Africa

How Islamic Finance Supports Nigeria’s Sustainable Development Goals

Islamic Finance has the potentials to support Nigeria's quest to achieve its sustainable development goals as a nation. The Emir of Kano His Royal...

GCC Governments Spur Investment in Africa

Investor interest in Africa from the Arabian Gulf continues to gain momentum as government-backed investments encourage private-sector entities to enter the continent, Heba Hashem...

Asia and the Pacific

RAM Assigns AA3 Rating to MEX 1 Capital’s RM1.225b Islamic MTN

RAM Ratings has assigned a preliminary rating of AA3/stable to MEX 1 Capital Bhd's (formerly known as Bright Focus Bhd) RM1.225 billion Islamic medium...

Cagamas Issues RM1.1b in Bonds and Sukuk

Cagamas Bhd has issued RM1.1 billion debt securities to fund mortgage loans and Islamic house financing from the financial system. The issuances comprise RM300 million...

Europe

Amundi and EIB’s Green Bond Programme Hits €253m

French asset manager Amundi and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have reached a first close of €253m for their green debt programme, which aims...

24% of Islamic Fintechs Expect to Seek Regulated Status in the...

24% of Islamic fintechs are unregulated but will seek regulated status in the future, according to the findings of a new survey released on...

Middle East and North Africa

Green Bonds: An Option for UAE Government to Achieve Its Energy...

The UAE soon will need to consider other alternatives to achieve its energy mix targets. The current undertaken approaches include but are not limited...

Going The Extra Mile: Mahmoud Almarzouq, Investment Manager, KISP Ventures

It has been repeated many times that the banking industry struggles with different disruptors, be it with the advent of new technologies, or the...

North America

Nasdaq Increases Transparency In Sustainable Bonds

Anne-Charlotte Eliasson, head of European fixed income listings at Nasdaq, said the launch of the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network should boost the growth of...

Of Monetary Economics, Zero Interest Rates and Islamic Finance

The interest rate is the compensation paid for the use of money. In neo-classical economics, the prevailing rate of interest is the rate that...

South America

BBVA’s Sustainable Solutions for a Green Future

BBVA’s Sustainable Solutions for a Green Future

Green is more than a color. In our collective imagination, it symbolizes nature and is associated with caring for the environment. We need a...

Green Climate Fund Approves REDD+ Emission Reductions in Paraguay for a...

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the submission by Paraguay of 26 million tons of CO2 of forest emission reductions for a total...