Islamic Finance and Economics

  • Iran's Diverse Proxy Network Gains Strength Despite Economic Sanctions & Financial Pressure

    October 16, 2019

    Iran's Islamic theocratic regime's diverse network of political and military proxies has intensified its influence and impact from the Gulf to Levant, despite the systematic intensification of Western economic sanctions and financial pressure.

  • Islamists Get the Hang of Cryptocurrencies to Fund Jihad

    August 28, 2019

    Islamist groups are developing the technological capacity to use crypto currencies such as bitcoin for funding jihadist operations, with leading Islamist propaganda sites advertising bitcoin instructions to their followers and Islamist religious leaders starting to issue theological explanations for cryptocurrency as “charitable donations” to jihadist activities. 

  • Moody's Forecasts Strong Five-Year Growth in Islamic Finance in Eurasia's CIS

    August 20, 2019

    American financial services giant Moody's Corporation is forecasting strong growth of sharia-compliant/compatible finance and banking in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) comprised of ten former Soviet Republics stretching from Russia and Ukraine to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • UK Bank Controversy Trains Light on Gulf Islamist Financing

    August 09, 2019

    The recent discovery that the UK’s largest Islamic bank is funding Islamist extremist groups in Europe and the US has trained a light on the risks of Arabian Gulf states’ backing of worldwide sharia-compliant/compatible financial entities.

  • Britain’s Largest Islamic Bank Has Links to Violent Extremists

    August 05, 2019

    Investigative reporting in the UK has revealed that Britain’s oldest and largest Islamic bank providing sharia compliant/compatible financial services, which is majority-owned by the Islamic theocratic regime of Qatar, has a client list that includes Islamist extremist organizations and terrorist groups.

  • Morocco Enacts Legislation for Sharia-Compliant Insurance

    July 17, 2019

    Morocco’s Parliament is moving forward on legislation to approve sharia-compliant insurance (Takaful) as part of the North African country’s expansion of its Islamic banking and finance industry.

  • British Officials Reiterate Commitment to Islamic Finance

    July 10, 2019

    Britain’s chief economic and financial officials are emphasizing their commitment, despite Brexit, to make the UK the West’s center for Islamic finance, with preparations to issue another sovereign debt offering of sharia-compliant bonds designed to take advantage of “the veritable force” that is global Islamic finance.

  • Report: Muslim Millennials Will Grow Islamic Banking

    July 01, 2019

    Thomson Reuters’ State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018-19 predicts that Muslim millennials will be the key demographic drivers of strong expansion in the already $2.1-plus  trillion global Islamic finance market.

  • OIC Targets Central Asia for Sharia Finance

    June 17, 2019

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is taking measures to grow sharia financing as the bedrock of private sector expansion in the crucial geopolitical region of Central Asia.

  • Indonesian Government Pushes Digitization of Mosque Donations

    May 29, 2019

    The President of Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, announced the government’s new strategy to digitize funding to the country’s mosques as a means of ramping up sharia-finance infrastructure development and growing the national market share of sharia-compatible banks.

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