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Ithmaar launches shariah-compliant prepaid e-card

Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, has launched a new sharia-compliant prepaid e-Card. A statement said the card is ‘designed to provide customers a faster, safer and more convenient online shopping experienc

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New Finance selects SRB to oversee operations

New Finance, a Kazakhstan-based Islamic microfinance company, said it has selected Bahrain-based Sharia Review Bureau (SRB) to transform, certify and oversee a number of its sharia-compliant product and operations. As a sharia adv

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Itqan, Mubasher to set up sharia-compliant brokerage firm


Itqan Capital, a Saudi Arabia-based investment company licensed by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and a member of Al Baraka Banking Group, and Mubasher Financial Services, a leading financial institution in the Middle East, have signed a dea

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Itqan to add brokerage, PE fund to services

Saudi Arabia's Itqan Capital, an Islamic investment firm, plans to develop a sharia-compliant brokerage arm and is nearing the launch of a $200 million education private equity fund, its chief executive told Reuters. Investmen

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Sharia-compliant dispute resolution mechanism 'vital'

A leading Islamic finance expert has called for the creation of a Sharia-compliant dispute resolution mechanism at the global level with participation from all countries active in Islamic finance. According to Malaysia-based Islam

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KFH-Bahrain launches sharia-compliant credit card

Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain has launched "Visa Signature", a sharia-compliant credit card. It was launched after comprehensive study and research to identify the financial needs and lifestyles of KFH-Bahrain clients,

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Sharia board to be set up in Bahrain for Islamic finance sector

Inconsistency in compliance with Sharia standards poses an existential threat to Islamic finance, Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) Governor Rasheed Al Maraj has said. According to Al Maraj, it was to prevent such an occurrence that t

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Seera successfully exits UK financing transaction

Seera Investment Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank, has successfully exited a Sharia-compliant financing transaction to develop a student accommodation property in London, UK. The financing generated a total return on

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Seera successfully exits UK financing transaction

Seera Investment Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank, has successfully exited a Sharia-compliant financing transaction to develop a student accommodation property in London, UK. The financing generated a total return on

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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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