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Kenya Re head hunts Re-takaful unit manager

29 October, 2018      18

Kenya Reinsurance Corporation (Kenya Re) is seeking to hire an Islamic re-insurance focused executive as it looks to tap more opportunities in the budding sector. The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)-listed...

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Roland Berger among partners for launch of Islamic fintech centre in Bahrain

26 October, 2018      46

Global consultancy Roland Berger has partnered with Bahrain FinTech Bay in the launch of the new Global Islamic & Sustainable FinTech Center in Bahrain. Officially established at the beginning of this...

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Zakat harta di Melaka meningkat lebih RM62.9 juta

26 October, 2018      27

MELAKA - Kutipan zakat harta di Melaka mencatatkan peningkatan kepada lebih RM62.9 juta bagi tempoh Januari hingga 24 Oktober berbanding RM62.32 juta dalam tempoh yang sama pada tahun sebelum ini....

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Takaful Malaysia 3Q net profit leaps 73% on higher net wakalah fee income

26 October, 2018      27

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 25): Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd has posted a 73% jump in net profit to RM83.96 million or 10.19 sen per share for its third quarter ended...

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Bank Muamalat manages more than RM20m in waqf fund

25 October, 2018      14

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd has managed more than RM20 million of waqf fund to-date under its MyWakaf initiative launched last year. Chief Executive Officer Datuk Mohd Redza Shah...

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Oman sells $1.5 billion sukuk as Khashoggi crisis raises funding costs

25 October, 2018      30

DUBAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Oman sold $1.5 billion in sukuk, or Islamic bonds, on Wednesday but the generous investor returns it had to offer showed that the crisis over...

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Islamic finance’s growing impetus in Africa

25 October, 2018      42

Moody’s has identified 18 African countries that have the greatest potential for growth in sukuk issuance and Islamic banking. Over the last five years, Islamic finance has seen massive expansion...

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ISLAMIC INVESTMENT PLATFORM BAGS £6M FOR EXPANSION

25 October, 2018      33

Halal FinTech platform Wahed Invest eyes global expansion after funding takes company valuation to over £75m. Wahed Invest, an online investment platform compliant with Islamic law, has raised an additional £6...

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Singapore is giving it another try to embrace Islamic finance growth

24 October, 2018      17

The Southeast Asian financial hub of Singapore, where Islamic finance so far had a comparatively weak standing, is now seeking to play its cards with the launch of a new...

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Islamic Finance Standard-Setting Bodies IFSB and AAOIFI Join Forces to Strengthen the Development and Resilience of the Islamic Financial Services Industry

23 October, 2018      23

23 October 2018, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), represented by Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta, Secretary-General, and the Accounting and Auditing Organization...

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