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China’s Robinhood rivals pile into the crypto craze as they look to compete overseas

Two of China’s rivals to stock trading app Robinhood are looking to cryptocurrencies as a way to compete overseas. The companies, Futu and Tiger Brokers, disclosed during earnings calls last month they are applying for licenses in Singapore and the U.S. that would allow local customers to trade digital currencies. Full story


NASA launches mission to better predict climate impacts

The US space agency Nasa has laid out plans to use improved satellite technology to better monitor climate change impacts around the world. The agency’s head of earth systems Karen St. Germain told Climate Home News the information gathered will be freely and easily available to the public with the agency seeking to partner with private companies, scientists and foreign governments. Full story

AfDB approves $84.22 million loan to help electrify south Rwanda

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) recently approved a loan of $36.77 million and $47.45 million ADF grant to electrify rural households in south Rwanda. The funds were approved by the board of the AfDB $84.22 million to electrify nearly 80,000 rural households Full story

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