The man moving Africa’s money

Obi Emetarom is an ambitious man. He wants his fintech company Appzone to be at the heart of African banking and payments with its proprietary cloud and blockchain based technology, and, after raising US$10mn in series A funding earlier this year, he is building the team to do it.

Are sovereign wealth funds becoming more sustainable?

With US$10 trillion in combined assets – many of which are highly polluting – the world’s sovereign wealth funds have been accused of lagging behind the rest of their financial sector in terms of their climate change commitments. What can be done to change the status quo?

Brexit and the City

The Brexit deal has posed challenges for London-based financial services firms, which look set to lose some of their EU business as a result. 

Mega-issuer EU unifies bond market approach

The European Union raised €5bn by tapping existing bonds in its first syndication of 2023, with a blowout deal using the borrower’s new approach to bond sales that consolidates all its programmes into one monolithic issuing entity. 

EMEA’s hydrogen future approaches.

With a record number of projects taking place from Scotland to Mallorca and across the Middle East, green hydrogen looks like a sensible option for energy transition. Little used at present, governments, developers and investors are beginning to bet big on the future promise of sustainably produced H2.