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FinTech Hive programme now includes Islamic finance

23 April, 2018      545

FinTech Hive at DIFC has announced that its upcoming programme will expand its themes to include insurance, Islamic finance, and regulatory technology services. The 2018 edition will build on the...

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Afghanistan approves first full-fledged Islamic bank

23 April, 2018      620

(Reuters) - Afghanistan’s central bank has granted a license to the Islamic Bank of Afghanistan (IBA), the first lender in the country to apply the interest-free principles of Islamic finance...

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Green developments in Islamic finance

19 April, 2018      458

The global increase in environmental awareness has led to a marked rise in the appetite for green bonds and this an opportunity for green Sukuk issuances says Dominic Coyne, Manager—Fund...

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FinTech could boost growth of global Islamic finance, S&P says

17 April, 2018      524

The Islamic finance industry, which is set for a relatively slower growth over the next two years, could tap new opportunities by turning to financial technology, or FinTech, said S&P Global Ratings...

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Islamic bank to open regional office in Suriname, amidst national macro-economic challenges

12 April, 2018      534

(L-R) Finance Minister and Governor of Guyana to the Islamic Bank, Winston Jordan; Suriname's Alternate Governor to the IsDB, Dr Anwar Lall Mohammed; and Dr Shamir Ally, Guyana's Alternate Governor...

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Cryptocurrency traders use old gold in drive to draw Islamic investors

08 April, 2018      868

DUBAI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - In Dubai’s decades-old Gold Souk, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region’s top center for gold trade, bullion...

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Matheson advises on landmark Islamic finance transaction

06 April, 2018      539

Matheson has advised on the first issuance and listing of a Sukuk bond that complies with the Sharia financing provisions of Irish tax law. The Sukuk bond, issued by an Irish...

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MALAYSIA’S HALAL INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS RECOGNISED AT THE 2018 HALAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

04 April, 2018      681

KUALA LUMPUR --- Malaysia’s Halal industry tonight recognised the contributions of eight individuals, institutions and companies as recipients of the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards in appreciation for their outstanding achievements...

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MALAYSIA’S HALAL INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS RECOGNISED AT THE 2018 HALAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

04 April, 2018      1715

KUALA LUMPUR --- Malaysia’s Halal industry tonight recognised the contributions of eight individuals, institutions and companies as recipients of the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards in appreciation for their outstanding achievements...

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WORLD HALAL WEEK 2018: MALAYSIA IN THE LEAD AS A ROBUST ISLAMIC ECONOMY

04 April, 2018      1302

KUALA LUMPUR --- “As at December 2017, Malaysia reaffirmed its position as the leading global Halal hub with an annual export value of RM43 billion for Halal products and attracted...

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