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Raoul Silva of United Investment Bank
Saudi Arabia is proving to be the exception to the global slowdown in the Takaful market. However, when it comes to regulation it appears to be as…
Hong Kong has been enthusing about Islamic finance as early as 2008, but what progress has been made?
Back to life
After limping out of the financial crisis in seriously bad shape, the Islamic investment banking sector now seems set for a revival.
Is Islamic debt a salve for the risk-averse?
Mohieddine Kronfol, CIO Global Sukuk and MENA fixed income at Franklin Templeton Investments ME, based in Dubai, UAE, explains why more investors are turning to Shari'ah compliance.
Declining oil prices to affect Islamic finance and beyond
Market fluctuations have far reaching implications, including for the Islamic finance industry writes Aslin Ahmad, Senior Associate, Banking and Finance - Al Tamimi & Company.The UAE has enjoyed…
Bank of Khartoum's Big Moves
Bank of Khartoum, a true leader in its market, is setting its sights farther, expanding to Bahrain and exploring opportunities in Nigeria, according to Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Khartoum Fadi…
Empowering women in the UAE's Islamic finance sector
The UAE is firmly on the right track, writes Fatima Qasimi, CEO of Aseel Islamic finance.Since its inception, the UAE has led the way for women’s empowerment across the region and demonstrated…
Trading FX within Islamic finance
Exploring FX Tom/Next rollover for compliance with Shari'ah principles, by Raid Madiyeh, Senior Sales Trader, Saxo Bank.Where once Islamic finance was seen as a niche banking system, it has now grown…
Since joining, JDIB's CEO Sami Al-Afghani has built a framework for future success, bolstering the Islamic finance industry and changing its image in Jordan.
Tell me the story of Jordan…
Sukuk stutters in H1
Sukuk slowdown in H1 2015, bond market hit by external forces.According to Fitch Ratings, total new bonds and Sukuk (with a maturity of more than 18 months) from the GCC+7 (Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey,…
The case for business intelligence
Abhijit Singh, Head of Asset Management & Investments, Solidarity Group, argues investment in analytics could improve pricing structure and profitabilityAccording to the latest EY Global Takaful…
National Bonds is fighting for cultural change; Mohammed Qasim Al Ali, CEO of National Bonds, explains how its unique Shari’ah-compliant fund is transforming people’s habits from spending…
A catalyst for SME finance growth
Fatima Qasimi, Chief Executive Officer of Aseel Islamic Finance spoke to Zoya Malik about Aseel’s corporate values and approach to operating in a competitive market and contributing to the future…
GCC hotels set for big growth in Halal tourism
Hospitality Management Holdings are set to grow Halal tourist options in the GCC in order to meet demand.There has recently been global recognition of the huge demand for Halal tourism options. HMH…
Falling oil prices are unlikely to spur Gulf sovereign Sukuk issuance in 2015
Standard & Poor's believes that financing ability will likely remain strong, and there likely won’t be a direct result of increased Sukuk in 2015Upside for sovereign Sukuk issuance in countries…
Driving the Islamic Economy
Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) CEO Khaled Al-Aboodi speaks out on the work he does around the world to bolster the private sector in accordance with the principles…
Growing focus on Islamic property funds
By Richard Corrigan, Deputy Chief Executive, Jersey Finance Limited.It is hardly surprising that growth in the Islamic economies continues to attract the attention of the West. Those markets represent…
Islands of Islamic finance
The Government of the Maldives is geared towards developing the newest Islamic banking hub.Just four years after the first Islamic bank was opened on the shores of the Maldives, the country’s…
Innovation key to unlocking global Islamic economy
Traditional ways of doing business are increasingly out of tune with a new generation of customers demanding more sophisticated and varied products and services, and players in the Islamic economy…
Guiding the growth of Islamic banking
Islamic banking is growing rapdily in Kenya, bringing with it questions of regulatory needs and standarisation.Habil Olaka, CEO of the Kenya Bankers Association, discusses what it will take for the…
Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2012 - winners revealed A hat-trick for a Qatari bank, three wins across two continents for a Kuwaiti institution, a double in Dubai, Malaysia and a double in Africa reflect the increasingly global nature of the Islamic finance industry.