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    A look back at the World Islamic Banking Conference 2016.

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    An interview with Her Excellency Sara Al Madani.

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  • Waqfcoin: An innovation to serve humanity


    Dr Magda Mohsin, Associate Professor and Dr Aishath Muneeza, Associate Professor International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (Inceif) write exclusively for Islamic Business…

  • Reconciling cryptocurrency in Islamic finance


    Dr. Arindam Banerjee Associate Professor, Finance, Amity University, Dubai Campus argues that crypto is not suited as a means of exchange in Islamic banking and financial institutions.

  • Supporting Islamic fintech’s growth


    Ayman Sejiny, CEO, Ibdar Bank, speaks to Islamic Business & Finance as the bank becomes a founding member of the Bahrain Fintech Bay.

    What led to the joining…

  • Responding to the real economy


    Stella Cox, CBE, Managing Director, Ddcap Group, writes about sustainability and investment opportunities that could lead to creating financial systems that are better suited to integrating…

  • How Lombard Odier got into the Islamic investment space


    Islamic Business & Finance sits down with Arnaud Leclercq, Limited Partner at Lombard Odier Group about the launch of a certified Shari’ah-compliant mandate aimed at…

  • The rise of GCC bonds


    On the back of strong foreign investor demand, Banker Middle East looks at how the appetite for GCC debt is expected to continue in 2018 despite precarious oil prices and geopolitical…

  • Al Rajhi Bank: Looking to the future


    In a conversation with Robin Amlôt, Consultant at CPI Financial, Steve Bertamini, CEO of Al Rajhi Bank, talks about the bank’s performance in 2017 and its plans in the…

  • VAT challenges for UAE insurers could hurt 2018 performance


    Although the relevant authorities have made it clear over the past few months that all insurance policies—with the exception of life insurance—are subject to the levy,…

  • What Islamic economy can offer in terms of South-South investment


    In recent years, there is an increasing tendency among investors from developing countries to channel their funds into other developing countries, writes

  • A vision of sanction-free Sudan


    El Baqir Elnouri, General Manager, Faisal Islamic Bank Sudan on the opportunities and challenges facing Sudan’s Islamic banking landscape in light of lifted sanctions.

  • Bitcoin future trading kicks off while investors await central banks decisions


    Trading bitcoins entered a new phase today, after Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) listed the first futures contract on the cryptocurrency, writes Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist…

  • A closer look at Sukuk


    Vijay Valecha, Chief Market Analyst, Century Financial Brokers expands on the most Successful bonds in the region.

    Sukuk is a Shari'ah-compliant debt instrument that is in line…

  • Fitch: GCC VAT a test for Islamic Finance

    Bashar Al Natoor, Global Head of Islamic Finance, Fitch RatingsThe plan to introduce VAT in GCC member states could be a key test for the region's Islamic finance industry regarding tax parity…

  • Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report: classic attack vectors re-emerge;

    According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR), over one-third of organisations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss…

  • Who played the trump card?

    A shockwave of disbelief went round the world when Donald J. Trump was elected the next President of the US [I think he may even have been slightly surprised himself]. As the swathe of red swept across…

  • Leading the way

    Whether developing an Islamic banking framework or innovating new ways to reach retail consumers, Bank of Khartoum has often pioneered the market—and now it looks further afield than Sudan, says…

  • Islamic finance's momentum in Russia increasing

    With large institutions formally asserting their interest in pursuing greater activity in the Islamic finance space, the eyes of the Islamic finance community have turned to Russia

    With the…

  • CIBAFI: A voice for Islamic banks

    On the sidelines of the first CIBAFI Global Forum, CIBAFI Secretary General Abdelilah Belatik sat down with IB&F to discuss its role speaking on behalf of the industry and the path to…

  • Turning to mobile during Ramadan

    Throughout the holy month last year, mobile usage increased, something that Islamic banks and businesses are taking note of this yearWhen looking at customer habits during Ramadan, one platform has…

  • Inside Dubai Islamic Bank's move into Indonesia

    Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) completed its investment into Panin Dubai Syariah Bank in December 2015. Adnan Chilwan, CEO, DIB, spoke with IB&F to give insight into their Indonesia…

  • Overcoming Takaful’s challenges

     In an industry expected to reach a value of AED 52 billion by 2020, Takaful companies in Dubai and beyond have a lot to address, writes Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO…

  • The path forward

    After years of milestones, Islamic finance in Dubai and beyond still has work to do, writes Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of DIEDC Last fall, Dubai concluded the second Global Islamic Economy Summit…

  • Takaful’s road forward

    The Middle East’s Takaful industry has work to do if it’s going to catch up to Malaysia’s, writes Blake Goud, Chief Research Officer, Middle East Global Advisors

    The experience…

  • Path to better fintech

    Islamic Business & Finance caught up with Mohammed Kateeb, Group Chairman & CEO of Path Solutions to discuss the company’s leadership role, plans and the…

  • New chapters in Ugandan banking

    The passage of several significant amendments ushers in Islamic banking, bancassurance and new mobile and agency banking regulations.

    The Bank of Uganda, the county’s central bank, has…

  • 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…

  • Jordan rising

    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…

  • Saving lives

    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…

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