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Post-economic meltdown – the impact on technology supporting Islamic finance

November 3, 2008

The current turbulent marketplace will offer technology suppliers new opportunities in light of likely changes by Islamic finance regulators, says Jamil Hassan.

The case for Islamic banking

November 3, 2008

The global head of HSBC Amanah talks about the challenges of integrating Islamic banking into the global system, ranging from raising awareness of its validity to non-Muslim clients to developing a proactive regulatory framework. By Nabeel Shoaib.

A financial oasis in a credit desert

November 3, 2008

In sharia financing, the concept of risk sharing replaces the traditional western model of debt-based finance, offering a potential way of reducing world credit problems in the future. By Joseph DiVanna.

Invention, innovation and implementation

November 3, 2008

Islamic finance is gaining ground as a viable alternative source of finance to Muslim and non-Muslim businesses and consumers, with innovation at the heart of this growing trend. By Joseph DiVanna.

Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions

November 3, 2008

As the banking industry descends into ever-deeper gloom, the more ethical, risk-sharing approach offered by the Islamic finance industry is attracting an increasing amount of attention. The Banker’s Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions ranking lists the sector’s key players.
By Stephen Timewell & Joseph DiVanna

Asia banks increase global role

October 6, 2008

Asian banks have avoided the worst of the credit crunch and shown steady economic growth. China is predictably the big winner, accounting for 41 of the Top 200 and dwarfing India’s aggregate sum. Writer Stephen Timewell.

Success sullied by risk of exposure

October 6, 2008

Total assets among Russia’s banks have posted robust growth in excess of 50% and there have been some structural improvements, but banks remain vulnerable to sudden changes in the health of the national economy and are looking decidedly over concentrated. Writer Stephen Timewell.

Beyond the beaches...

September 1, 2008

As Asia-Pacific’s fourth most-prominent financial services centre, with plans to open an international financial precinct on its foreshore, Sydney is going from strength to strength. By Morris Iemma.

Access to Europe

September 1, 2008

The Netherlands offers one of the world’s most well-connected and business-friendly environments. By Akkie Lansberg.

Adding to capacity, Raising standards

September 1, 2008

Qatar is emerging as one of the Middle East’s most dynamic economies, with a clear vision for its future and the means and determination to achieve it. By Steve Martin.

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