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Islamic Finance: Using blockchain to improve transparency of zakat process

06 September, 2018      1111

The collection of zakat has been institutionalised in many Muslim countries. The promotion, collection and distribution of zakat are undertaken by the respective religious authorities according to shariah requirements. However,...

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Islamic Finance: Is cryptocurrency halal?

06 September, 2018      1018

There has been much debate on the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum as a legitimate form of currency and investment in Islam. Shariah law emphasises real economic...

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Deposit insurance for Islamic finance set to get clear framework

04 September, 2018      319

The currently fragmented system of deposit insurance for accounts and other assets held at Islamic banks is now set to get clearly defined standards and guidelines to which the Islamic...

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World’s first ESG sukuk fund another step forward for Malaysia’s responsible finance

19 August, 2018      820

Malaysia’s Shariah-compliant BIMB Investment Management launched the world’s first environmental, social and governance (ESG) sukuk fund on August 1. Reflecting a growing responsible finance sector in Malaysia, the company’s CEO told...

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ADIB’s Shareholders approve ADIB’s capital proposal to support growth

19 August, 2018      533

Abu Dhabi, August 19, 2018: Shareholders of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading Islamic financial institution, have approved proposal for a rights issue of AED 1 billion, as recommended by...

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Foreign Islamic banks may soon be able to set up shop in the Philippines

16 August, 2018      432

A bill seeking to organise such lenders has passed committee level. Islamic banking is gaining momentum in the Philippines after a bill seeking to organise and regulate Islamic banks has made it...

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Gulf states raise over $30bln of bonds in H1 2018

16 August, 2018      345

The six governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are likely to lean more heavily on debt capital markets this year than last, according to a new report by Fisch Asset...

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AAOIFI adoption set to standardise UAE Islamic finance

16 August, 2018      434

The adoption of Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Shariah standards by the United Arab Emirates' Islamic finance industry is a “landmark” development that will lead to...

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Becoming the best modern Islamic bank

13 August, 2018      427

What have been your key objectives for growth since coming on board last year?  I was provided with the honour of leading Noor a little over 12 months ago, joining...

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1,200 experts to gather for 25th WIBC in Bahrain

13 August, 2018      414

Over 1,200 global Islamic banking and finance leaders, industry powerhouses and policy makers will converge for the upcoming 25th edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) set to take...

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