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IFM Financial Award Winners 2016

Meet the winners and trend-setters
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The untapped potential in Islamic finance

Hurdles are the end consumers’ understanding of the system and their trust in the products
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IFM award ceremony in Singapore

IFM award ceremony in Singapore
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IFM award ceremony in Dubai

IFM award ceremony in Dubai
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Global Islamic finance body to standardise...

The new standard aims to address issues such as optimal board composition, fit and proper...
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deVere Mortgages partners with Al Rayan Bank

deVere Mortgages partners with Al Rayan Bank ,To offer Sharia compliant home finance to...
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DP world launches Sukuk in LSE

Becomes the fourth Sukuk bond to have launched this year
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Non-banking financial companies leading the way...

An update on the status of Islamic finance in India
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Oman’s appetite for Islamic finance products is...

Islamic banking assets in the Gulf nation are projected to reach 10% of total banking assets...
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The global route for Islamic banks

Revamping IT architecture will be transformative for Islamic banks in 2016
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No-interest finance and its benefits

Review of The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance (2014) by Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman
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Must read for aspiring Islamic banking...

Review of Islamic Capital Market, Equity and Sukuk (2014) by Dr. Muhammad Hanif, Associate...
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The treatment of qard in takaful

The operator plays an important role that the management of a conventional mutual does not...
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Islamic funds are not just an alternative

Their success is turning them into a source of competition for the conventional funds industry
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IFM - OMAN SME SUMMIT - September 13-14

Over 50% fail within five years, which is a drag on efforts by the Gulf nation to diversify...
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Oman wants to increase success rate of SMEs

Over 50% fail within five years, which is a drag on efforts by the Gulf nation to diversify...
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Need for standardised dispute resolution contracts

Case analysis of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhard v Azhar Osman & Other Cases
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Islamic finance is knocking on the doorsteps of...

The government has been taking the steps necessary to facilitate transactions in China and...
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GCC hampered by differences in Islamic finance...

The current state of and recommendations for Islamic Finance in the region
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An initiative to promote Islamic Finance

aafaq Islamic Finance signs MoU with University of Bolton’s Centre for Islamic Finance
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Shari’ah law cannot apply to a commercial...

A look into a case settled in 2004 in the England and Wales Court Of Appeal
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Islamic finance and the halal industry

There is great potential for correlation between the two
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Japan has Islamic finance in the pipeline

The sword exterior and chrysanthemum interior of Japan is quite conducive to the soft...
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‘The challenge in Indonesia is lack of...

Ciptadana Asset Management on the Sharia investment opportunity in the country with the...
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Only if you have a lot of time on your hands

Book review of ‘Takaful Investment Portfolios: A study of the composition of takaful funds...
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Islamic insurance: The next global trend

Takaful is about risk-pooling while proprietary insurance is concerned with risk transfer
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Why the confidence in sukuk offerings

Among other things, sukuk compliant to Basel III norms has formed an alternative source of...
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For Luxembourg, €200mn bond was just a start

The Grand Duchy has a long history of working with the Islamic sector, but is not content to...
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The dispute resolution conundrum of the Islamic...

The industry cannot survive without solid and uniform regulation, a unique and independent...
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Aafaq launches Happy Customer initiative

This will facilitate payment of government fees, among other things
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More sovereign sukuk on the way

This was the opinion of delegates at the IFM’s summit on Islamic finance
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Market for takaful in Europe is looking brighter

The parallels with the mutual sector are helping
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Spike in interest rates could hamper Islamic...

Base rates are at record lows in Europe with the Bank of England having held its rate at...
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Three Malaysia banks announce merger

The combined entity will become South East Asia’s fourth largest commercial lender and...
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DIB’s ‘Smart Bank’ set to redefine customer...

New customers can complete their account opening formalities and walk out with their ATM...
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Path Solutions wins IFM's ‘Best Islamic Finance...

The company’s software became the first of its kind to be certified by the Accounting and...
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CIMB Group, RHB Capital and MBSB exploring a...

Plan includes the creation of a mega Islamic bank
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Scotland ‘on the cusp’ of establishing world’s...

