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Earlier in December we heard the news that Binance had withdrawn its application to obtain a cryptoexchange licence in Singapore. This followed frequent clashes with the regulator in Singapore, which in September prompted Binance to ban its users in the country from trading on its global platform.
The capital provided by Hong Kong’s markets will be crucial in financing China’s – and the wider region’s – path to a net-zero future. It will be to Hong Kong that businesses and entrepreneurs across Asia look to find the capital needed to build the green infrastructure and the transformative products of the future. As economies across the continent continue to develop, and become more economically sophisticated, it will be cash originating in Hong Kong that will wean them off coal and onto green energy.
Standard Chartered or StanChart is not a bank that is shy about it’s aspirations when it comes to China. Many of the speakers at this year’s Sibos have talked about China as well. Apart from CBDCs, digital transformation and the generous plethora of leaders involved in this years’ event, the Regulator and the Customer were also talking points.
The opening months of MSCI’s new China indexes should serve as a warning. The CCP works in unpredictable ways, and sometimes in a manner that is deliberately economically damaging. For this reason, returns in China can never be taken for granted.

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