Islamic Finance

Making a case for GDP-linked sukuk

If sukuk and Islamic finance in general is to be more meaningful to the ummah, a reorientation may be needed
By PROF DR OBIYATHULLA ISMATH BACHA Sukuk ...

Manulife launches world’s 1st retail Shariah global REIT fund

Manulife Asset Management Services Bhd (MAMSB) has launched what it claims to be the world’s first Shariah global real estate investment trust (REIT) fund ...

Global laws more Islamic finance-friendly, says fund

Global regulations becoming more Islamic finance-friendly is one of the drivers of an expected significant upward trend for sukuk issuance in the near ...

Linking governance index to investment portfolio

Malaysia has been the leading Muslim majority country for an extended period of time in our scoring system. But it ...

Digital assets, cryptoassets and cryptocurrencies

Investing via utility tokens to provide capital will not only expose an investor to risk of a project, but also the excessive uncertainty in the value of ...

The unearthing 
of the permissible inebriation

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
There seems to be a thin line between lies and secrets. It is alright to lie if it is to protect secrets or in order ...

Islamic lenders adopting fintech, recognising advantages

Indonesia has the highest number of Islamic fintech start-ups, followed by the US, UAE and the UK
By TMR The United Arab Emirates (UAE) leads the Gulf ...

Sukuk issuances normalise from record high, says Fitch Ratings

By TMR / Pic AFP
Sukuk issuance in the 10 largest markets fell last year following record issuance in 2017, Fitch Ratings Inc said. The rating agency ...

KFH offers to buy Ahli United in share swap deal

KUWAIT • Kuwait Finance House (KFH) offered to buy Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank BSC in a share swap deal, a potential combination that would create the ...

Farewell to the Goldilocks economy?

Overall, 2019 looks likely to be a more challenging year for the Muslim world
by PROF DR OBIYATHULLA ISMATH BACHA / pic by BLOOMBERG In 2018, the ...

Leveraging financial technology 
to support Islamic social finance

By OTHMAN ABDULLAH / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
Through collaborations with IFIs, Islamic social fund bodies could distribute the funds electronically ...

UiTM Solar Power sukuk holds on to good credit rating

By TMR
The green sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) sukuk for a solar power project undertaken by Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) continues ...