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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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In Monopoly move, Sahara chairman offers hotel...

Subrata Roy has been incarcerated after running afoul of a number of India’s financial regulations
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More than half of all professionals worldwide...

Interview with Nishant Rao, managing director, LinkedIn India
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The new LCIA arbitration rules: A change for...

The previous rules, introduced in 1998, form the basis of the 2014 Rules
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‘The debt problem in China is not hype’

American economist James Rickards says collapse of the debt and property bubble there could well be the catalyst for a global economic crisis
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Investors losing interest in South Africa

Change political mindset to overcome economic constraints, says John Kane-Berman, CEO, Institute of Race Relations
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Is there something like better tobacco?

Biotechnology firm opens up new opportunities for the multi-billion dollar market
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Brazil’s President Rousseff stays in power

State interventionism wins over free market
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Uruguay’s presidential election goes to run-off

Tabare Vazquez of the leftish Broad Front and Lacalle Pou from the conservative National Party won the first round
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Bolivia’s Evo Morales wins a third consecutive...

Left-leaning president, an Aymara Indian and a former coca farmer, becomes the longest serving leader and incumbent head of state in the Andean...
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CFOs looking after more than just finance

Nowadays, companies expect them to have the ability to manage volatility, navigate complexity among other things
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Internet should not be a privilege of the rich:...

Facebook will create $1 million fund to help develop apps for farmers, women and migrants
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Citi appoint new CEO for Citibank Malaysia

Lee Lung Nien will report to Citi's head of Asean Michael Zink
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Vonage announces new CEO

Alan Masarek is a former Google Inc executive
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Al-Qaeda agenda: IS is on track

It is widely believed that Islamic State is a serious and growing threat, as it appears to be fulfilling the timelines set by Osama bin Laden’s...
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How did the IS emerge?

Post withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in 2011, the country was left without a sufficiently viable military, thereby leaving the doors open...
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Modi woos US corporate honchos

Pitches India as an open-minded destination for investment
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Islamic State: America's new nemesis

The recent turn of events in the Middle-East has raised several pressing questions such as the reason for the US authorising air strikes in Iraq...
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Modi makes a mark at Madison Square Garden

Thanks Indian-Americans for their support and unveils his vision for India in an engaging speech
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Arab aviation summit ends on a high note

The event also saw the launch of a programme for young minds
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IFM celebrates financial excellence at annual...

Awards were presented at a glittering ceremony in the Jumeirah Carlton Tower on November 18
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Headline: Bank Sohar net profit soars by 31.14%

Acting CEO says the bank has grown from strength to strength
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Most investment bankers are still male

With a 2% drop in number of women entering the financial sector in the US, gender diversity is a long way off
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Ukraine conflict: UK wants SWIFT punishment for...

SWIFT is a crucial real-time gross payment system for cross-border transactions
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NDBIB dominates investment banking space in Sri...

The company has managed several successful public offerings, including the largest ever equity issue on the Colombo bourse
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Assets under management hit record high at Saxo...

Client deposits have gone up by almost 10 billion Dkr. to over 60 billion Dkr.
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An RO is the first step for banks eyeing China

But opening a representative office (RO) may take up to nearly eight months from submission of application
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Brazilian central bank resorts to reserve...

Measure suggests a compromise between hawks at the COPOM and the Rousseff administration
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India’s central bank to identify bulwark in a...

The RBI will designate up to six banks as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) to reduce the risk of collapse of the financial system
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Mobile, i-banking transactions worth nearly £1...

In 2014, the rate of adoption of digital banking grew strongly with more than 15,000 people downloading banking apps a day
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Quantitative Easing Under the Microscope

While one of the main objectives of QE is to stimulate inflation to prevent deflation, too much inflation could be an unintentional outcome.
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Oz central bank keeps July cash rate steady at...

RBA wants the effects of low interest rate to keep flowing through the economy, which is plagued by tardy growth in the mining sector, reports Team...
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Share market risks

The conditions are still not in place for a major top in share markets: valuations are reasonable, the global economy is on the mend, monetary...
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RBA leaves rate unchanged at 2.5%

RBA chief Glenn Stevens has rightly configured the monetary policy to foster sustainable growth in demand and contain inflation, reports TEAM IFM
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RBI takes steps to spur bank lending

Indian central bank’s pragmatic moves will help the new government stick to prudent fiscal management and usher in broader reforms, reports Team IFM
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Pioneering Origination & Investment products...

