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Dubai to get floating homes

New Living on Water will give a Middle East debut to its floating residences
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Maison Eight: Bringing France to Hong Kong

Designed by Two Men in Hats, the place will have French cuisine, cocktails and champagne
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Miami and its Archistars

There is more to the city in Florida, USA than blue skies and white beaches
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2016 winners of green car announced

Winners announced in the Connected Green Car of the Year, Green SUV of the Year, Luxury Green Car of the Year categories
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Personal luxury goods market tops a quarter...

Luxury brands will need right pricing model to win against hard-to-predict currency volatility
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Black Friday to dominate this year’s online...

Friday 27th November set to be the highest sales peak in online shopping in 2015
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A private island is not beyond reach

You can own one at less than the price of an average one-bedroom flat in London
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Global F&B companies eye Egypt

It is re-establishing itself as the standout growth market for consumer companies in the MENA region
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Luxury market on an upswing in US

More homes than ever before were sold and listed at US $100 mn or higher in 2014
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Grand Ho Tram Strip gets new president

Shaun McCamley, who has extensive gaming experience, was previously in Macau as managing partner of Euro Pacific Asia Consulting
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$50 million more for Ho Tram Strip project

This is the second new investment announcement in the past two months
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London gets a Conrad hotel

Global luxury brand opens a 256-room property opposite St James Park
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China to get world’s largest public golf complex

Haikou Mission Hills Golf Club project will have 10 world-class golf courses
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Volvo unveils all-new Volvo XC90

Three years in the making and part of a $11bn investment programme, the new car marks the beginning of a new chapter in the company’s history
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Greece’s ‘September Club’ returns with star bakers

From September 4th – 11th, Channel 4’s Tom & Henry Herbert will lay a tantalising selection of master classes and gourmet events at The Peligoni Club
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JW Marriott takes a tall step in China

Newly opened 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Towers in Henan province is the tallest in central China
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Maldives resort introduces flyboarding

The water sport is being offered by The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort in the Noonu Atoll
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The Ashok is captured in a coffee table book

A coffee table book that describes the magnificent past of The Ashok
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ACDL adds new investor to Ho Tram Strip project

The first phase opened a year ago and has already established itself as the top getaway for residents of southern Vietnam
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CHAPS welcomes new independent directors

Noel Harwerth and Marcus Treacher join CHAPS’ Board, as the payment scheme looks to continue to strengthen the independent voice on its Board
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German economists prefer Clinton over Trump

They find the Democratic candidate’s political programme more convincing than that of Trump
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'Global market will feel more stable if Clinton...

However, what is really required is clear communication from successful candidate
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Cyber-attacks scare looms large over US election

Though alteration of results will be difficult, there could be other far-reaching effects
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LJ Partnership expands its global investment...

Has acquired Guggenheim Investment Advisors
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Colliers appoints Canada’s former PM to its board

Stephen Harper recently retired as a member of parliament
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Trump campaign admits Obama was born in US

However, the presidential candidate refrained from commenting on this personally
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FTI Consulting appoints new managing director

Mathew Richardson to join corporate finance practice
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Clinton accuses Russia of interference in US...

Says President Vladimir Putin sees Trump victory as an advantage
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Falcon Pvt Bank appoints new CEO

Walter Berchtold takes over the role from Eduardo Leemann
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Gattai Minoli launches structured finance dept

Emanuela Campari Bernacchi joins the firm as head of the new department
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Nigel Farage urges US to vote for Trump

Says will not vote for Clinton even if he gets paid for it
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Risk Ident CEO on board of Merchant Risk Council

Roberto Valerio will help MRC with new ideas
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PA Consulting Group doubles MENA presence

More than 30 people have been hired so far
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Colourful street art for awareness in Hong Kong...

This is the latest initiative by Ocean Recovery Alliance which aims to bring innovative solutions for health of the ocean
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A summit to focus on fire safety

Façade event will see experts, government officials turn spotlight on new fire safety codes
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Dubai to get floating homes

New Living on Water will give a Middle East debut to its floating residences
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Former CEO of Barclays joins Currencies Direct

Antony Jenkins experience to enhance Currencies Direct’s digital offering and drive international expansion
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Lydia Kostopoulos joins PA Consulting Group MENA

She was recently featured on the Middle East Security Awards’ top 100 list
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Brewin Dolphin grows London office

Appoint Louise Shaw and Nicholas Regan as divisional directors in London office
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Qumram launches fully-compliant WhatsApp social...

