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Turkish Islamic bank to establish in Bahrain

Turkish Islamic lender Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi plans to establish a presence in Bahrain, in what would be its first overseas foray and a welcome addition to the Kingdom's Islamic banking sector. Turkiye Finans, in which

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GCC takaful contribution to hit $8.9 billion this year

GCC's gross takaful contribution is estimated to reach around $8.9 billion in 2014 from an estimated $7.9 billion last year, according to a new report. Global Takaful Insights 2014, the latest report from EY, a multinational p

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Swift to launch Islamic Finance Rulebook

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift), in collaboration with The Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (Aibim) and the Malaysian Islamic financial community, has launched a new rulebook for the usage

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Rising interest rates may revive Islamic commodity deals

A return to an era of higher interest rates could derail attempts by Islamic finance to create alternatives to a short-term funding instrument that has dominated the industry, but which some scholars and regulators want to see replaced.

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Growing popularity of Islamic finance underlined

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry underlined the growing popularity of Islamic finance over the conventional sector in a preparatory report for the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) to be held in Dubai from October 28-30.

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Islamic economies 'set to cross boundaries'

Islamic economies are already a significant part of the global economy and are set to become even more important over the next decade, a senior banker has said. Contrary to popular belief, the Islamic economy is more than just Isl

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Islamic finance facing challenges on multiple fronts

The Islamic Finance industry has been in operations for more than 40 years. Yet the industry lacks risk management standards, risk assessment and risk mitigation tools needed for it to compete on a level playing field with traditional banks, sai

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IDB aims to triple size of infrastructure fund to $2bn

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has relaunched its infrastructure fund with backing from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Brunei, aiming to raise $2 billion - almost triple the size of the original fund. Jeddah-based IDB, a multilater

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CIMA renews partnership with Talal Abu Ghazaleh

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, has renewed its longstanding partnership with Talal Abu Ghazaleh Professional training group.

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Islamic finance body to issue guidelines on sukuk

The Malaysia-based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) will issue draft guidance by year-end on how Islamic banks, which face a lack of short-term funding instruments, can use sukuk as a key tool for meeting the liquidity requirements of Bas

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