The present study is aimed to identify regional trends in financing to four priority sectors – infrastructure, power generation, fossil fuel extraction (oil & gas, and coal mining), and agribusiness – across Fair Finance Asia’s seven implementing countries (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam).
Mapping Asian Financial Flows
A new study by Fair Finance Asia has mapped and identified regional trends in financing towards four of
the region’s high risk sectors – infrastructure, power generation, extractives (fossil fuels), and agriculture.
The three key findings of the study were:
- Japanese financial institutions continue to maintain the lion share of credit relationships to key businesses in Asia’s high risk sectors, other key players are also emerging from India, Philippines, and Thailand.
- Power generation and fossil fuel extraction are the two sectors that receive the most significant financial flows from creditors and investors outside Asia, and between the countries in the region itself.
- Asia’s reliance and appetite for coal is evidently supported by the vast amount of finance continuously flowing towards this sector with no clear end in sight.