A Look at Fintech Talent in Singapore; Mobile Money Goes Live in South Sudan
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Central and Eastern Europe
- Business Review looks at the potential for French-Romanian cooperation on fintech innovation.
- Relex, a cryptocurrency-based real estate development investment platform, inks agreement with Belarus Currency and Stock Exchange.
- Austrian telecom A1 to begin accepting cryptocurrencies as payment.
Middle East and Northern Africa
- Emirates NBD introduces the first graduates of its fintech sandbox.
- Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) joins the World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC).
- Partnership between NilePay PLC and Zain South Sudan brings the first licensed mobile money service to South Sudan.
Central and Southern Asia
- An investment of $110 million will help power Tala’s planned expansion into India.
- Khalti, a fintech startup based in Nepal, wins the United Nations Fintech Innovation Fund.
- Software Technology Parks of India establishes FinBlue, a Center of Excellence in FinTech, to support emerging fintech startups.
Latin America and the Caribbean
- Argentina’s largest national private bank Banco Galicia integrates PFM technology from Strands.
- Citi enables biometric authentication for its institutional clients throughout Latin America.
- TransferWise announces launch of international transfers from Argentina.
- Standard Chartered Bank partners with SAP Ariba to bring financial supply chain solutions to companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Japanese messaging platform Line teams up with Nomura to launch online brokerage firm geared toward younger, digitally-oriented traders.
- Singapore FinTech Association and PwC Singapore look at the demand for talent in the local fintech industry.
- Ghananian fintech Bezo Money is among the 11 startups to receive an $100,000 investment as part of its graduation from Pan-African incubator MEST.
- Nigerian startup financial services startup Carbon posts its audited financial information online to promote transparency in the country’s tech market.
- South African startup Ukheshe raises $500,000 (R7.6 million) for its app that provides payment services for the unbanked.
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