A burned out plantation in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Indonesia. Indonesia has been criticised by green groups and its Southeast Asian neighbours for failing to stop the region’s annual haze, largely caused by fires started to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: EPA A burned out plantation in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Indonesia. Indonesia has been criticised by green groups and its Southeast Asian neighbours for failing to stop the region’s annual haze, largely caused by fires started to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: EPA
A burned out plantation in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Indonesia. Indonesia has been criticised by green groups and its Southeast Asian neighbours for failing to stop the region’s annual haze, largely caused by fires started to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: EPA

Banks pump billions into deforestation-linked firms in Southeast Asia, study claims

Banks provided at least US$38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were provided to 50 companies in these sectors between 2010 and 2015

A burned out plantation in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Indonesia. Indonesia has been criticised by green groups and its Southeast Asian neighbours for failing to stop the region’s annual haze, largely caused by fires started to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: EPA A burned out plantation in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Indonesia. Indonesia has been criticised by green groups and its Southeast Asian neighbours for failing to stop the region’s annual haze, largely caused by fires started to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: EPA
A burned out plantation in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Indonesia. Indonesia has been criticised by green groups and its Southeast Asian neighbours for failing to stop the region’s annual haze, largely caused by fires started to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: EPA
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