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Indonesia Islamic bank sees sector taking off on halal

13 February, 2019      522

With demand for financial products conforming to Islamic principles soaring, Shariah banking in Indonesia is poised for a phase of rapid growth, according to the nation’s largest Islamic bank. Shariah...

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Mindanao solons urged to push Islamic banking framework

12 February, 2019      307

DAVAO CITY – Mindanao lawmakers must pursue the proposed framework on Islamic banking in the Philippines for the development of the Bangsamoro territory, a top executive of the state-owned Development Bank...

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StanChart mulling possible sale of Islamic banking unit?

09 February, 2019      248

KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Chartered Plc is considering options for its Islamic banking unit in Malaysia, including a potential sale, people with knowledge of the matter said. The London-based lender has...

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Malaysia a global leader in Islamic banking

08 February, 2019      384

MALAYSIA’S pioneering role in the development of Islamic banking and finance has gained worldwide recognition. The public’s demand to have an Islamic commercial bank offering Islamic banking products and services...

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ADIB opens two new technology-enhanced ADIB Express branches

04 February, 2019      258

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has expanded its network of ADIB Express branches, opening two new locations in the UAE. Situated at the Emaar Business Park in Dubai and Al Wahda Mall in...

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Inside Malaysia’s fast-growing halal beauty market

04 February, 2019      732

KUALA LUMPUR: The word halal is most commonly associated with food and drink. But in Malaysia demand for halal-certified products across all sectors — including personal care — is growing. The...

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MEDIA RELEASE: SC Introduces Framework to Facilitate Trading of Digital Assets in Malaysia

31 January, 2019      336

Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 2019 The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today amended its Guidelines on Recognized Markets to introduce new requirements for electronic platforms that facilitate the trading of digital...

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Islamic trade finance gets crucial industry standard

31 January, 2019      517

The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (Baft) and International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) have released a global industry standard document for buying and selling Islamic trade-related risk. The jointly-created...

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Islamic banking software a rapidly growing market

30 January, 2019      341

The global market for core Islamic banking software solutions for banks – notably, not including products from fintech startups – is a rapidly growing segment seen increasing by around 13%...

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Bank Nizwa Voted ‘Best Islamic Bank in Oman’ in the Islamic Finance News Best Banks Poll 2018

29 January, 2019      349

Bank Nizwa has been named ‘Best Islamic Bank in Oman’ at the Islamic Finance News Best Banks Poll 2018: Innovation, creation and tradition. The IFN Best Banks Poll 2018 celebrates...

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