CASE STUDY: Saudi Sets Islamic Finance Benchmark with Record US$9bn Sukuk

After wowing the markets with its landmark US$17.5bn sovereign bond, the KSA repeated the trick on the Islamic finance side, issuing the largest sukuk in history and pricing effectively flat to the conventional sovereign curve. Background In April 2017, Saudi Arabia was looking to capitalize on its ground-breaking US$17.5bn conventional bond issued last autumn, and […]

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World Finance announces winners of 2017 Islamic Finance Awards

World Finance announces winners of 2017 Islamic Finance Awards LONDON, ENGLAND–(Marketwired  – Conventional banks may have been left reeling by 2016’s numerous economic shocks, but Islamic Finance has continued to thrive over the past 12 months. A growing demand for Sharia-compliant services has seen the industry expand rapidly over the past decade, and the Islamic banking […]

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World Finance Islamic Finance Awards 2017

Despite global economic uncertainty, Sharia-compliant banks continue to enjoy wave after wave of success. The World Finance Islamic Finance Awards celebrate the best players in this flourishing industry  The global economy faced a tumultuous year in 2016. Financial markets were rocked by political upsets, while a global drop in oil prices and an economic slowdown […]

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Kenya aims to become the next global center of Islamic finance

Kenya aims to become the next global center of Islamic finance East Africa’s biggest economy is positioning itself to become a regional hub for Islamic finance products. Kenya’s treasury ministry recently unveiled a plan to mainstream Islamic financing as part of an effort to stimulate economic growth, and to help set the sector up as a source […]

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IFAAS Pakistan office opening

Islamic advisory firm opens office Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services (IFAAS), an international Islamic advisory firm, has opened its fourth international office in Pakistan.  The new Pakistan office is now operational and would be offering Islamic finance solutions to local stakeholders including authorities, banks, insurance companies, microfinance institutions and NGOs. Farrukh Raza, managing director […]

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IFAAS is Assisting Kenya’s Government in Development of Islamic Finance

 IFAAS is Assisting Kenya’s Government in Development of Islamic Finance IFAAS has provided its expertise and comprehensive assistance to the Government of Kenya in devising its national budget. IFAAS has been appointed by the Government and is working with the law firm Simmons and Simmons for the progress of Islamic Finance in Kenya. Kenya’s Government […]

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CORRECTED-Kenya’s budget paves way for Islamic finance

(Corrects date of budget release on third paragraph) * Kenya proposes tax, legislative amendments in 2017/2018 budget * Paves way for debut sale of sovereign Islamic bonds * Government to setup Islamic retirement pension scheme By Bernardo Vizcaino April Reuters- Kenya’s government has unveiled a package of initiatives under its latest budget to develop Islamic […]

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