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BIMB raised RM300m via sukuk to enhance Bank Islam's capital adequacy

08 November, 2018      329

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 7): BIMB Holdings Bhd said it has issued the first tranche of its Sukuk Murabahah programme to raise RM300 million. In a statement to Bursa Malaysia today,...

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The gaps within the growth of Islamic Banking and Finance

07 November, 2018      699

The modern variant of Islamic banking and finance as we now know, has been around for more than three decades, closing in on 40 years. There is no doubting that...

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Hesitant policies are seen holding back Islamic finance growth in Egypt

07 November, 2018      278

The decision of Egypt’s newly appointed Finance Minister Mohamed Maait to issue the first-ever international sukuk in the country’s next fiscal year – at a so far unspecified volume, but...

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With zakat, Muslims have the power to change the world

06 November, 2018      351

Today, UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, faces an unprecedented challenge. At a time when the world is struggling with refugee crises on an unprecedented scale, the agency, which for...

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Nasdaq Dubai looks to expand Islamic finance platform

06 November, 2018      296

Nasdaq Dubai is planning to further expand the user base of its Islamic finance offering after exceeding $100 billion mark in transactions dealt on the Murabaha platform. “Customers of Sharia-compliant and...

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Study investigates banking 'code breakers'

02 November, 2018      270

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      308

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      253

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      853

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      313

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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