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Study investigates banking 'code breakers'

02 November, 2018      144

Islamic banks face new competition such as the introduction of risky derivatives into their markets. An ‘identity buffer’ makes them more likely to diverge from traditional Islamic codes, says a...

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Tenaga issues US$750m sukuk, Ahmad Badri joins its board

02 November, 2018      169

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 1): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), via its wholly-owned subsidiary TNB Global Ventures Capital Bhd, has issued Islamic bonds (sukuk) worth US$750 million (RM3.13 billion) under its US$2.5...

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Qatari Islamic banks enjoy lowest cost-to-income ratios: IFSB

02 November, 2018      137

Qatari Islamic banks have consistently enjoyed the lowest cost-to-income ratios throughout the 2017-18 analysis period, the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has said in a report. With consistent record-low non-performing...

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The World’s Top Hubs For Islamic Fintech Startups

01 November, 2018      563

Among the global wave of innovations in financial technology, a growing number of companies are looking to modernize Islamic finance. Against that backdrop, Malaysia has emerged as the world’s top...

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Quick Take: sukuk market explained

01 November, 2018      178

The world of Sharia-compliant finance has its own lexicon, which can make reading financial news tough going if you aren’t up to speed. Sukuk is a term that often comes...

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Deals on Nasdaq Dubai's Islamic financing platform exceed $100bn

01 November, 2018      135

"Transactions on the Nasdaq Dubai Murabaha Platform for Islamic financing have hit major milestone" Transactions on the Nasdaq Dubai Murabaha Platform for Islamic financing have exceeded a total of $100...

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Blockchain to transform global Islamic finance industry: experts

31 October, 2018      144

The adoption of blockchain, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies and other advanced technologies are expected to have a positive impact on the global Islamic finance sector and create new benefits and opportunities...

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Islamic social finance a tool for development and economic inclusion

31 October, 2018      201

A range of stakeholders in the Islamic finance industry is increasingly seeking to tap Islamic social finance in order to unlock the social potential it has for underprivileged, unbanked, underfunded...

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Islamic banking key to financing China’s Belt and Road

31 October, 2018      201

China’s $5 trillion “Belt and Road” presents opportunities for Islamic banks to plug a sizeable funding gap, as the Asian superpower signs up more Muslim-majority nations to its transcontinental economic...

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UTP campus cares for poor students through zakat and waqaf unit

30 October, 2018      294

Student welfare at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) is strengthened by the contributions of its generous alumni to its zakat fund. The impact was immediate. A recently formalised zakat-funded mechanism to support financially-challenged students...

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