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Emirates REIT reports 67 per cent growth in funds from operations in H1 2017

23 August, 2017

Emirates REIT, managed by Equitativa (Dubai) has reported its unaudited first half financial results for the period ended 30 June 2017. “The first half of the year was marked by...

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Indonesia holds Islamic Finance Conference

23 August, 2017

Indonesia is staging its second annual Islamic Finance Conference (IAFC) in Yogyakarta, with the main agenda of using sharia financing to fight poverty and inequality. The two-day event was opened...

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DAFZA issues guide on Dubai: the global gateway to Halal industries

22 August, 2017

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has issued a comprehensive Halal industries guide to contribute to Dubai’s vision of becoming the capital of the Islamic economy for 2017-2021. The guide...

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Applying VAT to Islamic finance products can get complicated

22 August, 2017

Some countries have introduced laws to level the playing field between Islamic and conventional finance when it comes to the relationship between VAT and financial products Taxes are fundamentally involuntary contributions...

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MOU Signing Ceremony between ISRA Consultancy Sdn Bhd (ICSB) and Tawafuq Consultancy Sdn Bhd (TCSB)

21 August, 2017

Salalah Oman - the MoU signing ceremony between ICSB and TCSB was witnessesed by Dr. Hamoud bin Sangour Al Zedjali, Executive President of the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) at the first...

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HBMSU University hosts round table on enhanced UAE-China economic cooperation to drive success of Belt & Road Initiative

21 August, 2017

UAE - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has today (Monday, August 21, 2017) hosted a roundtable on the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ and Islamic Finance Executive Strategy to promote...

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Deficit talent in Islamic finance impacts quality sukuk issuance

20 August, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — The shortage of high-quality sukuk in the Islamic finance market is a result of the deficit in virtuous talent, a gap that must be filled...

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BNM Releases Strategy Paper on Value-based Intermediation: Strengthening the Roles and Impact of Islamic Finance

20 August, 2017

Release Date: 20 Jul 2017 Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) in collaboration with the Islamic finance industry today released a Strategy Paper on Value-based Intermediation (VBI). This paper articulates strategies...

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BREAKING NEWS: ISRA Researchers Received Best Paper Awards in Korea

18 August, 2017

Seoul, KOREA | The International Shari'ah Research Academy (ISRA) bagged The Best Paper award at the first edition of the International Halal Management Conference (IHMC) jointly organized by Universiti Sains...

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IRTI Launched Latest MOOCs Modules

18 August, 2017

Jeddah, KSA | The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group is offering series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Islamic Finance....

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