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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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