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Qatari banks plan Islamic finance venture in China

Two Qatari banks and Chinese brokerage Southwest Securities signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to establish a company handling Islamic finance deals in China. At present there is very little Islamic finance activity i

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IMF endorses Islamic finance

The International Monetary Fund has endorsed the principles of Islamic finance, saying it could prove safer than conventional finance, but the multilateral lender warned Islamic bankers that they must tighten rules and follow them more consisten

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ADB steps up Islamic finance drive, eyes infrastructure

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is stepping up efforts to assist member countries to use Islamic finance in areas such as infrastructure financing, ranging from technical assistance to providing credit guarantees, an ADB official said.

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Russia in Islamic finance push as crisis grows

Russian lawmakers have introduced to parliament a draft bill to support Islamic finance, aiming to attract capital inflows at a time when an economic slowdown is intensifying and Western sanctions show no sign of being lifted. The

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Morocco plans sharia board for Islamic finance

Morocco has issued a royal decree to create a sharia board of Islamic scholars to oversee the country's fledgling Islamic finance industry. Called the Sharia Committee for Participative Finances, it will be composed of 10 Isla

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Islamic finance looks to outgrow 'bad habits' as it expands

After a year of landmark deals which are opening new markets for Islamic finance, the industry is under fresh pressure to address some of its shortcomings and prove that it is not just an imitation of conventional finance. Born in

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Islamic finance looks to outgrow 'bad habits' as it expands

After a year of landmark deals which are opening new markets for Islamic finance, the industry is under fresh pressure to address some of its shortcomings and prove that it is not just an imitation of conventional finance. Born in

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CIBAFI, IDB meeting on global Islamic finance

General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have planned a meeting in Manama, Bahrain aiming to discuss issues of internationalization of Islamic financial services.

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CIBAFI submits feedback on liquidity rule to IFSB

The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) has submitted feedback to the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) on a new regulation for management of liquidity risk in Institutions. The Exposure Dra

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Vaccine fund sukuk ushers new Islamic finance era

The latest entrant into Islamic finance is leading the industry in the new direction of socially responsible investment - which could even include the fight against Ebola. Last week an immunisation programme secured a $500 million

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