Stay on top of the latest updates from our thought leaders and subject matter experts on the market trends and business outlook for the Asia Pacific region.
Malaysia GE 2022: market and currency outlook
With the conclusion of the Malaysian General Election, senior currency analyst Jeff Ng provides his outlook for the Malaysian ringgit after the election, and its implications on the market ahead.
The power of engagement in enabling Asia’s energy transition
Fresh from his trip to COP27 in Egypt, Tomo Ishikawa, global head of government and regulatory affairs, shares his initial observations of the summit. He is joined by Amanpreet Singh, Director of ESG Finance for Asia Pacific in a reflection of MUFG’s latest efforts in driving transition finance and the importance of client engagement in enabling a just and orderly transition in Asia.
ESG in a time of energy (in)security
Has the global energy crisis dealt a damaging blow to global sustainability, and the net zero targets established for 2030 and beyond? Hailey Orr, Capital Markets Strategist from MUFG’s New York office, shares highlights from her latest report on the impact of the global energy crisis on ESG efforts.
”The Orchestrated Slowdown” - global economy and markets outlook
Tom Joyce, Capital Markets Strategist from MUFG's New York office, shares highlights from his latest research report on the extent of the global recession in the coming quarter, and whether the US Fed will be able to continue its historically rapid pace of tightening in 2022.
Asia FX Outlook Q3 2022: Navigating Troubled Waters in the second half of the year
Amid ongoing global growth concerns and tighter financial conditions, currencies in Asia are expected to run into choppy waters in the year ahead, with a divergence in performance, driven by country-specific factors and local economic trends.
In this episode, our global markets research team for Asia, led by Dr. Lin Li and currency analysts Jeff Ng and Sophia Ng, provide their outlook for currencies in the region for the second half of 2022.
Breaking the deforestation spell for the agribusiness sector in South-east Asia
South-east Asia is home to 15% of the world's tropical forests, but its fast-growing agricultural business sector, rightly or wrongly, has long been identified as one of the contributors to deforestation. But what if by providing agribusinesses greater access to digital financial services, we can not only empower them to generate greater returns, but also help protect the environment?
In this episode, MUFG's Elisa Minischetti, vice president of Digital Transformation Division in Singapore, and Amanpreet Singh, Director in ESG Finance office for APAC, share how the bank is promoting financial inclusion through fintech as part of MUFG’s sustainability mission in Asia Pacific. Lionel Wong, Head of the Green Fintech Office of the Monetary Authority of Singapore also shares the regulator is also playing its part to address the deforestation issue, support the agribusiness sector and promote the growth of green finance in Singapore and across the region.