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  1. INNOVATION IN ISLAMIC FINANCE: TRAJECTORY, CONSTRAINTS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS (ISRA-TR REPORT 2016)

    Published on 2016 by Haydar Naser

    Financial innovation as understood in modern financial transactions refers to processes by which new financial products are invented or existing products are further developed in order to increase revenues, or better manage attendant risks, or provide a broader response to customers’…


  2. ISLAMIC SPOT FOREX (FX-I) OFFERED BY ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: AN ANALYSIS (ISRA-TR REPORT 2016)

    Published on 2016 by Burhanuddin Lukman

    Foreign currency exchange (forex) is an important segment of international business activities. The trading of the global forex market is reported to be at an average of US$5.3 trillion per day in April 2013. According to the Bank for International Settlement…


  3. SHARIAH ISSUES IN PREFERENCE SHARES (ISRA-TR REPORT 2016)

    Published on 2016 by Shamsiah Mohamad

    The most common shares issued by companies to its shareholders are ordinary shares, while preference shares are typically issued to investors to protect their interests. Not all of the ways in which preference shares are employed would meet Shariah requirements…


  4. CONVERSION OF CAPITAL MARKETS INTO ISLAMIC CAPITAL MARKETS — THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by Mushtak Parker

    The concept of an Islamic capital market (ICM) is often used loosely, and in some respects, erroneously. Furthermore, the total conversion of any capital market into an ICM is neither realistic nor pragmatic, just as the Islamization of the entire…


  5. ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) INVESTING STRATEGIES IN ISLAMIC FUNDS (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by REHAN PATHAN

    At heart, ESG and Shariah-compliant investing are both based around a set of similar values. Whereas conventional finance has traditionally been built on the basis of maximizing risk-adjusted returns, Islamic and socially-responsible investors are driven by the requirement of seeking…


  6. STRENGTHENING GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY AND CROSS-BORDER INVESTMENTS IN ISLAMIC CAPITAL MARKETS (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by Mohd Azmi Omar, Dawood Ashraf

    Despite the idealistic vision of Islamic finance, in which equity participation and risk sharing are the norm, Islamic capital markets are still relatively underdeveloped. This is particularly the case in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the members of which are…


  7. THE ROLE OF FATWA IN THE ISLAMIC CAPITAL MARKET (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by Mohamed Ali Elgari

    Despite the fact that Islamic capital markets are thriving, Islamic capital markets have a long way to go to really become a full substitute to the conventional capital markets. Not all the blame can be directed at the “fatwa,” but…


  8. SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT SUKUK: THE CASE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FACILITY FOR IMMUNIZATION (IFFIM) (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by AHSAN ALI

    The International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm) is a multilateral development institution set up in 2006 as a charity to provide funding to the GAVI Alliance (a Swiss based non-profit foundation) for immunization and vaccine procurement programs in some of the…


  9. SHARIAH-COMPLIANT SCREENING METHODOLOGIES (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by Mohammed Donia

    Shariah-compliant equities screening is a surprisingly complex task. Screening methodologies have evolved over the past few decades, typically filtering by the industries in which the equity does business. If these match a short list of industries, such as distilling, the equity…


  10. IS IT TIME FOR ISLAMIC INTERBANK BENCHMARK RATE (IIBR) TO BE TESTED? (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by Blake Goud, Redha Al Ansari

    The Islamic banking industry spent decades as a niche field in the financial sector, but today, it has reached maturity. Although there are many areas in which this maturity has been clearly demonstrated, one key area in which Islamic banking still…


  11. THE LABUAN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE CENTER (IBFC) ISLAMIC FINANCIAL ECOSYSTEM (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by Danial Mah Abdullah

    Malaysia has been one of the pioneers of Islamic finance. Malaysia’s Islamic finance infrastructure, coupled with the regulatory strength and the favorable environment for Shariah-compliant business at Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) has paved the way for Labuan…


  12. OMAN HERALDS A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR SUKUK ISSUANCES AND NEW LISTING CATEGORIES (ISRA-TR REPORT 2017)

    Published on 2016 by Sadaf Buchanan

    Oman is a relatively new entrant among the global Islamic financing players, having formally introduced Islamic financing in only 2012. The spring of 2016 has seen frenetic activity in key legislative developments in Islamic finance in Oman. Hot on the…


 

 

 


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