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Expert calls for a new investment view on Islamic economies

A call for new thinking on investment in the growing Islamic economies has been made by a leading international expert who will be speaking in the region soon. Rafi-uddin Shikoh, chief executive officer of research consultancy Din

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Islamic travel issues to be probed at top forum

The World Islamic Travel Summit (WITS15), the largest showcase of halal travel and tourism solutions, is to debut in Abu Dhabi, UAE this October. The pioneering conference and exhibition will run over two halls at the state-of-the

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BisB wins best Islamic bank in Bahrain award

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has won British publication International Finance Magazine's (IFM) Best Islamic Bank Award in Bahrain for 2014. During a ceremony held in London, BisB retail banking services general manager Abdul R

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Sharjah bank gets new card personalisation solution

OMA Emirates, a provider of cutting edge technology for the payment industry, has implemented an end-to-end Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) card personalisation for Sharjah Islamic Bank. The solution will help to make a smooth

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Africa eyeing major Islamic finance push

Africa is not only ready for Islamic finance but also is aiming to take its stand in the global Islamic finance arena, a senior official of Bahrain-based General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) has said.

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Hostage crisis in Sydney, Islamic terror link seen

An armed assailant was holding an unknown number of hostages inside a central Sydney cafe on Monday, police said, with local television showing some being forced to hold up a black flag with white Arabic writing in the window. Pri

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Sustainability in Islamic finance in focus at CFA event

CFA Institute and CFA Society Emirates, the local UAE member society of CFA Institute, hosted a presentation to share new global and local insights on the concept of sustainability in Islamic finance and conventional sustainable, responsibl

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Sustainability in Islamic finance in focus at CFA event

CFA Institute and CFA Society Emirates, the local UAE member society of CFA Institute, hosted a presentation to share new global and local insights on the concept of sustainability in Islamic finance and conventional sustainable, responsibl

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Major Islamic banking conference opens in Bahrain

The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), billed as the world's largest and most influential international gathering of Islamic finance industry leaders, opens in Bahrain today (December 1). This year marks the event's

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India to launch new Islamic equity fund

Mumbai-based SBI Funds Management will launch an Islamic equity mutual fund next month to tap into India's large but underserved Muslim population, although the country still lags in developing sharia-compliant debt alternatives.

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