It enables financial services firms to meet client demand for social media interaction without compromising compliance.
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Blockchain adoption fast in banking and...

Some 65% of banks expect to be in production in three years
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MSB: Aiming from Top 5 to the top in Vietnam

Besides customers, Maritime Bank also wants its employees to stay forever
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The Clearing House taps IBM for payment systems

IBM Power Technology to deliver The Clearing House’s real-time payments system to US banks in 2017
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‘UK banks to lose passporting rights to trade...

Passporting rights allow banks to serve clients across Europe without the need for licences in individual countries
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FICO to provide decisioning platform for buddybank

The facility will be only for smartphone users
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Are banks ready for the era of open banking?

The Open Banking Standard Group seems to be making headway in bringing more transparency and openness to the sector
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Tramonex selects Saxo Payments for cross border...

Low fees, quick transfer times and leading FX rates benefit customers of international cash management solutions provider
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Digital banking: Fidor and GFT form partnership

Both have already developed O2 Banking solution, Germany’s first mobile-only bank
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LANDBANK starts a revolution with digital banking

Its Mobile Loan Saver program has become the most awarded digital banking innovation globally
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Atom bank on a hiring spree

Will take help from recruitment specialist GEM Partnership
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Swiss pvt banks need to intensify their...

Ten steps have been recommended to become state-of-the-art bank
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The problem with closing bank branches

Affects elderly and people who are not digitally savvy
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Delivering the UK’s digital future

Digital skills gap is estimated to be costing the UK economy £63bn a year in lost GDP
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BAC San Jose Puesto de Bolsa selects IMSplus...

Selection done after international vendor evaluation
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Increasing bank branch closures frustrating...

Report states that around 53% had not met a branch staff in a year
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Will banks dump the password?

Financial institutions mulling over biometric selfie to strengthen security
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Panamanian banking system grows by $4.4 billion

Growth due to increase in loan portfolio
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Corporates are shifting to multi-bank...

Multiple bank relationships are essential but difficult to maintain
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Wren announces launch in London

It is part owned by MdF Family Partners and WE Family Offices
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Investing in healthcare properties

Healthcare property is one of the types with the greatest potential in the long-term
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In Taiwan, Nan Shan Life Insurance sets the...

The company is considered a reliable long-term partner for policyholders, employees and society
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You might want to consider investing in a...

Especially with the financial markets still reeling from Brexit and an uncertain economic future ahead
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Think tank calls for better financial skills

This will help older people reduce the risk of scams
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Get your tax affairs in order

Raids on Google in Spain and France indicate just how much importance is being placed on tax evasion by authorities across the world
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Savills Investment Management launches EUR300...

Fund to be managed on behalf of CONAD, the largest consortium of independent retailers in Italy
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UK rate cut won’t impact Prime Central London

Even before the cut, enquiries had gone up post-Brexit and vendors have been hiking property prices
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Aristo can pave the path for EU citizenship

All you need to do is a direct property investment in Cyprus
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The Aristo class of luxury living

Over the last 35 years, the real estate developer has earned an enviable reputation in Cyprus and Greece for best-in-class products
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Kids get a lesson on financial management

Around 60% of parents want their children to be financially responsible
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Post-Brexit, Middle East property investors...

Deterioration in the value of the pound sterling has reduced property prices in London
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Is Osborne right on Brexit and property?

Chancellor of the Exchequer said that property prices will be significantly dampened by a UK vote to leave
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Why China is buying gold

Mike Gleason speaks to Jim Rickards on the confused Fed, gold manipulation and negative interest rates
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10 questions to ask when choosing a financial...

Not only should an IFA help clients generate, maximise and secure wealth, they should also be considered a trusted financial mentor over the long-term
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Pioneer of mutual fund industry in Indonesia

A feature on Danareksa Investment Management
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‘East Asia is a very important market for...

Interview with the CEO Nigel Green
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Portfolio management with a global perspective

McOttley Capital’s approach to creating wealth for clients in Ghana
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McOttley Capital leads the way in Ghana

Heralding a new era in investment advisory
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Yahoo reveals world’s biggest data breach

Happened in 2014 and at least 500 million users were affected
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Tokyo Commodity Exchange goes live on Nasdaq...

