

Established in 1993, the Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand), is a state-owned specialised financial institution.…

Fokion C. Karavias – CEO, Eurobank Ergasias

After several reincarnations since its launch as  Euromerchant Bank in 1990, Eurobank has established itself as…

Hong Kong crisis makes Tokyo walk the line

Japan wants to use the Hong Kong crisis to persuade its bankers to mover to Tokyo,…

Pandemic and environmentalists put pressure on New Silk Road

Governments want China to restructure, delay repayments or forgive tens of billions of dollars of loans…

Singapore virtual banking auction may add to Hong Kong’s woes

Singapore may increasingly come to be seen as an alternative financial centre of choice to Hong…

Tencent boss Pony Ma climbs Forbes rich list in rise and rise of e-commerce

With Amazon’s  Jeff Bezos wresting top spot in the Forbes rich list from Microsoft’s Bill Gates …

China pips India in battle for stake in Dakha Stock Exchange

This week’s announcement from Bangladesh that it had rejected a bid for a 25% stake in…

China puts weight behind AIFC and Kazakh plans for regional financial hub

Kazakhstan’s ambitions to establish the Astana International Financial Centre’s (AIFC) as a banking and investment hub…

City of London looks to China and BRI to soften Brexit blow

Brexit: Around 200 British and Chinese government representatives and business leaders will gather in London this…

Threat of more US sanctions prompts Russia to take OFZ treasury bond roadshow to China

Concerns over the possibility of the US administration introducing another round of sanctions has prompted  Russia…

Moscow gets ready for return of the IPO

The Moscow Stock Exchange  may host up to 12  IPOs and SPOs  next year and various…

Tightening of sanctions forces Sberbank to cut back European operations

Russia’s state-owned Sberbank has indicated that it intends to pull out of “several” European countries where…

Halyk Bank swallows up rival as consolidation of Kazakh banking sector begins

In a move that the authorities in Astana hope will help stabilise Kazakhstan’s banking sector,  the…

Belt and Road gets own shipping index

After a two-year trial the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) yesterday officially launched a series of indices…

ADB pledges $5bn to India’s ECEC East Coast Economic Corridor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)  yesterday committed $5bn to develop infrastructure along India’s East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC)…

IFC signs up insurance giants to tackle Asian infrastructure needs

The IFC yesterday announced that it had teamed up with the Prudential’s Asian asset management business…

Soaring gold prices tempt Polyus back to market

Encouraged by an 11% rise in global gold prices this year and by a separate $887m…

NASDAQ and Shanghai exchange get into bed with Astana

Nasdaq has been selected to power Kazakhstan’s new AIFC Exchange and, along with the Shanghai Stock…

Ping An overtakes Allianz and launches $1bn fintech investment fund

China’s Ping An Insurance Group this week celebrated  overtaking Allianz as the world’s  most valuable insurance…

Governor looks to position AIFC as centre for Islamic banking in CIS

Kazakhstan is planning to promote its new Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) as a leading regional platform…

More Russian IPOs planned as investors return to Moscow

Foreign investors are being lured back into Russia by businesses seeking to tap the public equity and…

Gazprom’s Asian charm offensive struggles to excite investors

As their board considers the possibility of a share placement on one of Asia’s major stock…

Saudi Aramco to woo Chinese with IPO

Saudi Aramco has asked JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley to help with what, at $100bn,…