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

04 April, 2018      157

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      49

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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Dubai Financial Services Authority Hosts Accounting Standard-Setters for Islamic Finance

03 April, 2018      31

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) hosted the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Islamic Finance Consultative Group (IFCG) meeting last week. The DFSA’s involvement reflects its commitment to develop an...

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Seminar to explore role of Islamic Capital Markets in achieving SDGs

02 April, 2018      33

Tunis, Tunisia– Senior representatives of multilateral development institutions, regulatory authorities, and capital market operators are scheduled to attend a seminar on the role of Islamic capital markets in mobilizing resources for achieving...

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Islamic Development Bank aims to empower women

02 April, 2018      25

TUNIS The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) aims to improve women’s access to infrastructure that will offer economic opportunities through Islamic microfinance, Bandar Hajjar, president of the bank, said on Monday....

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Islamic finance educators urged to play stronger role in banking industry

31 March, 2018      125

Higher Education Ministry deputy director-general Prof Dr Noor Azizi Ismail delivers his speech during the Islamic Finance Education Ecosystem and Quality Assurance symposium in Kuala Lumpur. Pic by ASYRAF HAMZAH...

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Spreading Islamic Banking in Uganda, One Sermon at a Time

28 March, 2018      18

  Islamic preacher Imam Idi Kasozi’s Friday sermons in the Ugandan capital typically focus on three subjects: faith, mercy -- and religiously compliant banking products. Whether speaking from the pulpit...

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Islamic finance growth means new opportunities for women

26 March, 2018      161

The Islamic finance gender balance in Malaysia is almost on equal footing, in no small part due to Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the former first female governor of the central...

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CIE and ISRA Sign a Landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

18 March, 2018      72

The Center for Islamic Economics (CIE) and International Sharia Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) – have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday, 18 March 2018 at...

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SC Saadiq expands Islamic financial product beyond core markets

16 March, 2018      108

Karachi—Standard Chartered Saadiq, the Islamic banking business of Standard Chartered has plans to expand its Sharah-compliant products and services offerings beyond its core markets such as Pakistan, UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia,...

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