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Islamic finance back on solid growth track: Study

05 December, 2018      49

The newly released Islamic Finance Development Report 2018, compiled by Thomson Reuters and the Islamic Corp for the Development of the Private Sector, shows buoyant figures for the Islamic finance...

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Saudi Arabia's ICD to introduce blockchain-based Islamic banking solutions

04 December, 2018      55

The Saudi-based Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) has penned an agreement with a Tunis-based fintech company to develop blockchain solutions for Islamic banks, it has...

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FinTech offers "huge" opportunity for Islamic banks to serve unbanked people

03 December, 2018      84

Bahrain is urging Islamic banks to embrace financial technology (FinTech) to grow their business by catering to unbanked populations as the kingdom seeks to position itself as a regional financial...

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Brunei Islamic finance sector up 3%, maintains spot in top 10 performing markets

02 December, 2018      46

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei Darussalam’s Islamic finance sector showed significant growth last year, recording a three percent increase in Islamic banking assets from 2016. A statement issued by the...

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Bill on Islamic banking framework filed in Senate

01 December, 2018      44

SENATOR Sherwin T. Gatchalian has filed a bill seeking to establish a regulatory framework for the development of Islamic banks in the Philippines. Senate Bill No. 2105 filed on Nov....

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Sharia banker predicts 'harsh competition’ with conventional banks

29 November, 2018      47

While sharia banks are currently struggling to expand in the market, which is dominated by conventional banks, a senior executive at a leading sharia bank has predicted that the two banking systems will...

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UAE among advanced Islamic finance markets

29 November, 2018      56

The outlook for the Islamic finance market is promising with the UAE and other GCC leading the market, analysts said on Wednesday. According to industry analysts, total Islamic finance assets...

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Why the tide is rising for Islamic finance

28 November, 2018      143

FROM modest beginnings nearly three decades ago, the global sukuk market has grown by leaps and bounds. One of the first modern sukuk issuances was a RM125 million (about US$30...

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Islamic finance can offer long-term development financing

28 November, 2018      49

By unleashing the potential of Islamic finance, much-needed funding could be harnessed for long-term development financing, a new report has said.   The second edition of the Global Report on...

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Abu Dhabi’s Al Hilal Bank Executes First Blockchain-based Islamic Bond Transaction

27 November, 2018      47

Al Hilal Bank, an Abu Dhabi-based Islamic bank, has executed “the world’s first sukuk transaction” using blockchain technology. Sukuk is the Arabic name for financial certificates, also commonly referred to...

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