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13th WIEF Keynote Address by the Right Honourable YAB. DATO' SRI MOHD NAJIB BIN TUN HAJI ABDUL RAZAK - Prime Minister, Malaysia

21 November, 2017      157

The Honourable Datuk Patinggi (Dr.) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak; The Honourable Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Founder Patron, WIEF Foundation;...

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Judge rules in favour of creditors in Dana Gas Islamic bond case

17 November, 2017      125

A London High Court judge ruled in favour of creditors in a case over whether energy company Dana Gas must repay $700mln of Islamic bonds DUBAI - A London High...

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Update: Dubai's DIFC announces $100mln fintech fund

14 November, 2017      175

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on Tuesday announced it is establishing a $100 million fund to invest in early-stage and growth start-ups in the financial technology space.  The fund was announced...

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Malta positions itself as new centre for Islamic finance in EU

14 November, 2017      146

The small European island of Malta in the recent past quietly opened its doors to Islamic banking and finance in an attempt to take on established hubs in Europe, namely...

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WIEF a platform to elevate Islamic finance sector

09 November, 2017      145

KUCHING: The upcoming 13th World Islamic Economic Forum (13th WIEF) will provide vast opportunities for the private sector as well government decision makers within Sarawak and Malaysia as it serves...

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Timely for Islamic finance to embrace fintech

08 November, 2017      138

PETALING JAYA: Islamic finance stands to gain significantly by leveraging on financial technology, said Bank Negara Malaysia Assistant Governor Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin  Speaking at the ASAS Shariah Fintech Forum...

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Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin - Assistant Governor's Keynote Address at the ASAS Shariah Fintech Forum 2017

08 November, 2017      190

I would like to thank ASAS for the opportunity to speak at this event. I am encouraged to see the presence of many industry practitioners, particularly from the Shariah community....

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Saudi mass arrests jolt markets, play to ire over corruption

07 November, 2017      110

RIYADH - Most major Gulf stock markets slid early on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by...

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PRESS RELEASE: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference announces 3rd Series of WIBC Leaderboard to promote and foster global Islamic Banking

03 November, 2017      244

24th World Islamic Banking Conference announces 3rd Series of WIBC Leaderboard to promote and foster global Islamic Banking   The 3rd series of the WIBC Leaderboard will see top performing...

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PRESS RELEASE: LAUNCH OF THE 3rd ISRA-TR ISLAMIC COMMERCIAL LAW REPORT 2018

01 November, 2017      249

LAUNCH OF THE 3rd ISLAMIC COMMERCIAL LAW REPORT 2018   1st Nov 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The International Sharīʻah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and Thomson Rueters in partnership...

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