Islamic Finance and Economics

  • Mainstreaming Islamic Banking by Rebranding Without "Islamic"

    July 11, 2014

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia are leading a trial move to mainstream and grow the global footprint of Islamic banking, which relies on sharia-compliant/compatible products and regulations, by rebranding the industry through removal of the term "Islamic" from their institutions in key Western countries.

  • U.K. Inaugurates Islamic Bond Offering in the West

    July 11, 2014

    Islamic bonds (“sukuk”) were issued this week by government of the United Kingdom, making good on Prime Minister David Cameron's widely publicized pledge to make London a global capital of Islamic banking and finance and inaugurating the West's first sharia-compliant sovereign bond offering.

  • Dangers of London's Push for Sharia Finance in the West

    July 10, 2014

    As London prepares to become the first Western country to issue an Islamic sovereign bond global political analysts are raising concerns that the U.K.'s push to become the West's capital of sharia-compliant finance carries insidious risks for democracy and security.

  • Experts Predict Sharp Growth in Islamic Banking in Short Term

    July 10, 2014

    International financial experts predict a sharp expansion in the total assets, products, and profitability of Islamic banking over the next four years, based on growing integration of trade and capital markets in Turkey, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region.

  • Islamic Banking and Finance Markets Growing and Globalizing

    July 10, 2014

    Global finance analysts expect continuing, robust growth in markets for sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible products and instruments, led by strong competition for hub status by Western, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries that have already issued Islamic sovereign bonds.

  • Egypt Turning to Islamic Finance

    June 23, 2014

    Global finance experts have noted that Egypt is moving decisively to develop its sharia-compliant finance regime.

  • Global Islamic Banking Conference to Convene in Singapore

    June 23, 2014

    Singapore will host the 5th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference ("WIBC"), a global conclave aimed at internationalizing platforms for sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible markets and products by building out the Islamic banking and finance industry beyond its current regional foci in Asia and the Middle East.

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