Islamic finance ‘could benefit Italy after Brexit’

Islamic finance ‘could benefit Italy after Brexit’ (by Elisa Pinna) ROME – Investors from the Islamic financial world could be the answer to Italy’s woes in the wake of the Brexit, according to participants in a recent conference organized by Nctm finance law firm. The conference was attended by Foreign Undersecretary Vincenzo Amendola, Lower House […]

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Islamic finance expanding its footprint in Oman

Oman currency; money; bank note; investments; lstock Recent regulations on sukuk (Islamic bonds) are helping drive growth in Oman’s Islamic banking sector, with sharia-compliant lenders gaining ground. 26 June 2016 Recent regulations on sukuk (Islamic bonds) are helping drive growth in Oman’s Islamic banking sector, with sharia-compliant lenders gaining ground. Growth of Islamic banking is […]

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Brexit and Islamic Finance

The future exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is to be one of the most profound political, economic and legal events in the country’s recent history. For those who seek to engage with Islamic Finance and attract Islamic compliant investment to the UK, there are opportunities in the upheaval. What’s changed and […]

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Islamic banks in London reject Brexit fear

Zak Hydari, the chief executive of Rasmala. Reem Mohammed/ The National Islamic banks and asset managers based in London have played down the impact of the UK vote to leave the European Union, amid wider fears the move could spell an exodus from the world’s financial capital. The Brexit result has caused turmoil in the […]

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Luxembourg set to take over London’s Islamic finance hub position in Europe

The small European nation of Luxembourg, known as a financial centre within the eurozone with a particular expertise in fund management and investment structures, is expected to threaten and possibly take over London’s role as European hub for Islamic finance in a post-Brexit world, experts say. London and Luxembourg before where more complementary than competitive […]

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Islamic finance in post-oil economic scenario

Manama, June (BNA): Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) will host the AAOIFI – World Bank 11th Annual Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance on 6-7 November in Kingdom of Bahrain. The conference is organized in partnership with the World Bank, and will be held under the auspices of the Central Bank […]

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Russian bank trio to roll out Islamic finance products

Three state-linked Russian banks aim to introduce a number of Islamic financial products this year that could increase pressure for Russian authorities to create a legal framework facilitating the industry. Russian banks’ balance sheets have been strained by an economic crisis and Western-imposed sanctions, encouraging efforts to develop sharia-compliant finance to attract investors from the […]

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How Islamic Finance cushions against risks, defaults

By Jaafar Abdulkadir As Islamic banking gradually continues to make strides into the mainstream financial services sector in Kenya, players are increasingly redefining their relationship with customers. Just how does Islamic banking operate? How do the financiers cushion themselves from customer defaults and associated risks?   Islamic banking operates on the basis of contracts that are […]

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Malaysia and Islamic Finance in Emerging Markets

The world of Islamic finance and investing represents an exciting world of opportunities for Muslims all over the world, and one we think should likely continue to grow. I recently had the pleasure of attending the Global International Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) in Malaysia and had the opportunity to share our team’s views as well […]

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