Wednesday 15, June 2011   |   The Authoritative Voice of Islamic Finance

Making Connections

  • 18  Forever young?
  • 30  Notes on a small island
  • 46  A natural fit
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Toby O’Connor of the Islamic Bank of Asia

Things may be finally looking up for The Islamic Bank of Asia (IB Asia), with a renewed focus on what the bank does best and a new man at the helm.

Forever young?

East met West at the 2nd World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit (WIBC: Asia)

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Notes on a small island

The UK was quick to boast that its capital would become the international centre for Islamic finance; however, now that the economic crisis has seen the city’s status as the world’s pre-eminent financial centre take a wobble, can it handle the growing competition?

A natural fit

As the potential for Islamic SME financing is being recognised, more Islamic institutions are rolling out products for SMEs with a view to getting in early on a relatively untapped market.