October 20, 2009

The Happy Planet Index As an Alternative to The Human Development Index

Costa Rica is world’s greenest, happiest country Available at: Costa Rica is world’s greenest, happiest country. Latin American nation tops index ranking countries by ecological […]
October 19, 2009

Consultation on the legislative framework for the regulation of alternative finance investment bonds (sukuk): Summary of Responses

The UK Consultation on Islamic Bonds By Puzant Merdinian, SJ Berwin – Available at: This article will briefly analyse the joint consultation paper published by […]
October 15, 2009

Islamic finance industry stunted by lack of expertise

Available at: A shortage of expertise in the Islamic finance industry and the lack of regulatory harmonisation are the biggest obstacles facing the sector’s growth, […]
October 14, 2009

Dubai Financial Services Authority Consults on Islamic Finance Rules in the DIFC

Available at: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) issued last week a Consultation Paper setting out proposals to enhance clarity and accessibility of the Islamic […]
October 13, 2009

Call to review interest in court judgements

By Habhajan Singh, Available at: The provision for High Court judges to grant interest upon judgment needs to be looked into as far as Islamic […]
October 12, 2009

Islamic Development Bank announces plans to launch investment bank

Available at: The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) announced the launch of an Islamic investment bank with initial capital of $1 billion (Dh3.6bn) to promote […]
October 11, 2009

Islamic Banking – Reality and Myth

By: Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli (Senior Analyst (emeritus) at the Middle East Media Research Institute. Available at: Introduction Islamic banking is based on Islamic law and […]
October 9, 2009

Abercrombie and Fitch Faces a Muslim-Headscarf Lawsuit

Available at:,8599,1925607,00.html?xid=rss-topstories Given the hyper-sexualized advertising that Abercrombie & Fitch has long embraced, it is no surprise that the company encourages its employees to let […]
October 7, 2009

Sharia advisers may face legal suits over mistakes

Available at Reuters: Sharia advisers can be held accountable in court for lapses in their duty but it would be hard to make a case […]

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