Wednesday 14, September 2011    |   The Authoritative Voice of Islamic Finance

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  • 16    FUND HOUSE

    Islamic funds grew 7.6 per cent in 2010; however, global economic uncertainty means that challenging times lie ahead

  • 28    Indian tiger

    With the world’s third-largest Muslim population and a rapidly growing economy, what’s standing in the way of Islamic finance flourishing…

  • 36    School of thought

    Educational institutes are continually launching courses in Islamic finance; however it seems that qualifications aren’t enough

Latest stories

  • 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…

  • 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…

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