Africa

Adoption of Micro-Takaful Will Support Nigeria’s SIPs

Adoption of "Micro-Takaful" in Nigeria will help to support the current efforts of the Federal Government in expanding the Social Intervention Programs (SIPs) for...

Ovamba & Singularity Launch Tradetech Partnership in Egypt

TradeTech innovator, Ovamba Solutions (www.Ovamba.com) and financial services provider, Singularity Finance (www.Singularity.finance) have partnered to deliver financial inclusion and growth capital to small and...

Asia and the Pacific

Malaysia Expands Green SRI Sukuk Grant Scheme

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) on January 21 announced the expansion of its Green Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk Grant Scheme to encourage more...

NZ Firm Enlists SRB for Islamic Financing Products

New Zealand based financial services company Efco said that it has received Sharia certification as a mark of compliance from Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB)...

Europe

Supply and Greenium Rising in Sustainable Bonds

Natixis is expecting euro-denominated green and sustainable bond supply to rise by more than a third in 2021 as increasing investor demand continues to...

Giant Swedish Wind Park Targets Turbines as Tall As Eiffel Tower

The developer of Europe’s biggest onshore wind park in Sweden has its eyes on a new milestone in renewable energy. Svevind AB is working on...

Middle East and North Africa

Promoting Green Finance in Qatar: Post-Pandemic Opportunities and Challenges

The recent COVID-19 pandemic had significant implications for both national economies and the global financial system, in addition to hindering the achievement of the...

Sukuk Issuances Beat 2019 Record, Fueled by Covid-19 Crisis

Total sukuk issuances worldwide set a new record during 2020, reaching a total of $172.1 billion, compared to $169.1 billion issued in 2019, according...

North America

Hive Blockchain Buys 6,400 Bitcoin Miners from Canaan, Capacity Reaches 1,229...

Canadian bitcoin miner Hive Blockchain has bought 6,400 next generation mining machines from Canaan. The Avalonminer 1246 miners will add a combined 576 petahash...

Cybersecurity Firm Uses Encrypted Hard Drive with Bitcoin to Test Applicants

Researchers wishing to apply to New York-based Red Balloon Security have to complete an unusual technical interview as part of their application process: unlocking...

South America

Fibra Prologis Issues First Green Bond for a REIT in Mexico

Mexican real estate investment trust (REIT) Fibra Prologis has issued a green bond worth $375 million, becoming the first REIT in the country to...

Costa Rica Issues Green Bonds for Economic Reactivation with a Sustainable...

The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the fiscal situation of Costa Rica require green, resilient and inclusive solutions that consider both...