Africa

FG Holds Inaugural Green Bond Advisory Group Meeting

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday held the debut green bond public private advisory group meeting as part of steps to issue its...

Ghana Gov’t Justifies $3bn Sovereign Bonds Issuance

The need to finance critical infrastructure projects and manage liability has pushed the Ghana government to consider issuing sovereign bonds of up to US$3...

Asia and the Pacific

Indonesia to Develop Shariah-Compliant Blockchain Gold Exchange

It seems as though efforts to bring blockchain to the financial services industry across the Asia Pacific is slowly picking up momentum. Indonesia’s leading...

Islamic Banking in India Awaiting Official Approval

Shariah banking, PLS banking, ethical banking, interest-free banking are different names used to identify Islamic banking which primarily works without relying on interest mechanism....

Europe

Scandinavia Dominates 2018 Global Destination Sustainability Index

The latest Global Destination Sustainability (GDS) Index has shown Scandinavia leading the way, with the top six destinations all coming from countries in the...

More European Companies Sign Up for Blockchain

IBM has announced work underway with leading European companies to continue to innovate with blockchain, progressing projects from proof of concept to production environments. The...

Middle East and North Africa

QIB, QPAY Launch First Islamic ‘Point of Sale’, Online Payment Gateway

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has officially launched Qatar’s “First Islamic Point of Sale (PoS) & Online Payment Gateway” solutions in collaboration with QPAY international,...

Islamic Financial Advisors Would Not Consider Sharia Incompatible Cryptocurrency

Halal means permitted and haram means non-permitted. The Muslim faith has got strong classifications about money. There has been continual debate over whether cryptocurrency...

North America

U.S. Islamic Investment Adviser Aims to Expand into Canada in 2019

Florida-based Islamic wealth manager ShariaPortfolio Inc aims to expand into Canada next year, as the firm taps into a growing number of Muslim clients...

Green Bonds’ Newer Shades Help Investors Meet Social Aims

Investors who once thought little about what their portfolios were supporting have elevated purpose and impact towards the top of their agendas in recent...

South America

OKCoin Expanding to Latin America With New Office in Buenos Aires

It has only been a while since OKCoin expanded to the United States, and now the company has announced its expansion to Latin America. In...

OKCoin Adds the Argentine Peso as It Eyes Expansion Into Latin...

Despite a prolonged cryptocurrency bear market and regulatory uncertainties, OKCoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is expanding to Latin America...