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International Finance Corporation mobilises new investors to support ODATA expansion in Brazil

IFC injects funding to bolster Brazil's digital infrastructure in bid to see the country's economy recover from Covid-19 losses...

14 Jan 2022

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The Islamic Development Bank injects $252.5m into Pakistan's vital projects

IsDB provides $252.5m to support Pakistan's 'green' agenda and anti-Covid drive...

3 Jan 2022

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Wizkid and Flutterwave launch innovative global cross-border payments platform

Wizkid teams with Flutterwave, Africa's leading payments technology company since 2016, to launch new way to send money globally...

24 Dec 2021

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New financial tribes in banking identified

Three quarters (75%) of global consumers are now more likely to use digital banking in the next few months than before the pandemic...

12 Nov 2021

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The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

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Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand
Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand

Mastercard has announced that it will be dropping its name from its iconic logo in select contexts...

9 Jan 2019

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#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement
#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement

Standard Bank has firmed up South Africa's commitment to UN Women's #HeForShe movement. Here's why it's so impactful, especially in Africa, and how you can go beyond clicktivism and get involved, too...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

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Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper
Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

Agreeing to use your home currency in a foreign land can significantly inflate the cost of every purchase. Thinking a bit more like an economist can help you avoid this mistake, and save a lot of money...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

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Islamic banking powerhouses gather at IFIF 2016
Islamic banking powerhouses gather at IFIF 2016

Islamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and the Middle East gathered at the 2nd annual International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF 2016)...

10 Feb 2016

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Old Mutual sells its noncore Bermuda business operation

Old Mutual has sold its Bermuda business to Beechwood, a provider of offshore insurance products and reinsurance, for an undisclosed amount...

7 Jan 2016


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