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UK summit to discuss Islamic real estate finance

Leading property experts from the UK, Middle East and Asia, will be London for a major summit which will put focus on the Islamic real estate finance market segment. The IREF Summit 2014, the 11th in the series, will run from Dece

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Aafaq begins transacting on Nasdaq Dubai

Aafaq – Islamic Finance, a UAE-based leading Sharia'a-compliant financial institution, has carried out its first transaction on the Nasdaq Dubai Murabaha Platform, which provides Islamic financing services. Officially la

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IFSB issues guidance on liquidity risk management

The Kuala Lumpur-based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has released draft guidance on liquidity risk management for Islamic banks and a new standard for regulatory supervision, as the industry body tightens oversight of banking practices

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Islamic finance seen as norm for SME growth

Islamic finance will become a norm rather than an alternative in the near future, driving the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Islamic trade, according to international banking professionals. SMEs play a large rol

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Bank Muscat unit plans maiden sukuk in Q1 2015

The Islamic unit of Bank Muscat , Oman's largest lender, plans to tap the Islamic bond market in the first quarter of next year, in what would be the first sukuk sale by a bank in the country, a bank official said on Wednesday.

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Islamic finance on growth track despite hiccups

The GCC Islamic Finance industry is expected to maintain its rapid growth over the coming years despite mixed results across sectors in 2014, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P). The GCC Islamic Fin

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Oman sets up sharia board to boost Islamic finance

Oman's central bank has set up a sharia supervisory board to help oversee the sultanate's Islamic banking industry, a centralised model that is increasingly being adopted across the global industry but remains a rarity in the Gulf.

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Bahra Cables receives $265m Islamic financing

Bahra Advanced Cable Manufacturing Company, a leading cable manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia, has received an Islamic financing of $265 million from Standard Chartered bank. The company will utilise $200 million as a short-term Isl

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Turkish Islamic bank to establish in Bahrain

Turkish Islamic lender Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi plans to establish a presence in Bahrain, in what would be its first overseas foray and a welcome addition to the Kingdom's Islamic banking sector. Turkiye Finans, in which

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GCC takaful contribution to hit $8.9 billion this year

GCC's gross takaful contribution is estimated to reach around $8.9 billion in 2014 from an estimated $7.9 billion last year, according to a new report. Global Takaful Insights 2014, the latest report from EY, a multinational p

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