Africa

E-Wallet eTijar Set to Tap Nigeria’s Nascent Islamic Finance Industry

eTijar is working on becoming a fully Shariah compliant ethical finance and wealth management fintech platform, targeting customers looking to invest ethically. “eTijar is a...

FG, Partners Complete N10bn Historic Corporate Sukuk Bond

The federal government and its partners in the private sector, under the auspices of Family Homes Funds Limited (FHFL), have completed the issuance of...

Asia and the Pacific

Malaysia Stands Chance to Seize More of Islamic Trade Finance Market

Malaysia has an opportunity to “grow significantly” in the Islamic trade finance market, according to the World Bank, as the global Islamic finance sector...

Singaporean Private Capital Exchange Exploring Shariah Compliant Tokens

The private capital exchange ADDX is keen on offering Shariah compliant digital securities on its platform following its latest partnership with Bahrain-based Investcorp which...

Europe

Moscow Using Green Bonds to Finance Sustainable Transport Projects

Moscow will use so-called ‘green bonds’ to raise funding to develop urban transport infrastructure which will help reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gas. That’s...

Two City Lawyers on a Mission to Make Their Fintech the...

Islamic Finance Guru (IFG), a UK-based Islamic finance platform, has closed an investment round led by Outward venture capital, as the market for Islamic...

Middle East and North Africa

Saudi Arabia Hosts Summit for Islamic Financial Innovation and Digital Transformation

The 15th Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Summit in November will put the spotlight on ways to foster innovation, technological adoption, accessibility and sustainability...

Halal Trade Set to Resume Growth Trajectory

While the pandemic seemed at first to threaten shortened supply chains as Muslim-majority countries like others looked to secure domestic food supplies, a recovering...

North America

Bitcoin Price Nears $9,000 as It Breaks Through Its Highest Level This Year

CoinDesk: Bitcoin Analysts Expect a Short-Squeeze

Bitcoin pulled back on Friday after rising nearly 10% earlier this week. The cryptocurrency was trading around $32,000 at press time and is up...

How Blockchain Can Power Sustainable Development

If you have been following the financial news, you may have seen that the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed from around $11,000 in October...

South America

Argentina’s Fintech Landscape Shows Strong Growth Despite Headwinds

Argentina’s booming fintech industry boasts over 300 companies that employ nearly 15,000 people. This year, the sector is expected to create more than 5,600...

Brazilian HR Startup Flash Raises $22M in a Tiger Global-Led Series...

Flash, a startup that has developed a flexible benefits platform for Brazilian companies and employees, has raised $22 million in a Series B round...