Islamic Finance and Economics

  • UN Promotes Use of Sharia Finance to Fulfill SDGs

    October 12, 2016

    Following up their establishment of a Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform for the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Development Programme and the Islamic Development Bank recently held a joint event at which they explored opportunities for using "Islamic finance instruments" to contribute resources for the fulfillment of the SDGs.

  • OIC Private Bank Strategy Promotes Sharia Finance Growth in Asia

    October 11, 2016

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is positioning its Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector to develop strategic collaborations with private sector banks in order to expand sharia financial services and banking products in OIC-member-state markets in Asia.

  • Malaysia, OIC Prepare World's First Islamic Venture Capital Fund

    September 19, 2016

    As part of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's efforts to expand the global footprint of sharia economics, the OIC's Islamic Development Bank and Malaysia, a leading player in the rapidly growing global Islamic financial market, are preparing the world's first Islamic venture capital fund, estimated at $100 million.

  • World Bank Promotes Islamic Finance Project in Turkey

    September 14, 2016

    The World Bank has published a story touting its contributions to Turkey's "Innovative Access to Finance Project," which uses a finance model that corresponds with Islamic law to provide funding to small and medium enterprises in the country.

  • Sharia Investors Target Sub-Saharan Africa

    August 24, 2016

    Major sharia finance investors from the Mideast and South Asia are implementing target strategies for sub-Saharan Africa, a region whose economic growth forecasts, development needs, and sizable Muslim demography are viewed as ripe for the competitive expansion of Islamic finance.

  • Southeast Asia Seeks Lead on Global Sharia Finance

    August 08, 2016

    Malaysia and Indonesia took the lead at the World Islamic Economic Forum toward establishing Southeast Asia as the center of global sharia financial capital markets by announcing the formation of a World Sharia Stock Market Centre.

  • OIC, Iran Push Sharia Finance in West Africa

    August 03, 2016

    The Saudi Arabia-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's financial institutions are making a strong push for the expansion of sharia-compatible/compliant financial markets in West Africa, as OIC member Iran moves aggressively to position the country as a key player in sovereign Islamic bond (sukuk) finance on the African Continent.

  • Sharia Finance Investors Eye Italian Markets

    July 26, 2016

    Islamic finance investors aiming to diversify in European markets are reaching out to Italian financial experts to explore sharia-compliant changes to Italy's financial regulatory structures, part of a larger discussion in Italy about sharia investment as a possible antidote to Italy's economic woes in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

  • Brexit Raises Questions About Islamic Finance in London

    July 11, 2016

    Islamic finance experts are divided over the potentially negative impacts of the UK's vote to leave the EU on capitalization, legislation, and expertise to support London's aspirations to become the world's leading sharia-finance center in the West.

  • China, OIC Cooperate on New Silk Road Initiative

    June 16, 2016

    China's collaboration with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to secure sharia financing for the "One Belt, One Road" Initiative will alter the geopolitical balance of power in Eurasia by integrating the world's sharia finance hubs into the trade and commercial activities of 60 countries comprising over 60% of the world’s population.

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