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Fintech can boost Islamic finance penetration: Finance Ministry

05 July, 2018      119

Deputy Finance Minister Mardiasmo says the development of sharia financial technology (sharia fintech) has potential to help enhance the share of sharia financial businesses in the country’s financial services. “To accelerate...

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Islamic Research and Training Institute, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance to develop HR in Islamic banking

05 July, 2018      129

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to...

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Country’s Islamic banks lack products to hedge risks, say experts

05 July, 2018      108

Country’s Islamic banks lack products despite the fact that the entities control 22 per cent share of the banking business, experts said on Wednesday. They said that the country’s Islamic...

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Slow growth in Islamic finance 'disappointing': Finance Ministry

04 July, 2018      118

Deputy Finance Minister Mardiasmo has said the slow progress of Islamic financial shares was disappointing, considering the fact that Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. “Therefore, we...

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Bahrain Islamic Bank Signs a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement with Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

04 July, 2018      99

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company to provide financing to potential residents of the luxury Sidra residential...

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South America is on the radar of Islamic finance

04 July, 2018      84

By Arno Maierbrugger/Gulf Times Correspondent /Bangkok   South America isn’t known to be a popular region for Islamic finance. This has to do with the dominance of Christianity there and...

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Maybank eyes Islamic finance leadership

04 July, 2018      130

Malayan Banking Bhd (July 3, RM8.98) Maintain buy with an unchanged fair value (FV) of RM10.70: We maintain our “buy” call on Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) with an unchanged FV...

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IRTI, BIBF Sign MoU to Develop Human Resource in Islamic Banking and Finance

03 July, 2018      107

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore areas of cooperation in human resource...

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Maybank Islamic named The Banker’s Asia Pacific Islamic bank of the year

03 July, 2018      124

KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Maybank Islamic Bhd, Malaysia’s largest Islamic bank by asset, has won the Asia Pacific category of The Banker’s Islamic Bank of the Year in 2018. Citing...

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Why Islamic finance is yet to realise its full potential in Kenya

02 July, 2018      116

Kenya’s Islamic finance industry is over a decade old but is yet to realize its full potential and make the desired impact in promoting linkages between financing and the real...

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