Dunn Loren Merrifield (“DL Merrifield”) is a full service investment house which commenced business operations as at September 2009. It is an...
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Taiwan’s economy

Taiwan’s export is expected to grow mildly, as the enhancing competitiveness pressure on the manufacturing sector from abroad.
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Common myths and mistakes of investing

Dr Shane Oliver,Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist
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Getting spend under management

How Can Financial Directors Help Procurement Be More Strategic?
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Gold trading: To do or not to do

Many investment experts are sceptical, but interest is increasing
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Gold hits 15-month low

Strong economic data sends prices down
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RCAP to take institutional-quality investments...

To do this, the NYSE listed company announced the launch of an investment platform
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5 Reasons Procrastination is Deadly to...

By Margot Schmorak, Senior Director, Solution Marketing at ServiceSource
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Top tips for successful equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunding sites enable entrepreneurs to showcase their business and the investment opportunity it offers to potential micro-investors.
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401 (k) Plan for Savings and Retirement

In this article let us understand the meaning of a 401 (k) plan, eligibility criteria, how the plan works, caveats to the rule and difference...
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Corporate Share Deals by Non Residents in France

The current economic crisis, coupled with the urgent need to reduce its budgetary deficit, has forced the French government to adopt a number of...
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Sound Fundamentals Strengthen Kuwait’s Real...

The oil rich country’ real estate sales grew by 72 percent year- on- year in September , as its residential and investment segments recovered...
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Reciprocity Law in Turkey

Earlier in May this year, Turkey passed a landmark law through the Parliament, the passing of the law would see the investment of more than 20...
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Importance of having a Condominium Insurance

Condo owners need to take in to consideration additional coverage for the building on their condominium association’s master insurance and coverage.
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Toxic Assets – Beginning of the End

Many banks have managed to cut down their toxic assets, Citigroup for example, cordoned off its troubled assets in January 2009 with its creation...
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Understating Riskiness Through Window Dressing

Window Dressing may make a fund appear more attractive, but the stock will tend to decline after a certain period.
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Mechanic’s Lien

In this article, International Finance Magazine explains what is a mechanic’s lien, how does it benefit the debtor, exemptions for payment of a...
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Switzerland Far Ahead of the Pack

The key players in the Swiss financial centre are the banks, and their core business is wealth management.
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Vulture Funds Threat to HIPC

The term “vulture fund” refers to a hedge fund that seeks to profit by buying up the distressed debt on secondary markets at a below par price,...
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A window of opportunity to end extreme poverty...

The World Bank has been a long term partner with the Philippines and is committed to building an even stronger relationship with the government and...
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Explaining Derivative Contracts

A derivative contract, in their most basic form, represents the right to buy or sell a security at a specified price; derivatives are generally...
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Islamic finance must embrace technology faster

Change is the key driving force in a complex global financial ecosystem. This change is mainly based on continuing advances in technology
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Oil trade: No sign of prices going up

Some analysts claim that OPEC will not last more than 50 years
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Americans being served cards with chips

Following several breaches, US companies are forced to offer credit cards with greater security features
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Should you trust mobile banking?

It’s helpful provided you are careful on how you use access to the internet
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Facebook announces change in research policy

This comes after they published a study that turned into a PR disaster
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eBay to spin off PayPal

Earlier this year, management decided against the separation
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Scottish independence: The question of your data

If Scotland becomes independent, what does that mean for UK data sovereignty?
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Home Depot’s payment system breached

Could potentially impact customers using payment cards at its US and Canadian stores
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Five interesting FinTech start-ups to watch for

For some companies, the financial crisis of 2008 proved to be a boon
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There is no escaping the cyber threat

China is notorious for its cyber attacks on companies for commercial gain. But is China the only culprit, which sectors are being targeted and how...
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8 things business travellers need to know about...

But with all the major tech players offering synced services, the barriers to switching from Apple to Android or Windows to Apple are becoming higher
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Choose your Trading Instruments: Forex and CFD...

CFDs offer the opportunity to speculate and diversify your trading in different financial markets, without actually owning the underlying asset.
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Global economy: fast or slow track?

Five years have passed since the global financial crisis. The IMF projects the world economy to increase 3.6% in 2014 and 3.9% in 2015. This is...
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Forex Charting the Easy Way

Charting tools enable traders to view historical data on price movements, pinpoint trends and identify key price points to enter and exit a trade.
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47% of Asia’s CFOs say decision-making hindered...

52% of CFOs also see data accuracy as the biggest obstacle to doing their job, nearly all (94%) say they will need more IT expertise in the next...
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Use Saxo Bank’s online tools for smarter trading

Saxo Bank provides access to industry-leading active trader tools. Unlock your Stock trading potential with our in-depth Equity Research, Stock...
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Copy your way to Forex success

Why has social trading dominated the Forex world? Let’s look at the fundamentals of it to understand why social trading can easily fast-track your...
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Saxo Bank brings you the market's first truly...

By André Sode - Deputy Head of Digital Line of Business
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Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority ushers in...

