Islamic Finance
Bank Negara Malaysia

Will Islamic retail banking survive the fintech onslaught?

By DR NAFIS ALAM / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
Financial technology (fintech) is the buzz word in today’s financial industry landscape. In recent times, ...

Call for Shariah-compliant equity risk management

By OBIYATHULLA ISMATH BACHA
For the manager of a Shariah-compliant portfolio or mutual fund, there are few, if any, alternatives to protect his ...

Aramco IPO ‘most likely’ in 2019

London • The initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco will “most likely” happen in 2019, the kingdom’s oil minister said last Friday, confirming a ...
Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies as potential currency?

In my view, cryptocurrency is nothing but a token
By HYLMUN IZHAR / Pic By BLOOMBERG This article is an attempt to investigate the possible DNA of ...

Supporting SDGs, development strategy

By TMR / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Islamic finance has the potential to play a transformative role in supporting the implementation of the Sustainable ...
IFSB

Time to improve efficiency, reduce transaction costs in Islamic finance

Pakistan’s former bank governor says Islamic nance should promote long-term investment
By HABHAJAN SINGH How to move Islamic finance to the next stage ...
bitcoin

Investigating possible DNA of cryptocurrencies

By HYLMUN IZHAR  / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Thee unprecedented hype of cryptocurrency over the past few years coupled with an increasing prominence of ...

Qatar varsity offers PhD in Islamic finance, economy

Aside from a PhD at HBKU, students can also explore opportunities at places like INCEIF and Durham University
By HABHAJAN SINGH Qatar-based Hamad Bin ...
Abu Dhabi

Will legal issues cut appetite for UAE sukuk?

By TMR / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Legal concerns over some of the debt issuance among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and regulatory issues around ...
Meesan Bank

Meezan, Pirani unveil Pakistan’s 1st Shariah-compliant bike financing facility

With a nationwide network of over 600 branches, Meezan will be the preferred financier for Pirani’s power and super power bikes
By HABHAJAN SINGH ...
Islamic Banks

Moody’s: GCC Islamic banks to keep profitability

By TMR / Pic By BLOOMBERG
The credit fundamentals of Islamic banks operating in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have converged with those ...
Halal Food

Global halal food demand jumps as new growth engines take off

By BLOOMBERG/ Pic BY TMR
The global halal food industry, worth more than US$1 trillion (RM3.9 trillion) a year, will likely see sales soaring much ...