Islamic Development Bank aims for $2.5bn Mega Sukuk

Bandar Hajjar, president of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has said the Saudi Arabia headquartered institution is planning soon to issue its largest sized Sukuk for $2.5 billion. The 57 member AAA rated development bank is a regular issuer of Sukuk having last issued in September 2017 with a $1.25 billion issuance which was priced at […]

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Ugandan regulators open up to Islamic finance

The Ugandan government has approved regulations regarding the provision of Islamic finance, while the country’s central bank is expected to publish the rules in the coming months to improve financial inclusion. Once published, the central bank will be looking for application from financial institutions wanting to offer Shari’ah-compliant financial services. Uganda is the latest among […]

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Ugandan regulators open up to Islamic finance

The Ugandan government has approved regulations regarding the provision of Islamic finance, while the country’s central bank is expected to publish the rules in the coming months to improve financial inclusion. Once published, the central bank will be looking for application from financial institutions wanting to offer Shari’ah-compliant financial services. Uganda is the latest among […]

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Qatar needs to develop regulatory framework to cement Islamic finance lead: QFC

Santhosh V. Perumal Qatar needs to reform interbank liquidity management to study leakages from Islamic banks through interbank finance as part of a strategic roadmap for Shariah finance, according to a Qatar Financial Center (QFC) study. Moreover, there is also a need to develop a regulatory framework and promote green bonds and sukuk to embolden […]

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Islamic finance boosts intra-African trade

A number of financing agreements, totalling over US$250mn, have been raised in support of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in recent weeks. The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, has provided a US$100mn and a €50mn facility, both of which will be used to support trade transactions […]

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