Europe

Europe

Hitachi Capital UK Places USD-40m Green Bond

Financial services firm Hitachi Capital (UK) Plc has placed a USD-40-million (EUR 33.8m) senior unsecured medium-term note with a single investor, namely Dai-ichi Frontier...

EU Racks Up Another $100 Billion Order for Prized Social Bonds

The European Union took advantage of high demand for its social bonds to accelerate funding for a regional jobs program. The bloc pulled in above...

The World’s Most Cashless Country has a Problem with Bitcoin

Norway recently emerged as the world’s most cashless society, but its central bank governor says people shouldn’t start turning to Bitcoin as an alternative. Oystein...

Islamic Finance-Focused Caizcoin Enters Cryptocurrency Market

A new altcoin focusing on Islamic finance named “Caizcoin” has been introduced to the cryptocurrency market a year after it was founded in Germany. “Approved...

Portugal’s REN Reports 8.1% Fall in 2020 Profit, Plans for Green...

Portuguese power grids operator REN posted a 8.1% drop in 2020 net profit on lower remuneration from its regulated activities and higher operating expenses. The...

Qardus Reaches Almost 80% of Crowdfunding Target

UK-based Islamic peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform Qardus has crowdfunded 79% of its GBP215,001 (US$299,041) target, or GBP169,927 (US$236,349), through Seedrs as at the 18th...