The new system is now integrated with Japan Exchange Group's derivative trading
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Synechron launches blockchain accelerator...

Leverages Synechron’s domain expertise in financial services and high-end software engineering skills
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Enforcing debt when trading with Eurozone...

Implications of Brexit and the importance of a carefully designed risk management strategy
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Zipcar drives into Brussels with its first...

Service gives members the freedom to pick up and drop off vehicles anywhere in the city
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Sapphire Ventures raises $1 billion

This comes on the heels of a strong track record of exits
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A cyber-risk oversight programme for corporate...

NACD, Ridge Global and the CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon University announce the programme
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Rent-A-Center adopts Provenir Cloud

Intelligent risk analytics solution provides scalability to high growth
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Asian firms more vulnerable to cyber attacks

Security market in Asia is less than 50% of that in US and Canada
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VocaLink to make a push in Asia Pacific

Appoints Don Chow to lead Business Development in the region
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bfinance to provide advice to Brunel Pension

Highlights bfinance’s expertise in providing bespoke investment advice to local government pension schemes
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Worldpay extends relationship with Ingenico...

Both companies to expand their products and services
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ED&F Man partners with Algorithmic Traders...

Firm will now have access to ATA’s knowledge base and community of expert traders
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Jumio secures $15 million financing round

Company to aggressively accelerate product development, sales and international expansion
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MYPINPAD expands in Asia and MENA

Smartphone adoption is growing in China, India, Indonesia and Japan
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paysafecard integrated as payment method in new...

App users can top up and gift mobile phone credit anywhere in world
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Siris Capital Group affiliates acquire Xura

Xura shareholders to receive $25 per share in cash
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PwC’s fastest growing cloud companies signal...

Ranking shows no one type of company has the secret formula for success in the cloud
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Nasdaq extends contract with BM&FBOVESPA

The exchange groups renew their partnership to continue fighting market abuse in the Brazilian market
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China to be world’s first trillion dollar...

Airbus and Boeing are best placed to take advantage of this growth
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KPMG: Post-Brexit CEOs buzzing with confidence...

72% of CEOs voted to remain but also agree that loss of trust in big business was a factor in the EU referendum result
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US Fed monetary policy: A moving target

Interest rates unchanged following the September meeting
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Brexit: So far so good for the UK

Among other things, it is more price competitive in global markets, thanks to the depreciation of the pound
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Companies optimistic over next 12 to 18 months

However, few firms are preparing for the worst, says research by Willis Towers Watson
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Inflation in Venezuela is expected to touch 700%

Many citizens can no longer afford to feed themselves leading to protests
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Iran trims aircraft deals

Citing delay by US, reduces Airbus order by six and Boeing by one
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Bank of Japan keeps rate steady

Will target 10-year interest rate committing to keep it around zero
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United States, Canada and UK are best countries...

Sector steadily growing but lack of understanding and Brexit may hamper growth
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Vietjet opens Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City route

The route will commence operations from 9 December, 2016
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EU likely to make it tough for UK

A wrong step in the negotiations may fuel demand from other countries to exit
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Avis Budget Group to acquire France Cars

Will make the company second largest light commercial vehicle fleet in France
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Iran needs FDI to crank up mining sector

So far, the country has retained its 14th rank among steel producers
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Getting closer to US interest rate hike

Fed Chair says data is moving in the right direction and she is philosophically inclined to increase rates, but…
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Confidence among UK businesses improves post...

However, not much excitement about the economy
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Iran minister to attend OPEC’s September meet

He will defend the country’s right to regain market share
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Germany says Britain must take responsibility...

Brexit has resulted in the world viewing Europe as unstable, says German minister
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Informal OPEC meet in September does not raise...

Experts do not expect a major impact on oil price
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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 by 2018
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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 Professor, FAST School of Management, Islamabad
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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 in the event of a periodic deficit
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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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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 Hong Kong.
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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 interior of Islamic finance
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‘The challenge in Indonesia is lack of...

Ciptadana Asset Management on the Sharia investment opportunity in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world
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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 in the GCC and Malaysia’ by Mehmet Asutay
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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 finance for institutions that face difficulties in...
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