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    Islamic insurance: tackling global hurdles

    “Takaful Emarat was established in 2008. Since May 2008 we are listed the Dubai Financial Market (DFM)”, says Ghassan Marrouche, General Manager at Takaful Emarat (EM) in Dubai. According to the Ernst and …

    Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, April 26 - 2011 @ 15:18
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    Islamic finance pushes new boundaries

    Pascal Duval, managing director at Russell Investment Group, examined the Sharia-compliant stock universe and the market for Sharia-compliant investment funds as part of an effort to diversify his company’s offerings.

    “We examined the Sharia-compliant stocks …

    Read full article » Middle East: Sunday, April 10 - 2011 @ 15:15
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    Islamic finance stays strong despite downturn

    Islamic finance, which requires financial products from mortgages to savings accounts to be structured to comply with Sharia law under the Quran, is attracting sustained interest from non-Muslims as well. And it’s no surprise when …

    Read full article » Middle East: Monday, February 28 - 2011 @ 15:39
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    Islamic Wealth Management: niche or new wave?

    Worried about the civil unrest in the region and the effect on your money? Switzerland has always benefited from its reputation as a “safe haven”, especially during times of political crisis such as the …

    Read full article » Middle East: Sunday, February 27 - 2011 @ 12:30
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    Mideast gears up for Islamic Finance 2.0

    Although the Islamic finance industry amounted to $1tr globally in 2010, it has too often been measured in relation to volumes of Islamic bonds outstanding, the number of standalone banks worldwide, or the size of …

    Read full article » Middle East: Monday, January 24 - 2011 @ 16:37
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    The new appetite for Sukuk

    Sukuk has become a common financial instrument in East and West, for long-term and short-term financing. In October, the Dow Jones Citigroup Sukuk Index added 1.12% (as of the close of trading of October 25th). …

    Read full article » Middle East: Thursday, October 28 - 2010 @ 12:57
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    Islamic banking looks to tap new markets

    By Gérard Al-Fil

    On the search for a low-risk, non-interest and ethical way of investing, investors might regard Islamic finance, which is expected to reach $1 trillion globally in 2010, as a trustworthy alternative way of …

    Read full article » Middle East: Sunday, May 23 - 2010 @ 12:45
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    Although growing in global value, sukuk still lack liquidity

    Global Islamic bond issuances last year more than doubled to $31bn compared to 2008. On March 7, Saudi real estate giant Dar Al-Arkan paid back a $600m sukuk. National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the largest …

    Read full article » Middle East: Sunday, May 09 - 2010 @ 15:11
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    Shariah-compliant master agreement introduced for hedging Islamic finance deals

    By Jonathan Lawrence, Stephen H. Moller and Anthony R.G. Nolan, K&L Gates

    While based on the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (the “2002 Master Agreement”) and with many terms familiar to participants in swap markets, the …

    Read full article » Middle East: Monday, May 03 - 2010 @ 13:41
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    Islamic syndicated lending

    By Paul McNamara, Yasaar Media

    Within the realm of Islamic finance, syndicated loans can take a variety of forms and may be a form of Musharaka financing but because of the prohibitions in Islamic finance concerning …

    Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, September 16 - 2009 @ 16:01






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