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July 19, 2010

The $1 Trillion Islamic Finance Market

Gulf and Asian Centers Battle Over Islamic Finance By Mark Townsend Available at: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/asset_management/Articles/2629757/Gulf-and-Asian-Centers-Battle-Over-Islamic-Finance.html In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the prospects for Islamic […]
July 13, 2010

Thomas Cook fails in USD50 million Islamic bond bid

Thomas Cook fails in $50 mln Islamic bond bid By Frederik Richter Available at: http://business.maktoob.com/20090000488854/Thomas_Cook_fails_in_$50_mln_Islamic_bond_bid/Article.htm MANAMA – Travel firm Thomas Cook has failed to place a […]
July 9, 2010

Demystifying the Myth of Shortage of Shari’ah Scholars

Assalamualaikum, Dear readers, I am very delighted to share with you my recent article in the Global Islamic Finance Magazine (GIFM) July Issue pp66-67. The GIFM […]
July 3, 2010

10 Great British brands No longer British

10 great British brands no longer ‘British’ By Donna Werbner Available at: http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/02072010/389/10-great-british-brands-sold-foreigners.html Tate & Lyle was bought this week by American Sugar Refining. Donna Werbner […]
July 1, 2010

Islamic Co-operative Bank

Angkasa proposes Islamic co-op bank Written by Chua Sue-Ann Available at: http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=168969&Itemid=79 KUALA LUMPUR: The National Cooperative Organisation of Malaysia (Angkasa) has submitted its proposal to […]
June 25, 2010

Islamic financing rebate (Ibra’) is mandatory

Bank Negara: Islamic financing rebate is mandatory June 25, 2010 Available at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/business/article/bank-negara-islamic-financing-rebate-is-mandatory/ KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Bank Negara has ordered sharia banks to give […]
June 25, 2010

Can we survive without subscribing traditional banking system?

Salam to all, I wish to highlight a possible good area for research pertaining to unbanked and underbanked individuals. According to the Federal Reserve Bank there […]
June 23, 2010

Why Britain’s Islamic Finance Industry Flopped

Why Britain’s Islamic Finance Industry Flopped By Junaid Bhatti Available at: http://www.respublica.org.uk/blog/2010/06/why-britain%E2%80%99s-islamic-finance-industry-flopped Full disclosure time: I’ve been involved with Britain’s Islamic finance industry for most of […]
June 21, 2010

HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group: Defeat on Islamic banking

HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group: Defeat on Islamic banking By Will Peters Available at: http://www.economy-news.co.uk/lloyds-banking-group-21201006.html Lloyds Banking Group accused of ‘half hearted stab’ at Islamic finance provision. […]
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