Tag: Islamic finance

UAE: Five key factors driving Islamic finance growth

| 18/03/2018 | Reply
UAE: Five key factors driving Islamic finance growth

Regulating the Islamic finance sector and defining its frameworks and references will not only expand the market further, but also enhance its social and economic impact on many countries.

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Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

This year the Halal ecosystem and modest fashion are also topics that will be touched upon under the WIBC Islamic Economy Series.

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Malaysia: Muslims care more about halal food than halal income

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslims care more about halal food than halal income

The concern over halal food and halal labels is paramount. But the similar concerns may not be true when it comes to where the money comes from to buy that Halal food.

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UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

Some economists have forecast that the slowdown in economic activity will lead to a new round of debt-inspired refinancings at big Dubai corporates.

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Malaysia: Islamic banking players urged to expand overseas

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Islamic banking players urged to expand overseas

“The domestic Islamic banking industry players should be brave enough to tap into foreign markets to expand their businesses and grow the industry.”

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Bahrain: Islamic Finance and Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Convergence Training Programme

| 21/05/2015 | Reply
Bahrain:  Islamic Finance and Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Convergence Training Programme

BIBF, in partnership with DinarStandard, is launching the world’s first training programme on the Convergence of the Halal Market Economy and Islamic Capital.

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WHS: Breaking Down The Silos Of Halal Food And Islamic Finance

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Breaking Down The Silos Of Halal Food And Islamic Finance

Halal food makes up 20 per cent of the world’s food production, and yet so little of the Halal industry players actually use Islamic Financing.

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UAE standards board set to boost Dubai in global Islamic race

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
UAE standards board set to boost Dubai in global Islamic race

The UAE’s share of global Islamic assets, and growth of its Shariah-compliant banks, have lagged behind Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, according to a report from Moody’s.

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Islamic finance remains a missed opportunity for banks in US and Canada

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Islamic finance remains a missed opportunity for banks in US and Canada

Islamic finance is surging across the globe, that is, everywhere except in the US and Canada. How come?

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First Islamic Finance / Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Training Course

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
First Islamic Finance / Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Training Course

Ground-breaking training course on the convergence of Islamic Capital and Halal Food and Muslim Lifestyle sectors at BIBF in Bahrain May 2015.

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Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

| 15/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

Is it comprehending that external events, from 9/11 to Boston Bomber and Charlie Hebdo, will impact on its growth beyond Muslim majority countries?

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Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

The challenge comes down to integrity risks. We need to start the process of owning the halal-agro-food supply chain.

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Malaysia needs ‘Islamic economy’ to avoid stagnation

| 06/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia needs ‘Islamic economy’ to avoid stagnation

Malaysia should develop a strong Islamic economic system to beef up its leading role in Islamic banking and finance, says IFBIM CEO.

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Opinion: Islamic economy – leap of faith

| 09/01/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic economy – leap of faith

The Islamic economy is rising rapidly as a major economic paradigm driving growth in the post-crisis world.

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Opinion: Moving on to the next level in the new year

| 27/12/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Moving on to the next level in the new year

We, in Islamic finance and the halal industry, have control of some aspects of our destiny, others we hope we have control over, and, still others, we can only say “Insha’llah”.

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Opinion: Islamic finance and Halal industry to do list 2014

| 15/12/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic finance and Halal industry to do list 2014

As 2013 is drawing to close, there are 10 challenges in Islamic finance and the Halal industry that need to be raised and collectively addressed for 2014 and beyond.

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Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

One of the most often heard statements at Islamic finance conferences, after standardization, has been, “Islamic finance is not just for Muslims, but for all of man-kind because of its ethical orientation”.

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UK: Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

The Islamic Finance and Investment Group, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi, will include members from key Islamic finance centres, including Chief Executives and Central Bank Governors.

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Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

| 27/10/2013 | Reply
Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

Islamic finance has excess liquidity and limited Sharia-compliant investment opportunities; the expanding Halal food sector is under-supplied and in need of capital. So what is stopping these two from working together for their mutual benefit?

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Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

| 12/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

The Halal industry needs capital and the Islamic finance industry has surplus liquidity and limited investment opportunities; so why aren’t the two working together, asks Rushdi Siddiqui.

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