Ecologies of Green Finance: Green Sukuk and Development of Green Islamic Finance in Malaysia

Liu, Felicia and Lai, Karen P.Y. (2021) ‘Ecologies of Green Finance: Green Sukuk and Development of Green Islamic Finance in Malaysia’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Pleased to see that a paper that I have been working on with my former PhD student, Felicia Liu, is now published. This may be of interest to those... Continue Reading →

In Memoriam: Prof. CP Pow (National University of Singapore)

The following is a translation of an article written by Chinese geographers following the sad news of Prof. CP Pow's passing on 22nd July 2021 (see formal announcement from NUS Geography department). The article circulated amongst the Chinese geography community is a touching tribute to Pow's contributions to China urban geography, and testament to his... Continue Reading →

Two seminars on Islamic green bonds and FinTech

It's been a rather busy April. Teaching and marking aside, I was able to give two seminars based on on-going work. The first was a seminar for the Centre for Urban and Regional Development (CURDS), Newcastle University, on 15th April 2021. Titled 'Ecologies of Green Finance in Islamic Financial Centre Development: The Case of Green... Continue Reading →

FinGeo Virtual Seminar Series in 2021

Given the uncertainty of holding in-person events in 2021, the FinGeo committee decided back in 2020 to organise a virtual seminar series to maintain community engagement and discussions. Organised in three parts (February-March, May-July, and September-November), we have finished with a very stimulating and well-attended Part 1, and about to start with Part 2 in... Continue Reading →

FinGeo online workshop ‘Evolving Geographies of FinTech’

Join us in exploring new research ideas on the evolving geographies of FinTech! The 2-day online workshop will cover 4 main themes: Economic Geographies of FinTechFinTech Consumption and PracticesGeopolitics of FinTechFinTech Markets and Regulation Evolving Geographies of FinTech 25th November 2020 (13:00-17:00 GMT)26th November 2020 (08:00-12:00 GMT) Co-convenors: David Bassens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)Reijer Hendrikse (Vrije... Continue Reading →

Eurasian Geographies and Economics Colloquium on ‘Financing Belt and Road Initiative’

I have been working on a collection of commentaries about the intersections of finance and geopolitics in studying the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and this has just been published in Eurasian Geography and Economics ( ** Open Access until 30 June 2020 ** as "Research Colloquium: Financing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)". This... Continue Reading →

Regional Studies special issue on “New Financial Geographies of Asia”

The Regional Studies special issue that I have been working on with Fenghua Pan, Martin Sokol and Dariusz Wojcik has just been published. Titled "New financial geographies of Asia", the special issue brings together a collection of papers that examines the role of finance in the restructuring of markets, firms, government policies and urban processes... Continue Reading →

CFP: Unpacking Geographies of FinTech (RGS-IBG 2020)

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London, 1-4  September 2020 Unpacking Geographies of FinTech Sponsored by: Economic Geography Research Group Session convenors: Karen Lai (Durham University) Reijer Hendrikse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) FinTech, short for ‘financial technology’, operates at the intersections of the financial and technology sectors where big technology firms and start-ups... Continue Reading →

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