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Update: Dubai's DIFC announces $100mln fintech fund

14 November, 2017      28

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on Tuesday announced it is establishing a $100 million fund to invest in early-stage and growth start-ups in the financial technology space.  The fund was announced...

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Malta positions itself as new centre for Islamic finance in EU

14 November, 2017      12

The small European island of Malta in the recent past quietly opened its doors to Islamic banking and finance in an attempt to take on established hubs in Europe, namely...

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WIEF a platform to elevate Islamic finance sector

09 November, 2017      12

KUCHING: The upcoming 13th World Islamic Economic Forum (13th WIEF) will provide vast opportunities for the private sector as well government decision makers within Sarawak and Malaysia as it serves...

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Timely for Islamic finance to embrace fintech

08 November, 2017      6

PETALING JAYA: Islamic finance stands to gain significantly by leveraging on financial technology, said Bank Negara Malaysia Assistant Governor Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin  Speaking at the ASAS Shariah Fintech Forum...

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Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin - Assistant Governor's Keynote Address at the ASAS Shariah Fintech Forum 2017

08 November, 2017      4

I would like to thank ASAS for the opportunity to speak at this event. I am encouraged to see the presence of many industry practitioners, particularly from the Shariah community....

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Saudi mass arrests jolt markets, play to ire over corruption

07 November, 2017      4

RIYADH - Most major Gulf stock markets slid early on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by...

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PRESS RELEASE: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference announces 3rd Series of WIBC Leaderboard to promote and foster global Islamic Banking

03 November, 2017      4

24th World Islamic Banking Conference announces 3rd Series of WIBC Leaderboard to promote and foster global Islamic Banking   The 3rd series of the WIBC Leaderboard will see top performing...

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PRESS RELEASE: LAUNCH OF THE 3rd ISRA-TR ISLAMIC COMMERCIAL LAW REPORT 2018

01 November, 2017      5

LAUNCH OF THE 3rd ISLAMIC COMMERCIAL LAW REPORT 2018   1st Nov 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The International Sharīʻah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and Thomson Rueters in partnership...

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World Islamic Banking Conference announces record 24th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain

29 October, 2017      4

    World Islamic Banking Conference announces record 24th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain   The 24th edition of WIBC, also the world’s longest running...

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Saudi Arabia joins Islamic finance body, could boost cross-border deals

23 October, 2017      4

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s central bank has joined an international standard-setting body for Islamic finance, a move that could help standardise industry practices and ease cross-border transactions in...

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