The IFF China Report 2020

Insight and perspectives from the world’s leaders, premier policy-makers and financiers

Green finance and fintech

Green finance has been steadily growing over the past few years. As China has come under greater scrutiny about the scope of its projects, the Belt and Road Initiative has evolved to foster sustainability both in terms of debt servicing and infrastructure funding. In 2019, China was the largest market for green bond issuance – ahead of the US. In this section, international policy-makers discuss how China continues to deepen its markets and promote new and innovate forms of finance, including fintech.


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The price isn’t right

Laurent Fabius, IFF board member, president of the Constitutional Council of France and former prime minister of France, calls for immediate, steep rises in the cost of carbon emitting, but warns that any carbon tax policies must be competitive, fair and…

Futures market can carry carbon cost

China should step up the pace of establishing an integrated carbon emissions trading system, writes Jiang Yang, IFF vice-chairman, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and former vice-chairman of the…

The cost of decarbonisation

Building a zero carbon economy might be easier than we think, says Adair Turner, chairman of the Energy Transitions Commission and former chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority. But are governments and industry willing to pay the price?

New drivers of the global trade engine

The future of trade and payment systems in Asia – including the Philippines – looks bright, raising incomes and productivity, says Francisco Dakila, deputy governor of the monetary and economics sector at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

A Swift exit?

Yao Qian, general manager of the China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation, says that cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer banking offer fast alternatives to the increasingly politicised Swift network, and could help build a world currency…

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