Islamic Finance
IGS

Time for Shariah scholars to step up

Collaborate, respect and embrace each other’s views on various matters, no matter how far apart you are in your opinions, says BNM governor
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Smart contracts can reduce gharar, transaction costs

The rationale behind the concept of smart contracts make enormous sense to an Islamic economist.
The original goal behind the idea (Szabo, 1994) was ...

Musharakah — elements, profit distribution and termination

Musharakah is another leading equity-based contract in Shariah. It involves two or more contributors participating in the formulation of with the objective ...
Shariah

Global Shariah fraternity needs to raise standardisation

The Dana Gas sukuk debacle underlines need for improved Shariah governance,says INCEIF professor of finance Obiyathulla
The Shariah-related debacle ...

Northport bags MSOSH Occupational Safety and Health Award 2016

Press Release/ File pic
Northport (Malaysia) Berhad, a member of MMC Group won the Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH) ...

MBSB — Second-largest standalone Islamic bank in the making

The takeover of AFB is priced at about RM650m and will be paid in cash and equity
by DASHVEENJIT KAUR / Pic by HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN MALAYSIA Building ...
renewable energy

Switch to renewables won’t end the geopolitics of energy

By MEGHAN L O’SULLIVAN
In another sign that the age of fossil fuels is waning, the California State Senate has passed a bill to commit the state to ...
Islamic banking

Growing the Islamic banking business

Global Islamic financial industry has grown to register overall total assets of RM8.1t as at end-2015
By NG MIN SHEN / Pic By BLOOMBERG Malaysia has ...

Funding social expenditure with risk-sharing sukuk

In the earlier article we discussed how governments could fund revenue generating infrastructure projects using Mudarabah/ Musharakah-type sukuk.
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Internet

Keep the Internet’s backbone free from censorship

BY LEILA ABBOUD / Pic By BLOOMBERG
It was inevitable that the fallout from violent protests in Virginia organised by white supremacist and neo-Nazi ...
Lotte

How not to launch an IPO

Pic By AFIF ABD HALIM
Let Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd, the petrochemical producer that went public in Malaysia last month, be a lesson to all ...
Shariah-compliant

Time to bump up Shariah-compliant trade finance facilitation

There is signi cant growth potential for trade nance facilitation to support halal exports, says BNM
By HABHAJAN SINGH / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL Bank ...