Since being set up in 2005, it has invested AED 1bn in developing 30mn square metre of land in its Al Hamra and Al Ghail industrial parks
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Everest Industries picks RAKIA for first...

Will invest in 750,000 sqft manufacturing facility in Al Ghail industrial park
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Japan dips into recession

GDP shrank 1.6% on an annualised basis as firms held back on capital investment
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Argentina: Russia’s new market

The South American country is in a good position to capitalise on President Putin’s embargo on food imports from Europe and Western nations
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West Bank’s boycott of Israeli products does...

There are not enough alternatives for Palestinian consumers
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Warning of global slowdown

20% of the countries that tapped into the World Bank’s fund for the poorest yet to show any growth
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Kenya rings in competition

From price wars, buy outs to intrigues over thin SIM technology. Has the telecom sector finally come of age?
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Rainbow Nation’s energy sector is getting greener

Since the 2008 energy crisis, South Africa has been trying to reduce dependency on coal
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Visa to open tech centre in India

The move will create over 2,000 jobs globally
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Businesses have to become environment-friendly

It will be difficult, but participants at the UN climate summit agreed there is no alternative
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Scottish referendum: Businesses breath a sign...

The surprise was the comfortable margin of victory for those favouring staying in the UK
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Scottish independence: Financial sector faces...

Issue blows up after Royal Bank of Scotland releases statement saying it would be “necessary to re-domicile the bank’s holding company”
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Trina Solar in power project in Chile

Will Supply 70MW high efficiency modules
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Shanggu to hold online property auctions

It has begun displaying inventory on Alibaba Group's Taobao.com
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Crimean crisis: World divided on sanctions...

The extent and impact of sanctions depend on each country’s economic relationship with and dependence on Russia
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In Nigeria, doctor treating Ebola patient dies

This is the first death related to the disease reported from outside Lagos
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Argentina’s electoral campaign kicks off

Six presidential pre-candidates spelled out their political and economic program during Industry Day on September 1 in Buenos Aires
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Nigeria reports first Ebola death outside Lagos

The victim is a doctor who was treating an Ebola patient
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Spain’s recovery gathering pace

According to INE, the economy expanded by 0.6% QoQ (+1.2% YoY) in the second quarter
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For Luxembourg, €200mn bond was just a start

The Grand Duchy has a long history of working with the Islamic sector, but is not content to rest on its laurels
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The dispute resolution conundrum of the Islamic...

The industry cannot survive without solid and uniform regulation, a unique and independent dispute resolution framework and a bankruptcy court
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Aafaq launches Happy Customer initiative

This will facilitate payment of government fees, among other things
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More sovereign sukuk on the way

This was the opinion of delegates at the IFM’s summit on Islamic finance
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Market for takaful in Europe is looking brighter

The parallels with the mutual sector are helping
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Spike in interest rates could hamper Islamic...

Base rates are at record lows in Europe with the Bank of England having held its rate at 0.5% for five years now
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Three Malaysia banks announce merger

The combined entity will become South East Asia’s fourth largest commercial lender and Islamic bank
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DIB’s ‘Smart Bank’ set to redefine customer...

New customers can complete their account opening formalities and walk out with their ATM cards and cheque books within 15-20 minutes
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CIMB Group, RHB Capital and MBSB exploring a...

Plan includes the creation of a mega Islamic bank
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Scotland ‘on the cusp’ of establishing world’s...

Scotland may be “on the cusp” of establishing the world’s first ethical finance hub, according to experts in the field.
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Islamic finance industry to reach $2 trillion...

Dubai and London will be in competition in 2014 to be the global hub of Islamic banking and finance, with Kuala Lumpur vying for the spot.
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Scotland –Opening Opportunities For Islamic...

The Islamic Finance Council UK (IFC), based in Scotland, estimates that an investment of £ 120m and £ 200m could be invested in Scotland for...
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Sukuk May be Solution to Africa’s...

Africa is still considered “embryonic” in terms of developing its capital markets but could over a time provide a welcome boon to Islamic finance...
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Impediments to the Growth of Islamic Finance

The Islamic finance sector is estimated to be worth £ 1.2 trillion, and is expected to grow to £ 1.6 trillion by 2015.
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RBI gives nod to NBFC to launch Islamic Finance...

With an estimated Muslim population of 177 million, India is the largest Muslim minority in the world, but banking rules do not permit to Sharia...
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Dubai to Host Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013

Industry experts will focus on six major pillars of the Islamic economy which includes Islamic finance, Halal Food, Halal Lifestyle, Halal Travel,...
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Nigeria to Spread its Wings in Sharia Banking

Central Bank of Nigeria has approved Osun State an inland state in south western Nigeria plan to issue Nigeria’s first sukuk bond, starting with 10...
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