A new, special-purpose bank charter set to be awarded to select financial technology companies promises to be a boon for both the companies and banks, two fintech experts say.
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The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (Aaoifi) has issued a new shariah standard that allows Islamic financial institutions to use gold.
The dollar’s mid-December surge to a 14-year high is pressuring currencies pegged to the greenback, while making it more difficult for emerging markets countries with weakening currencies to repay increasingly expensive, dollar-denominated debt.
Malaysia’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, has issued new hedging and foreign exchange rules aimed at restoring stability to the ringgit, which has been under pressure for some time. However, the effort may well have the opposite effect.
The Shenzhen–Hong Kong Stock Exchange has become one of the dual channels through which mainland Chinese investors may have direct access to Hong Kong–listed stocks, and signals The latest connection signals further integration and extends China’s capital impact deeper into the Hong Kong market.
Western European banks and institutions are expanding financing for small and medium-sized companies in Turkey.
After an absence from financial markets, special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, have recently returned--and are popping up in new markets around the world.
With alternative lending on the rise, Brazil seeks to establish new and reliable sources of financial information.
With interest rates in negative territory and quantitative easing having run its course, central bankers are thinking about turning to cryptocurrencies to solve problems.
After several years of inactivity, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could see a spate of M&A deals in financial services.
As fintech becomes both partner and competitor to global and regional banks—and other financial services firms—it is increasingly coming under the scrutiny of regulators. But how that regulatory framework develops is different in each jurisdiction. In the province of Ontario, ...
Singapore chosen as a top fintech hub in Connecting Global FinTech: Hub Review 2016 by Deloitte and All Street Research.
Central bank governors face the tough task of stimulating growth with monetary policy, which seems to have reached a natural limit. Only fiscal policy can set the stage for long-term expansion.
A series of proposed megamergers in the global agrochemicals and seed industries—capped by Bayer's record $66 billion cash bid for Monsanto—raise fears of a pricing monopoly in the farm-supply industry and threat to the global food supply.
A deepening and widening of the nascent corporate bond market in India is on track, following reforms by the Reserve Bank of India aimed to draw in foreign and small investors.
If you think record-low interest rates are the result of years of expansionary monetary policices, think again.
The year 2016 is set to break a record for withdrawn global M&A deals, with regulators scotching several high-profile mergers.
Beirut aims to become the number-one hub in the Middle East for young entrepreneurs, so the Lebanese Central Bank recently added $200 million its 2013 promise to guarantee $400 million in investment in the knowledge economy.
Post-Brexit, real estate deals were supposed to decline--especially in London. Yet the market may prove more resilient than expected.
Blue-chip bond buys add liquidity fuel to companies already swimming in cash.