Sukuk Market Developments in Asia for Q216

Emerging East Asia’s G3 currency bond issuance declined 2.5% y-o-y in January–July Report by Asian Development Bank – Asia Bond Monitor September 2016, Review of Islamic Finance and Sukuk market in South East Asia. Sukuk represented 11.8% share vs. conventional in Indonesia and 54.6% in Malaysia In Southeast Asia, total G3 currency bond issues (bonds […]

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Islamic Banking Growth Outstripping Conventional Banking

Retail Demand and Government Support is Helping Boost Growth Strong retail demand and proactive government support is assisting Islamic banks to grow at a faster pace when compared with their conventional peers. Khalid Howladar, Global Head of Islamic Finance at rating agency stated “Growth in the Islamic banking sector continues to broadly outpace that of […]

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India’s Islamic Finance: The First Steps Forward

Article by Jayesh H, Monil Chheda & Sanjana Rao In September 2015, the IMF estimated that the aggregate financial assets, held in Islamic accounts, were above US$2 trillion globally and that they would outperform the growth of conventional finance in many countries. Renowned Indian economist MS Swaminathan, who is also the pioneer of green revolution […]

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Islamic banks in Sultanate post 53% growth in finance

Islamic banking has grown by leaps and bounds, gaining momentum on the back of continuous innovation, better products and customer service. Photo – Times file photo Muscat: Oman’s Islamic banks and window operations have shown a robust year-on-year growth of 53.09 per cent (or OMR744.3 million) in financing at OMR2,146.2 million by the end of July […]

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Prospects remain robust for Islamic finance

DUBAI: New sukuk issuance continues to remain subdued in 2016, but growth prospects for the Islamic finance sector are still strong, says Moody’s Investors Service in a report. “Growth in the Islamic banking sector continues to broadly outpace that of conventional banks in most systems in which Islamic banks have been established,” says Khalid Howladar, […]

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Moody’s: Sukuk issuance slowed, but Islamic banking growth still strong

KUALA LUMPUR: Although global growth trends in Islamic bond (sukuk) issuance has slowed, growth trends in Islamic banking assets remain strong, says Moody’s. “Continuing retail demand for Syariah-compliant financial services in Muslim majority countries has driven strong financing growth of around 6 per cent in core Islamic markets for the first six months of 2016,”it […]

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Islamic financing alternative funding for infrastructure: Maybank

Lender Maybank Indonesia has called on the Indonesian government to promote Islamic financing as an alternative funding to boost infrastructure projects in the country. Maybank Indonesia president director Taswin Zakaria said infrastructure projects covered tangible assets such as land and equipment that could be securitized for Islamic financing such as sukuk. “We view Islamic financing […]

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G20 and OECD Highlight use of Islamic Financing Instruments for Infrastructure Development

1 G20 and OECD Highlight use of Islamic Financing Instruments for Infrastructure Development 1.1 Mapping of instruments and vehicles for the financing of infrastructure 1.2 Countries may consider the following selected actions 1.3 Diversifying instruments and optimising risk allocation In a recent joint G20 and OECD paper, the use of Islamic financing instruments such as Sukuk was highlighted and a […]

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The essence of Islamic finance

Islamabad—Islamic finance is fast growing across the globe. Ernst & Young, a consultancy and accounting firm, estimates that Islamic banking assets grew at an annual rate of 17.6 per cent between 2009 and 2013, and will grow by an average of 19.7 per cent a year to 2018. Khalid Howladar of Moody’s, a rating agency, […]

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