December-January 2017

Europe news

Seven major European banks are building a Blockchain platform specifically for SMEs that will help simplify, secure and boost their trade transactions across the continent.

CEE & CIS news

Slovenia printed €1.3bn of paper on January 17, with the country’s ministry of finance telling EMEA Finance that the deal was part of a year-long focus to ensure secondary market liquidity in its bonds.

Africa News

The East African Community has created some of the institutions that it needs to build a full monetary union, which offers substantial benefits, but many pitfalls, for the region.

Africa News

Kiira Motors of Uganda is developing a solar-powered bus and a range of solar and hybrid cars.