Fintech redefined: why Islamic finance matters to the development of Hong Kong’s fintech ecosystem

At Hong Kong FinTech Week, panelists shared their views on the capacity for fintech developments to improve regulatory and ethical standards, including ESG, across Asia’s financial markets.

From October 30 to November 5, Hong Kong hosted its eighth annual iteration of FinTech Week, with “Fintech Redefined” as the theme set to colour the conversations of the event’s 500 speakers, 650 exhibitors and thousands of attendees from over 90 economies.

“In Hong Kong we offer unparalleled opportunities for fintech businesses for your businesses to grow and thrive,” chief executive John Lee, told the audience during his opening speech on November 2.

Growth is synonymous with Asia. In spite of the varied headwinds that have shocked the global economy, leading to slowdown and recession in some markets, the International Monetary Fund IMF maintains optimism...

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