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Regent Business School launches postgraduate diploma in Islamic finance and banking

26 July, 2018      205

In a precedent-setting move, Regent Business School launched Southern Africa’s first postgraduate diploma in Islamic finance and banking on the back of growing global demand for Islamic banking professionals. The...

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Philippines to push Islamic finance in Muslim province

24 July, 2018      269

The development agency of the Philippine’s southernmost province of Mindanao is eager to use Islamic finance vehicles to fund infrastructure projects in the region where about one fifth of the...

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Cryptocurrency firm Stellar gets Islamic finance certification

24 July, 2018      157

California-based Stellar has received certification from Islamic scholars for its blockchain platform and related cryptocurrency, aiming to integrate the technology into the field of Shariah-compliant financial products.  The move highlights...

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Uzbekistan to develop Islamic finance in bid to tap foreign markets

23 July, 2018      509

July 23 (Reuters) - Uzbekistan plans to introduce Islamic finance regulations and set up an Islamic finance institution to expand its banking sector and tap foreign markets as part of...

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Higher oil prices are threatening the future of a once-burgeoning financial sector

19 July, 2018      289

Higher oil prices this year have reduced the need for energy-exporters in the Middle East to raise funds through the Islamic bond market — threatening the growth of a niche finance sector...

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IRTI mulls setting up Islamic social finance centre

08 July, 2018      202

JEDDAH - The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group is considering partnering with other institutions to establish a centre of excellence on Islamic...

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PRESS RELEASE: Ethis Ventures Launches Global Sadaqah 1.0 Platform with Pioneer Islamic Banks and Charity Partners

07 July, 2018      1135

Malaysia, 7th July 2018 - Ethis Ventures Sdn Bhd has launched the first version of, an Islamic Charity Crowdfunding platform, on Saturday 7th July 2018. The platform was launched...

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MEDIA RELEASE: SC Invites Applications for Registration as Equity Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Financing Operators

05 July, 2018      230

Kuala Lumpur, 5 July 2018 SC Invites Applications for Registration as Equity Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Financing Operators The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced today that it is inviting parties interested...

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Banks want 'costly' Islamic banking regulations adjusted

05 July, 2018      175

Banks have petitioned the central bank to review key regulations in Islamic banking to make it less costly for the banks. Patrick Mweheire, the chairman of Uganda Bankers’ Association (UBA)...

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Fintech can boost Islamic finance penetration: Finance Ministry

05 July, 2018      216

Deputy Finance Minister Mardiasmo says the development of sharia financial technology (sharia fintech) has potential to help enhance the share of sharia financial businesses in the country’s financial services. “To accelerate...

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