Top 500 Islamic financial institutions

Top 500 Islamic financial institutions

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A tale of two centres

November 24, 2010

From Hong Kong to London, established global financial centres are looking to reinvent themselves as Islamic finance hubs and capture a slice of a fast-growing and still largely untapped market.

France and Canada target Islamic markets

November 24, 2010

Many countries are bidding to build Islamic finance hubs; France and Canada are no exception, but each is taking a very different course.

Islamic investment banks face new risks

November 24, 2010

In 2008, as conventional investment banks faced huge losses, Islamic investment banks were heralded as the last bastion of conservative, lower-risk investment, insulated by prudent management.

Focus of growth shifts to Asia

November 24, 2010

Asia's emergence as the healthiest engine of global economic growth is as evident in Islamic finance as it is in the conventional banking sector. The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region remains the core of Islamic finance, accounting for more than 40% of total sharia-compliant assets.

Islamic finance spreads its wings

November 24, 2010

The 30 new entrants for this year's Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions ranking include some from five countries not previously represented in the survey, conveying the dynamism of a sector that continues to expand into uncharted markets.

New generation must set sights on profit and returns

November 5, 2007

How profitable are Islamic financial institutions? With Islamic instruments and different reporting standards in some cases, direct comparisons with traditional western interest-bearing instruments have often been difficult to make.

Investment banks and insurance firms in the net

November 5, 2007

Islamic finance covers many areas and in this exercise The Banker did not want to exclude any Islamic financial institution. Clear definitions of what constitutes a non-bank institution need to be improved but we wanted to include not only investment banking operations and Islamic investment companies, as distinct from banks, but also Islamic insurance operations.

Compliance levels grow at astounding rates

November 5, 2007

The Top 15 countries in the world by sharia-compliant assets (SCAs) are determined not only by the size of each country’s financial sector but also the degree to which it is sharia compliant.

GCC region holds biggest slice of sharia assets pie

November 5, 2007

The Top 500 Islamic financial institutions in the world have amassed sharia-compliant assets of $500.5bn according to The Banker’s first comprehensive listing of the Islamic finance industry.

Worldwide partnership

November 5, 2007

Long-term viability and sustainability will come from increased interoperation between sharia-compliant financial institutions throughout the world, says Joe DiVanna.

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