Rise of Islamic finance meets human capital gap
By Arno Maierbrugger/Gulf Times Correspondent /Bangkok Available at Gulf Times Online
The growing popularity of Islamic banking and finance and its increasing global outreach has led to a considerable undersupply of talent in the sector, both in the Middle East and in Southeast Asia, but also in new regions currently adapting to the... Read More
Indonesia takes big step towards boosting Islamic finance industry
By Arno Maierbrugger/Gulf Times Correspondent /Bangkok
The world’s most populous Muslim nation, so far a laggard in developing a comprehensive Islamic finance industry, took a big leap towards the creation of a supportive framework for Shariah-compliant banking on July 27. It was the day when the country’s President Joko Widodo inaugurated the... Read More
Does Islamic Financial Institution Need to Pay Zakat?
Former Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad who is also ex-member of the Syariah Advisory Council of the Bank Negara Malaysia made a significant statement that zakat to be collected only from persons professing the religion of Islam but not for companies and this include Islamic financial institutions (IFIs).... Read More
KE MANA HALA TUJU KEWANGAN ISLAM?
Harapan yang sangat tinggi diletakkan kepada kewangan Islam untuk memberikan sumbangan yang lebih signifikan kepada pembangunan, kadar pertumbuhan ekonomi dan sektor kebajikan sosial serta mampu menjadi peneraju bagi mengurangkan ketidakadilan ekonomi dan merapatkan jurang kemiskinan. Aspirasi dan paradigma ideal kewangan Islam perlu berubah daripada ‘Financial Intermediaries’ kepada ‘Investment Intermediaries’ untuk ia lebih signifikan... Read More
Dana axes offer to swap RM3bil bond in pivotal Islamic finance case
Available at http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2017/07/31/dana-axes-offer-to-swap-rm3bil-bond-in-pivotal-islamic-finance-case/#AfuOhHceV9SgVR2T.99
DUBAI: Dana Gas has revoked an offer to creditors to exchange its outstanding US$700mil (RM3.0bil) Islamic bond for new notes, ending the chance of a consensual resolution to a case that could shape the future of the global Islamic finance industry.
Dana is refusing to repay holders... Read More
Why 2017 Could Be a Breakthrough Year for Islamic Finance
4 million Muslims in the U.S. make up one of the highest earning demographics in the country. Unsurprisingly, they’re looking to invest in financial vehicles that mirror their own beliefs.
Junaid Wahedna | May 22, 2017
With assets growing at double-digit rates over the past decade, Islamic finance is ascending to greater... Read More
IMF: Malaysia is world leader and standard-setter in Islamic finance
Available at: https://www.islamicfinance.com/2017/04/imf-malaysia-world-leader-standard-setter-islamic-finance/
Malaysia is a world leader and standard-setter in Islamic finance. In recent years, the government increased the use of Islamic debt instruments for funding purposes. In April 2016, the government issued its fifth dollar-denominated sovereign sukuk (Malaysia 2026, and Malaysia 2046) for US$1.5 billion using nonphysical assets as... Read More
Boeing Exporing Islamic Finance Opportunities
Available at: www.islamicfinance.com.
Boeing Capital is exploring opportunities for Islamic finance in the aviation sector and the possibility of including aircraft finance in the Islamic sukuk market, in which an aircraft finance portfolio would be secured by an instrument known as the Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate.
Boeing Capital in the Middle East
As a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary,... Read More
THE RAMADHAN EFFECTS
Ramadhan is the greatest month and the best time for self-regulation and self-training. There are numerous benefits to those who are fasting during Ramadhan either from spiritual or physical perspectives. The positive effects of Ramadhan and fasting have not only been mentioned in al Quran and al Sunnah but also by many scientific researches. In fact, there... Read More
Pemerhatian terhadap An International Interdisciplinary Conference, Development in the Face of Global Inequalities di Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
1. Perasmian bukan oleh Menteri atau VIP tetapi oleh Reputable Scholar;
2. Research majoritinya disokong dengan Quantitative data yang mengagumkan. Ada paper yang data daripada 1500-2016. Memang terasa ketinggalan dari aspek budaya penyelidikan dan disiplin penyelidikan.
3. Semua sesi tepat pada masanya dan... Read More