In this issue, we consider the implications of regulations that ensure Malaysia’s biggest companies have at least one female director from next year, in a move that supports women’s empowerment and board gender diversity.

We look at the tax issues posed by the use of non-fungible tokens in the market and why digital art is in the regulators’ sights. And, as Asia experiences a golf boom, we find out how the professional game is becoming big business and fuelling an interest in developing clubs and facilities.

Meanwhile, our columnists write on why Asia is facing inflation challenges from the fallout of rising global prices and a hike in interest rates, and why zombie businesses are using up resources needed to fuel a robust recovery.

Our main interview this month is Fwu Wren Loh FCCA, general manager at Aer Rianta International (ARI), in New Zealand. He describes how the airport retail experience is bouncing back after months of restrictions led to a significant drop in customers.

Also, we look at the 12 competencies needed by finance professionals to succeed in green finance. As ACCA’s head of sustainability Emmeline Skelton warns: ‘Green job creation will be a huge part of the transition to net zero, and the finance community can enable business to kickstart the processes.’

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