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FinTech Hive programme now includes Islamic finance

23 April, 2018      141

FinTech Hive at DIFC has announced that its upcoming programme will expand its themes to include insurance, Islamic finance, and regulatory technology services. The 2018 edition will build on the...

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Afghanistan approves first full-fledged Islamic bank

23 April, 2018      139

(Reuters) - Afghanistan’s central bank has granted a license to the Islamic Bank of Afghanistan (IBA), the first lender in the country to apply the interest-free principles of Islamic finance...

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Green developments in Islamic finance

19 April, 2018      106

The global increase in environmental awareness has led to a marked rise in the appetite for green bonds and this an opportunity for green Sukuk issuances says Dominic Coyne, Manager—Fund...

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FinTech could boost growth of global Islamic finance, S&P says

17 April, 2018      95

The Islamic finance industry, which is set for a relatively slower growth over the next two years, could tap new opportunities by turning to financial technology, or FinTech, said S&P Global Ratings...

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Islamic bank to open regional office in Suriname, amidst national macro-economic challenges

12 April, 2018      156

(L-R) Finance Minister and Governor of Guyana to the Islamic Bank, Winston Jordan; Suriname's Alternate Governor to the IsDB, Dr Anwar Lall Mohammed; and Dr Shamir Ally, Guyana's Alternate Governor...

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Cryptocurrency traders use old gold in drive to draw Islamic investors

08 April, 2018      206

DUBAI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - In Dubai’s decades-old Gold Souk, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region’s top center for gold trade, bullion...

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Matheson advises on landmark Islamic finance transaction

06 April, 2018      112

Matheson has advised on the first issuance and listing of a Sukuk bond that complies with the Sharia financing provisions of Irish tax law. The Sukuk bond, issued by an Irish...

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MALAYSIA’S HALAL INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS RECOGNISED AT THE 2018 HALAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

04 April, 2018      322

KUALA LUMPUR --- Malaysia’s Halal industry tonight recognised the contributions of eight individuals, institutions and companies as recipients of the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards in appreciation for their outstanding achievements...

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WORLD HALAL WEEK 2018: MALAYSIA IN THE LEAD AS A ROBUST ISLAMIC ECONOMY

04 April, 2018      396

KUALA LUMPUR --- “As at December 2017, Malaysia reaffirmed its position as the leading global Halal hub with an annual export value of RM43 billion for Halal products and attracted...

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Jordan Islamic Bank invests in solar power as part of social responsibility

03 April, 2018      148

Jordan Islamic Bank is the country’s largest Islamic finance provider. In December 2017, its CEO – his excellency Mr Musa Shihadeh – signed an agreement to establish a solar power...

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