Asia’s green debt needs bigger state support

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By Narae Kim
28 Jul 2016

Asia has had a good run of green bond issuance this year, but its contribution to global volumes slowed in the second quarter. Market participants are now calling for bigger participation from governments in the region to inject some momentum into an asset class that is facing multiple headwinds. Narae Kim reports.

Green financing in Asia moved forward this year with several landmark trades successfully wrapped up in the international bond market. Bank of China sold the region’s largest green bond this month, raising $3bn from a five tranche, ...

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