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Malaysia says working on regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies

23 November, 2017      166

Malaysia has begun work on a regulatory structure for digital currencies such as bitcoin, its central bank governor said on Wednesday, aimed at further securing Malaysia against money-laundering and terrorism...

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Islamic finance will improve economy — Dr Yusuf

23 November, 2017      138

The Acting President, Institute of Islamic Finance Professional of Nigeria, Dr. Tajudeen Yusuf has charged Muslims to practice and patronize existing Islamic finance institutions to improve their economic well-being and...

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Bitcoin and Ethereum fall after a $31 million crypto heist

21 November, 2017      14

LONDON – The major cryptocurrencies bitcoin and Ethereum were falling against the dollar on Tuesday morning after a $31 million heist elsewhere in the digital currency world. Tether, which created...

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Race is on for a global Islamic finance hub

21 November, 2017      124

With Islamic finance assets leaping to an estimated $2tn for both banks and non-bank financial institutions, and forecasts putting the volume at $3.2tn by 2020, voices have grown louder to...

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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      185

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      131

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      191

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      159

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      154

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      153

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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