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Bahrain emerges as islamic investment banking hub

November 3, 2008

Islamic finance is broad based and in the Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions listing, The Banker wanted to identify and rank key sectors within the industry that are generally excluded from its Top 1000 World Banks ­listing.

UBL Ameen and Bank Keshavarzi lead sharia growth lists

November 3, 2008

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

Iran dominates sharia ranking as newcomers make their mark

November 3, 2008

The latest Top 25 country ranking of the 2008 Top 500 Islamic financial institutions listing demonstrates not only robust growth among the major countries but also the key development of Islamic finance in a number of relatively new markets, such as Indonesia, Qatar and the UK.

GLobal sharia market chalks up 27% growth

November 3, 2008

The Top 500 Islamic financial institutions in the world have amassed sharia-compliant assets of $638.3bn, according to The Banker’s second comprehensive listing of the expanding Islamic finance industry.

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.

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