Africa

IFC Identifies Over 100 Start-Ups That Could Speed Up Innovation in...

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation have selected more than...

DMO Opens N100 Billion Sukuk Bond Today

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on behalf of the Federal Government, today opened an offer for subscription of a N100 billion Sukuk bond. Proceeds...

Asia and the Pacific

Why Halal Investments in Kerala Do Not Make News for the...

Duping in the name of Halal investments is an issue that has left thousands of Indian Muslims confused, scared and angry. Muslims in two...

Bangladesh Bank to Assume the IFSB Chairmanship for 2019

The Council of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) today resolved to appoint its Chairman and Deputy Chairperson for the year 2019. H.E. Fazle...

Europe

Tackling Climate Change Will Require ‘Transforming the Whole Economy’, Financiers Warn

The global economy has to prepare for a profound transformation in the coming decades as the impact of climate change becomes more tangible, Zurich...

Sustainable Finance: Moving Towards a Common Language

In the broader climate-aligned market, meanwhile, there is now around $1.5tr of bonds outstanding, according to numbers published by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)....

Middle East and North Africa

The Turkish Delight: Academic View On The Issue Of National Crypto...

Turkish “crypto expansion” was a big surprise for many people. In a matter of days, they became one of the “Alpha wolves” in a...

Interbank Blockchain Solutions To Be Launched By Islamic Financial Institution

The Islamic states and finance sector in general, have been on their feet and have found out a lot of innovative ways to make...

North America

City’s Green Bonds Will Help Address Stormwater System Issues

The City of Columbia is issuing its first ever Green Bonds to fund stormwater system improvements. The city’s $37.9 million bond issue is the first...

Water Bonds Flow Green in Indiana

The Indiana Finance Authority plans to price up to $217 million of state revolving fund program bonds that have a green designation Wednesday. The...

South America

BBVA Signs First Green-certified Credit with Cover from Spanish ECA

BBVA has granted a five-year €16.5mn loan to a hydroelectric project in Colombia with backing from Cesce, Spain’s export credit agency (ECA). The operation...

First Blockchain Association in Mexico Established

The first blockchain association in Mexico has formed, its founding members including industry players like blockchain software firm ConsenSys, Forbes Mexico reported Nov. 28. The...