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Becoming the best modern Islamic bank

13 August, 2018      4

What have been your key objectives for growth since coming on board last year?  I was provided with the honour of leading Noor a little over 12 months ago, joining...

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1,200 experts to gather for 25th WIBC in Bahrain

13 August, 2018      2

Over 1,200 global Islamic banking and finance leaders, industry powerhouses and policy makers will converge for the upcoming 25th edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) set to take...

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Lack of confidence: Declining value of Turkish lira presents challenges for country's banks

13 August, 2018      1

Turkey’s precarious economic position is putting significant strain on its banking sector, which is facing a negative outlook for the second half of 2018 and early 2019, despite an improvement...

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Energy projects to benefit from new Islamic trade finance fund

08 August, 2018      6

A new sovereign energy trade finance fund – thought to be a world first – is being launched by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and US investment manager...

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Global Islamic Finance Forum returns

08 August, 2018      9

KUALA LUMPUR: The Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) returns this year, themed “Beyond Profit”, which is scheduled on October 3-4 here. It will bring together Islamic finance leaders and sustainability...

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Common Shariah Norms for Islamic Finance Still Remain A Tricky Issue

07 August, 2018      6

Shariah governance and regulations in Islamic finance remain a diverse topic despite countless initiatives to set a common international framework of rules to standardise or at least harmonise governance for...

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UAE Islamic bank assets surge to $154bn in H1

03 August, 2018      15

Assets of Islamic banks operating in the UAE amounted to Dh565 billion ($154 billion) by the end of H1 2018, a 6.7 per cent growth of Dh35.5 billion over the...

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QIIC renamed as ‘The Group Islamic Insurance Company’

02 August, 2018      12

DOHA: Qatar Islamic Insurance Company (QIIC), one of the leading Takaful insurance companies in Qatar and the world has changed its name to ‘The Group Islamic Insurance Company’. According to...

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Al Hilal Bank teams up with Abu Dhabi Global Market to promote Islamic finance

01 August, 2018      16

Al Hilal Bank has just announced a new partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, aimed at promoting Islamic Finance in Abu...

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IRTI and IBA Executive Program to Address Islamic Finance Impact Investing for SDGs

31 July, 2018      9

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 31 July 2018 – An Executive Learning Program, being organized by the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration...

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