Financial Markets Insights
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Powering Asia’s energy transition with institutional capital
How can institutional capital accelerate Asia’s shift to sustainable energy?
The future of financing is rainbow
Can financial capital be harnessed as a force for good and tackle inequalities deepened by the pandemic?
Maritime in transition – balancing profit and purpose
With the maritime industry at a pivotal point in its transformation to a lower carbon future, find out how financial institutions can play a more strategic role in proactively supporting the industry’s transition.
Opportunities from Disruption
Our inaugural Credit Markets edition of Bankable Insights explores what funding options are available for corporates, financial institutions and sovereigns to raise the capital they need, and how investors can turn their capital into 'a force for good' in today’s rapidly transforming credit landscape.Read the newsletter
Opportunities from Disruption
Our inaugural Credit Markets edition of Bankable Insights explores what funding options are available for corporates, financial institutions and sovereigns to raise the capital they need, and how investors can turn their capital into 'a force for good' in today’s rapidly transforming credit landscape.
Can carbon trading help the shipping industry reach net zero?
Shipping is seen as one of the most difficult industries to decarbonise, and industry players blame the lack of commercially viable technologies. Can carbon trading help?
Supply chain financing: an effective way to finance developing markets
Supply chain finance is emerging as an effective instrument to reduce financing gaps in developing markets.
Filling the infrastructure funding gap in Africa: where collaboration meets innovation
Here’s how collaboration and innovation are becoming key to providing long term infrastructure funding in many high-risk emerging markets like Africa.
Megadeals set to heat up M&A in Asia as China rebounds
Deal-making and M&A are surging as the ultra-low-yield economy bolsters confidence and appetite – especially in Asia.
Capturing opportunities in the race for renewable energy in MENA
Here’s how collaboration and innovative financing can supercharge MENA’s renewable energy ambitions.
How growth and innovation in credit insurance can unlock latent capital
Credit insurance is rapidly growing. Effective collaboration between banks, insurers, and reinsurers is channelling capital to developing-market projects.
Accelerating the path to net zero – the crucial role of finance and investment
As businesses and entire industries completely retool and refocus their priorities to achieve net zero targets, they must also look for ways to fund their transition.
Market Outlooks and Insights
Emerging Markets cyclical recovery is under-appreciated
Global Head of Research, Eric Robertsen shares his views on EM growth and why he remains positive about Asia.
An uneven road to recovery in H2
The optimism around a post-pandemic recovery seen earlier in the year has dimmed somewhat, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 surges across the globe. Clouds of uncertainty have gathered, but plenty of positives remain.
Assessing US exceptionalism and the economic recovery in Q2
US economic data strongly confirms that the US economy is firmly on a recovery track. But are other economies also picking up?
Podcast: H2 Global Research Outlook - Navigating the uneven road to recovery
Economists have started using the term normalisation to describe what might be on the horizon for the global economy. However, countries emerging from various lockdowns and restrictions find themselves on different points along the growth curve. What does this mean for the rate setting cycle? And how can we navigate the patchwork scenario ahead? Hear insights from our economists, Eric Robertsen, Razia Khan and Kaushik Rudra.
Financing and Securities Services
A Focus on Footprint
Asia, Africa and the Middle East are home to the markets with the greatest growth potential in the world; COVID-19 has not altered this fact. Now, bolstered by adapted ways of working and mindsets, many clients are ready to explore these prospects once again. With this in mind, we take ‘A Focus on Footprint’ in this issue of The Custodian.Read the newsletter
A Focus on Footprint
Asia, Africa and the Middle East are home to the markets with the greatest growth potential in the world; COVID-19 has not altered this fact. Now, bolstered by adapted ways of working and mindsets, many clients are ready to explore these prospects once again. With this in mind, we take ‘A Focus on Footprint’ in this issue of The Custodian.
China: a long-term opportunity that requires vision, patience and local partnerships
As China’s economy continues to grow, it’s strategic importance to investors continues to rise.
Why Taiwan’s markets offer global investors a gateway to Asia
Strong macro fundamentals and an active, accessible securities market attracts foreign investors to Taiwan.
Driving Flows into East Africa
Why are East African capital markets getting the attention of institutional investors?
Supporting Islamic finance: How custodians are facilitating the market’s growth
As demand for Shariah-compliant investment products and services grows, leading custodian banks are building innovative solutions to cater for the diverse requirements of Islamic financial institutions.
Case Study: USD 1.1bn financing project to develop and improve water infrastructure in Angola
Learn how we helped Angola’s Ministry of Finance fund a transformational development project that brought together multiple stakeholders.
Case study: Sustainability-linked loan to CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Company Limited
Find out how CSSC Shipping and Standard Chartered worked together on a 10 year-sustainability-linked loan that will specifically support CSSC’s decarbonisation efforts, as well as its strategic goals around sustainability.
Case study: ESG-linked derivative for commodity trader, Trafigura
Find out how Standard Chartered executed an ESG-linked derivative that brings together conventional risk management with sustainable linked KPIs across the supply chain.
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