Islamic Finance and Economics

  • Qatar Accelerating Sharia Banking in Non-Muslim Countries

    March 10, 2021

    Islamic banking unitary experts are pointing to Qatar’s Islamic theocracy as a key player in the accelerated expansion of sharia-based banking to non-Muslim-majority countries, highlighting the importance of standardized sharia compliance platform and the separation of sharia and conventional transactions.

  • Sharia Banking to Expand in Australia's Mortgage Market

    March 09, 2021 reports that the new partnership between one of Australia's largest mortgage aggregators and the country's premier Islamic financial services firm is expected to generate major growth in the country's sharia-compliant mortgage finance market within the context of robust demographic and immigration trends for the Oceanic Continent. 

  • Millenials to Drive 21st Century Islamic Finance Growth

    February 19, 2021

    Arabian Business reports that British experts assess that millennials will be the key drivers of global expansion in Sharia-based/compatible financial products and profits, catalyzed by demands ethical finance in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as innovations in Islamic financial technology (fintech). 

  • Turkey Balances Islamist Agenda Against Economic Priorities

    January 27, 2021

    Modern Diplomacy reports a recent religious ruling by Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs will approve interest rates in certain cases, highlighting the regime’s effort to balance economic priorities against broader goals of socioeconomic Islamization at home and the use of Islamist soft power in foreign policy in Europe and Asia.

  • Cryptocurrency Activity Poised to Spike in Mideast with New Bahrain

    January 27, 2021

    Cryptocurrency activity is expected to grow across the Arabian Gulf region following the Central Bank of Bahrain’s announcement of the establishment of a sharia-compliant cryptocurrency exchange, which aims to position the small Gulf Islamic theocracy as a global hub of Islamic financial technology (fintech).

  • Jihadist Militias Expand Influence at Syria-Iraq Border Checkpoints

    January 06, 2021

    Iran-supported militias from Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are expanding the transnational influence of Shiite sectarian Islamism by running financial extraction operations at key trading checkpoints on the Syria-Iraq border.

  • Robust Growth for Global Islamic Finance Assets Forecast to $3.69tn By 2024

    December 15, 2020

    Global Islamic finance assets continue to experience strong annual growth rates, with total assets forecast to reach $3.69 trillion by 2024 on the strength of the international sharia-based banking sector.

  • Hezbollah Chief Heads to Iran for Protection

    December 07, 2020

    In a move that reveals Shiite Islamist ties, Hezbollah's Secretary-General will seek protection in Iran after a wave of recent targeted assassinations and drone strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah nuclear scientists and militant leaders.

  • AEI: Turkey Uses Demographic Engineering to Spread Islamism from Eastern Med to Caucasus

    December 02, 2020

    Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute writes that, in a demographic engineering project that erases religious and ethnic minorities and replaces them with Islamists. NATO-member Turkey is using economic and political incentives, as well as military policy, to settle Islamist militants and their families in Kurdish, Christian, Yezidi areas from northern Syria and southeastern Turkey to Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabakh.

  • Saudi-Turkey Thaw Driven by US Elections & Economic Interests, Won't Affect Islamist Rivalry

    December 01, 2020

    Signs of a diplomatic thaw between Islamist regimes Saudi Arabia and Turkey are tied to economic interests and concerns about a possible prioritization of human rights by the incoming US administration.

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