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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Tawarruq

The authorities, however, need to put certain parameters and limitations in the use of the concept ISLAMIC financial products have evolved from simple and straightforward structures to highly sophisticated and multifaceted instruments. During the 1980s and 1990s, Islamic financial products were dominated by deposits and savings, syndicated project financing, syariah-compliant stocks and mutual funds. The […]

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Morocco opens an Islamic finance window

Looking out across the harbour in Casablanca, huge cranes laden with workers line the horizon, creating a dynamic landscape as the sun begins to set. In Morocco’s financial capital, construction goes on into the late hours of the day. While builders continue to toil, office workers spill out of high-rises to make the long commute […]

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IFAAS Launches its Pakistan Office

IFAAS Launches its Pakistan Office IFAAS expands its services to South Asian market by launching a new office in Pakistan with the vision to strengthen growing Islamic Finance Industry in the country 20th March 2017- IFAAS, international Islamic advisory firm has opened its fourth international office. The new Pakistan office is now operational and would be […]

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East African Regulators Allow More Islamic Finance Services

By Njiraini Muchira As the financial sector in the region grapples with a confidence crisis following the collapse of some banks, Islamic finance is expected to take root as governments enact laws that allow rollout of Sharia-compliant products and services. Currently, the Islamic finance market is dominated by conventional banks that have Islamic banking windows […]

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Islamic Finance: An Innovative Avenue For Financing The Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to eradicate poverty in all its forms, promote sustained and inclusive economic growth and ensure social development and environmental protection while supporting peaceful, just and inclusive societies. To succeed, the international, national and local actors, including the private sector, will have to venture in a true global partnership […]

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