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World’s first ESG sukuk fund another step forward for Malaysia’s responsible finance

19 August, 2018      17

Malaysia’s Shariah-compliant BIMB Investment Management launched the world’s first environmental, social and governance (ESG) sukuk fund on August 1. Reflecting a growing responsible finance sector in Malaysia, the company’s CEO told...

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ADIB’s Shareholders approve ADIB’s capital proposal to support growth

19 August, 2018      16

Abu Dhabi, August 19, 2018: Shareholders of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading Islamic financial institution, have approved proposal for a rights issue of AED 1 billion, as recommended by...

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Foreign Islamic banks may soon be able to set up shop in the Philippines

16 August, 2018      15

A bill seeking to organise such lenders has passed committee level. Islamic banking is gaining momentum in the Philippines after a bill seeking to organise and regulate Islamic banks has made it...

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Gulf states raise over $30bln of bonds in H1 2018

16 August, 2018      5

The six governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are likely to lean more heavily on debt capital markets this year than last, according to a new report by Fisch Asset...

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AAOIFI adoption set to standardise UAE Islamic finance

16 August, 2018      10

The adoption of Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Shariah standards by the United Arab Emirates' Islamic finance industry is a “landmark” development that will lead to...

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Becoming the best modern Islamic bank

13 August, 2018      11

What have been your key objectives for growth since coming on board last year?  I was provided with the honour of leading Noor a little over 12 months ago, joining...

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1,200 experts to gather for 25th WIBC in Bahrain

13 August, 2018      13

Over 1,200 global Islamic banking and finance leaders, industry powerhouses and policy makers will converge for the upcoming 25th edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) set to take...

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Lack of confidence: Declining value of Turkish lira presents challenges for country's banks

13 August, 2018      9

Turkey’s precarious economic position is putting significant strain on its banking sector, which is facing a negative outlook for the second half of 2018 and early 2019, despite an improvement...

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Energy projects to benefit from new Islamic trade finance fund

08 August, 2018      8

A new sovereign energy trade finance fund – thought to be a world first – is being launched by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and US investment manager...

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Global Islamic Finance Forum returns

08 August, 2018      11

KUALA LUMPUR: The Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) returns this year, themed “Beyond Profit”, which is scheduled on October 3-4 here. It will bring together Islamic finance leaders and sustainability...

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