Aaron Woolner

Aaron Woolner is a financial journalist with more than 15 years experience. An Asia specialist, he was previously Hong Kong Bureau Chief for and is fascinated by the diversity in the region’s financial markets. He is currently based in Southeast Asia.

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Prayer wheel in Bhutan
Bhutan to pilot CBDC with Ripple

Himalayan kingdom latest Asian state to trial a digital currency

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 A taxi in Times Square
Blackstone firm to provide clean energy to New York

Transmission Developers to provide 1,250MWs of clean energy to US city

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Thai street food vendors operate during Covid-19
Thailand poised to raise debt ceiling to 70% - report

Finance Ministry looks to borrow more funds as Covid hits Thai economy

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Tether logo on a smartphone screen
Stablecoin Tether denies holding Evergrande paper

Cryptocurrency says it does not have paper issued by the troubled property developer

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Indosat Ooredoo advertising signs in Indonesia
Qatar and Hong Kong telcos to merge Indonesia businesses

Ooredoo and Li Ka Shing’s CK Hutchison ink $6bn Southeast Asia deal

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Wat Phra That Luang, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Laos licences six cryptocurrency firms

Several local construction firms have been granted crypto mining licences

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Okcoin logo on a smartphone
Singapore crypto lending service partners with US exchange Okcoin

Hodlnaut provides crypto lending and interest-earning services

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A number of different digital coins
Cardano price falls despite successful smart contract update

ADA’s price falls even after successful decentralised finance update

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SIX sign on the wall of the SIX Swiss Exchange building
Swiss Stock Exchange gains digital asset licence

Swiss regulator Finma grants first digital infrastructure approvals

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 A dogecoin image with downward pointing graph
Dogecoin biggest crypto loser over past week

Meme coin down 23% in a week in mini-cryptocurrency rout, bitcoin steadies

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 A rusty old lock from a Siberian gulag
Eastern Europe sends more crypto to the dark web than anywhere else

Chainalysis report says Eastern Europe also sends the most web traffic to scam sites

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Shinsei bank sign
Japan’s SBI Holdings makes unsolicited offer for Shinsei bank

Financial group looking to broaden its consumer loan and card business

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 Young Asian woman looking at her cellphone
Rising female incomes to drive Chinese consumption growth says UBS

UBS says market underestimates impact of social change in China

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Synthetic spun-fabric -
Carlyle invests in Japanese synthetic fibre firm Spiber

First non-buyout investment in Japan for the private equity firm

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 Bitcoin with declining price graph
Crypto market cap down 11% on bitcoin rout

Seven of the 10 largest digital currencies have seen major price falls

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