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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Growth of the Islamic Financing Industry to Create Opportunities for the Global Sukuk Market until 2020

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Technavio analysts forecast the global sukuk market to grow at a CAGR of almost 9% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. Global sukuk market to grow at a CAGR of almost 9% during the period 2016-2020, according to Technavio. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global sukuk […]

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SUKUK PIPELINE – Issue plans around the world

An investor looks at a trading board at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center October 12, 2008. Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah Following are major Islamic bond issues in the global pipeline.The Thomson Reuters Global Sukuk Index was last at 122.29605 points, up from 116.97354 at the end of last year. The Thomson Reuters […]

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Return of the Socially Useful Sukuk is a Wake Up Call to a Lost Islamic Finance Industry

Photo : Todd Huffman/CC/Flickr 1 Return of the Socially Useful Sukuk is a Wake Up Call to a Lost Islamic Finance Industry 1.1 Was 2014 the Year when the Islamic Finance Industry Lost its Barakat? 1.2 The Socially Useful Sukuk 1.2.1 West Africa, the ICD and IDB 1.2.2 International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) 1.2.3 […]

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Malaysian insurers to target Europe in Islamic finance push

By Monira Matin Malaysia’s Islamic insurers are considering a move into Europe by targeting the continent’s growing Muslim population, an expert in Islamic finance has said. Sharia-compliant products including pension funds and insurance products are based on religious guidelines such as bans on alcohol and gambling, similar to socially responsible funds in western countries. Speaking […]

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Jakarta launches Islamic finance master plan

JAKARTA • The Indonesian government has launched a national master plan to develop its Islamic finance industry, the latest effort aimed at awakening what is still a niche sector in the world’s most populous Muslim country. Islamic finance was introduced in South-east Asia’s largest economy more than two decades ago but it has managed only […]

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