Scotland may be “on the cusp” of establishing the world’s first ethical finance hub,...
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Morocco's Islamic Finance Law Awaits Parliament...

A law to enable introduction of Islamic banking is now awaiting approval by Morocco's...
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Editor's Epistle

2014 looks good, but read us to stay ahead!
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Islamic finance industry to reach $2 trillion...

Dubai and London will be in competition in 2014 to be the global hub of Islamic banking and...
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Scotland –Opening Opportunities For Islamic...

The Islamic Finance Council UK (IFC), based in Scotland, estimates that an investment of £...
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International Finance Magazine, Financial...

International Finance Magazine announces Financial Award winners for Azerbaijan 2013.
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Impediments to the Growth of Islamic Finance

The Islamic finance sector is estimated to be worth £ 1.2 trillion, and is expected to grow...
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RBI gives nod to NBFC to launch Islamic Finance...

With an estimated Muslim population of 177 million, India is the largest Muslim minority in...
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Dubai to Host Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013

Industry experts will focus on six major pillars of the Islamic economy which includes...
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Nigeria to Spread its Wings in Sharia Banking

Central Bank of Nigeria has approved Osun State an inland state in south western Nigeria...
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Industry Body Launches Manual for Islamic...

The World Council of Credit Unions has launched a manual discussing how to establish and...
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International Finance Magazine, Financial...

International Finance Magazine announces Financial Award winners for Qatar 2013
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Overhaul of Malaysian Islamic Finance Laws...

The regulations could also spur takeovers in the Islamic insurance sector through capital...
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London to Capitalize on Thriving Islamic...

As of now nearly 25 law firms in the U.K offer Islamic finance expertise. The U.K. has three...
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Viva Kuwait Signs $ 270 Million Loan for...

The borrowing also includes a $ 70 million Murabaha facility, a cost-plus-profit arrangement...
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Tunisia gets $ 1.2 Billion Funding From Islamic...

The North African Country has won a $ 1.2 Billion in funding from the Saudi based Islamic...
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Singapore to host 4th World Islamic Banking...

SINGAPORE will host the fourth edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit...
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Senegal as the West African Hub for Islamic...

Senegal’s attraction to banks rests on its macroeconomic and political stability.
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Boom Times for Islamic Education

The object of the Islamic economic system is to secure the widest and most beneficial...
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Islamic Finance a Global Alternative for...

The Rise of Socially conscious consumers, entrepreneurs and Leaders in the U.S who expect...
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Turkey to expand the use of Islamic bonds

Turkish government is working on new regulations to allow wider use of a range of sukuk debt.
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Takaful seeks to diversify product range

Shariah-based Takaful Insurance of Africa is banking on product diversification and opening...
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The Internet in Egypt, First Revolution now Jobs?

E-commerce is gradually becoming a means to provide new jobs for fresh graduates in Egypt.
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Promoting Cross-Border Islamic Finance Business...

United Kingdom have taken a key interest in Islamic Banking and have undertaken greater...
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Islamic Banking and Profit Fairness

Several scholars today sense the danger that that method of calculating profit represents to...
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Could Ratings Help Boost Transparency in the...

Those involved in Islamic finance readily agree the 40-year-old market has reached a...
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Role of Shariah in Equity Based Financing

The issue of how Shariah can support the development of equity-based financing is one that...
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Islamic Microfinance market size touches $1bn,...

Islamic Microfinance is rapidly gaining acceptance in Muslim and Non- Muslim countries due...
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Abu Dhabi link-up with Malaysia on investing

Aabar Investments, the Abu Dhabi Government investment vehicle, has helped to raise US$3...
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CIMB Islamic views RI as prime market

CIMB Islamic has named Indonesia as the market with the most potential for its sharia...
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Western governments and companies are poised to...

The UK’s Islamic Finance Secretariat puts the value of Sharia-compliant assets globally at...
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UK rules unfit for Shariah Banks hinder Sukuk...

“The UK is actively engaged with international regulatory counterparts both in Basel and...
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