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Timely for Islamic finance to embrace fintech

08 November, 2017      259

PETALING JAYA: Islamic finance stands to gain significantly by leveraging on financial technology, said Bank Negara Malaysia Assistant Governor Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin  Speaking at the ASAS Shariah Fintech Forum...

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Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin - Assistant Governor's Keynote Address at the ASAS Shariah Fintech Forum 2017

08 November, 2017      315

I would like to thank ASAS for the opportunity to speak at this event. I am encouraged to see the presence of many industry practitioners, particularly from the Shariah community....

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Saudi mass arrests jolt markets, play to ire over corruption

07 November, 2017      199

RIYADH - Most major Gulf stock markets slid early on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by...

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PRESS RELEASE: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference announces 3rd Series of WIBC Leaderboard to promote and foster global Islamic Banking

03 November, 2017      365

24th World Islamic Banking Conference announces 3rd Series of WIBC Leaderboard to promote and foster global Islamic Banking   The 3rd series of the WIBC Leaderboard will see top performing...

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PRESS RELEASE: LAUNCH OF THE 3rd ISRA-TR ISLAMIC COMMERCIAL LAW REPORT 2018

01 November, 2017      383

LAUNCH OF THE 3rd ISLAMIC COMMERCIAL LAW REPORT 2018   1st Nov 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The International Sharīʻah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and Thomson Rueters in partnership...

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World Islamic Banking Conference announces record 24th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain

29 October, 2017      317

    World Islamic Banking Conference announces record 24th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain   The 24th edition of WIBC, also the world’s longest running...

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Saudi Arabia joins Islamic finance body, could boost cross-border deals

23 October, 2017      464

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s central bank has joined an international standard-setting body for Islamic finance, a move that could help standardise industry practices and ease cross-border transactions in...

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Saudi Bank IDB Plans Blockchain Platform for Islamic Finance

20 October, 2017      238

The Saudi Arabian Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has put its researchers on the task of developing blockchain-based products. The project has started with the research arm, Islamic Research and Training...

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Al Rajhi Bank eyes Asean expansion

16 October, 2017      452

PETALING JAYA: Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia outgoing chairman Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani said his successor would continue with the plan to expand the bank’s operation...

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IFSB Engagement Session with the Indonesian Islamic Finance Stakeholders

15 October, 2017      303

The half-day Session is part of the IFSB’s efforts to reach out to its wide membership base, and provide an interactive platform for the international organisation to engage with the...

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