October 13, 2016
Participants in the annual Global Islamic Economy Summit, which brings together Organisation of Islamic Cooperation member states with representatives of regional and international financial institutions, emphasized the importance of expanding Islamic finance to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in OIC member states and to globalize "an Islamic economy."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.