Africa

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...

Ghana Plans to Issue Africa’s First Social Bonds with $2B Sale

Ghana would be pioneering social bonds in Africa, seizing on an instrument that’s boomed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Ghana is planning to issue green and...

Asia and the Pacific

MARC Affirms Rating on MISC’s RM2.5b Islamic Notes, Stable Outlook

Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd (MARC) has affirmed its AAAIS rating on MISC Bhd’s RM2.5bil Islamic medium-term notes programme with a stable outlook. The rating agency...

Bank of Japan Joins Global Climate-Change Fight With Green Loan Help

The Bank of Japan joined the global battle against climate change with a series of incentives for lenders to help businesses move toward a...

Europe

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...

Sygnum Bank and Artemundi Tokenize a Picasso on the Blockchain

Sygnum, a digital asset bank, and Artemundi, an art investment pioneer, have partnered to tokenize Picasso’s Fillette au béret painting. This marks the first...

Middle East and North Africa

Blockchain Start-Ups Raise Record $4.4 Billion in the Second Quarter

Funding for blockchain start-ups topped $4 billion for the first time in the second quarter, despite a sharp slump in cryptocurrency prices. Companies in the...

Islamic Development Bank Elects New President to Lead Institution

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), a multilateral development finance institution focused on Islamic finance, has elected a new president to lead the institution. Muhammed Sulaiman...

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...