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GMP: Islamic Finance Practice Vital To Sustainable Development Goals – Dr Umar

28 December, 2018      215

An Islamic finance expert and member, Shari’iah Committee of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation, Malaysia, Dr Bashir Aliyu Umar has said that Islamic finance can contribute to the achievement...

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QGIRC honours Acting CFO for earning doctorate in Islamic Finance

27 December, 2018      209

Doha: Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company (QGIRC), one of the leading insurance service providers in the country, held a ceremony honouring the Acting CFO, Deepa Chandrashekar, after receiving a...

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Bank Nizwa Named ‘Strongest Islamic Retail Bank’ in Oman for the Fourth Time

26 December, 2018      171

Bank Nizwa, Oman’s leading Islamic bank was named ‘Strongest Islamic Retail Bank’ in the Sultanate at the Islamic Retail Banking Awards (IRBA) 2018. Organized by the UK-based financial intelligence house,...

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Islamic finance hubs in GCC, Southeast Asia come closer

26 December, 2018      200

The fast growing global Islamic economy, estimated at a current value of $6.4tn, has become a main driver for Islamic finance institutions and other sector players to intensify their globalisation...

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12 Saudi banks to pay 17.9bn riyals to settle Zakat payments

24 December, 2018      420

Twelve listed Saudi banks reached a 17.86 billion riyal (Dh17.5bn) settlement with the kingdom’s tax authority over the payment of religious tax called Zakat. Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Arabia’s second-largest...

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Interest In Islamic Banking ‘Growing In Afghanistan’

24 December, 2018      171

Officials from Kabul-based banks - which provide Islamic banking services - said the number of their customers who are willing to be provided Islamic banking services is growing and that...

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Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

23 December, 2018      197

DOHA -- Qatar is planning an ambitious new initiative with Malaysia and Turkey to serve the $2 trillion global Islamic finance market from hubs in the three countries using common...

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Sharjah lists $200m sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

21 December, 2018      201

Nasdaq Dubai has welcomed the listing of a $200 million dollar sukuk issued by the emirate of Sharjah. It is the emirate’s second sukuk listing on the exchange this year,...

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US$6.4 trillion lures Malaysia's biggest Islamic bank to go global

21 December, 2018      201

Malaysia’s biggest Islamic bank is setting up its first overseas branch to meet the demand for financing in the US$6.4 trillion global halal economy. Maybank Islamic Bhd. expects to get...

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4.4 million insurance, takaful policyholders to be reimbursed

20 December, 2018      164

PUTRAJAYA: The Finance Ministry today announced tax exemptions for all individual policyholders who had bought or renewed an insurance or general takaful policy for motor, fire or accident insurance during...

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