Africa

Fintech 250 Report: Cape Town-Based Startups JUMO and Yoco Made the...

Cape Town has long sought to cement itself as the silicon valley of Africa. While the property prices were always trending in the right...

Africa-Europe Alliance: Boosting Sustainable Energy Investments in Africa

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and...

Asia and the Pacific

CDB Issues First Securitized Products of Green Credit Assets

  China Development Bank (CDB), the world's largest development finance institution, issued its securitized products of green credit assets on the interbank market for the...

Sukuk Can Be Floated for Funding Diamer-Bhasha Dam

Over the previous more than a decade, more than 100 Sukuk (Islamic bonds) have been issued in Pakistan with the first in 2006. These...

Europe

New Green Bond Segment On The Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Deutsche Börse has launched a new segment for green bonds on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It currently includes about 150 bonds that comply with...

Swiss Cryptocurrency Firm X8 Obtains Islamic Finance Certification for Sharia-Compliant Stablecoin

Switzerland-based financial technology firm X8 AG has obtained certification from Islamic scholars for its digital currency, with plans to expand its business in the...

Middle East and North Africa

Validity of Cryptocurrencies in Islamic Finance

Unlike fiat money, a cryptocurrency is recognised only by members of a certain community or network who agree to regard it as something of...

Al-Nahedh: Financing Development Projects in Line with Kuwait Vision

  Group Chief Executive Officer at Kuwait Finance House (KFH), Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh emphasized the role of Islamic finance instruments in providing effective financing solutions,...

North America

Emerging Markets for Green Solutions

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent our most ambitious development agenda ever, setting the vision, framework and targets for the transition to a sustainable...

Duke Energy Sells $1B Worth of ‘Green Bonds’

Duke Energy Carolinas has closed on $1 billion worth of “green bonds” the utility can use to finance solar projects it builds and other...

South America

Suriname Parliament Approves Expansion of Islamic Bank Cooperation

The National Assembly of Suriname on Thursday gave approval for the country to join the Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investments and Export credits...

Visa Announces First Fintech Investment in Brazil

Visa has announced an investment in Brazilian digital payments processing technology platform Conductor as part of a strategy to get closer to the fintech...