Africa

Nigerians Can Gain Access to Micro-Credit through Islamic MFBs

Millions of Nigerians can have access to micro-credit through the activities of Islamic microfinance banks in the country. This plays a major role in...

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...

Asia and the Pacific

Fitch: Policies Ripe for Islamic Finance Growth in Bangladesh

A recent policy push by the Bangladesh government to develop Islamic finance could, if sustained, spur the industry’s growth, said American credit rating agency...

Indonesian Islamic Organization Says Crypto Is Forbidden for Muslims

The Indonesian Ulema Council, the country’s top Islamic scholar’s body, has officially deemed cryptocurrency as haram under Sharia law. The decision was made at the...

Europe

Estonia Needs More Workable Sanctions Against Belarus to Stop Its Abuse

After an investigation has shown that Belarussian oil exports to Estonia reached record levels in 2021 despite the harsh EU and Estonian sanctions, the...

Russia Set for Complete Ban on Cryptocurrencies, Crypto Mining

Russia's central bank on Thursday proposed banning the use and mining of cryptocurrencies on Russian territory, citing threats to financial stability, citizens' wellbeing and...

Middle East and North Africa

Martı Among the Leading Players in the Turkish Micro-mobility Market

The signature Turkish technology start-up company Martı is among the leading players operating in the Turkish micro-mobility market, BusinessWire writes. It was citing the recently...

Sharing is Caring for Martı’s Founder Promoting Sharing Economy in Turkey

Sharing as a form of social exchange may have existed long before the invention of online sharing platforms, but the growing importance of sharing...

North America

Bannon’s FJB Crypto Volume Skyrockets Over 1000%

The price of the new “alternative” cryptocurrency FJB that Steve Bannon, White House chief strategist during the Trump administration, has recently promoted to help...

Bitcoin Vulnerable to Rising Leverage Despite Short-Term Optimism

Bitcoin continued to trade in a tight range on Thursday and is roughly flat over the past 24 hours. Some analysts are concerned that...

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...