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A new age begins for Islamic finance

June 3, 2019

Ethical considerations will be the hallmark of the next stage of sharia-compliant finance.

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Afghanistan’s banking sector strives for stability

April 1, 2019

Afghanistan's banks face security issues, corruption problems and political instability. Can they rise to the challenge of rebuilding in such an environment? 

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Afghanistan’s central banker counts on bright future

April 1, 2019

Despite the many challenges Afghanistan faces, Khalil Sediq, the governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, is optimistic about the future of the country’s economy. 

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A blockchain boost for Islamic finance

November 1, 2018

A number of Islamic financial institutions are embracing blockchain, viewing it as a sharia-compliant tool that can ease the administrative burdens of sharia certification.

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2018

June 1, 2018

Islamic finance underwent something of a revival in 2018 after a handful of slow years, and this return to growth is reflected in The Banker’s 2018 Islamic Bank of the Year Awards, which rewards the leaders in a field that is enjoying impressive net profits and returns on equity.  

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Fintech and Islamic finance: a mutually beneficial match?

December 1, 2017

As sharia-compliant finance grows and institutions embrace mobile and internet banking, observers believe the opportunities offered by Islamic fintech will become irresistible to the sector – despite its lack of global standards. Kit Gillet reports.

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Nigeria edges closer to Islamic banking goal

December 1, 2017

Now that important issuance and regulation milestones have been passed, Nigeria is well placed to succeed in its aim to become Africa’s Islamic banking hub. Kit Gillet reports.

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IILM looks to bring cohesion to Islamic finance

November 1, 2017

As a relatively young market, the Islamic finance sector has evolved in a fractured fashion. This has driven the establishment of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation to tackle the lack of high-quality liquid instruments in the market. James King talks to acting CEO Abdoul Aziz Ba about the challenges involved.

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The Banker's Top Islamic Financial Institutions – 2017

November 1, 2017

This year’s top Islamic financial institutions ranking shows better performances across the board, with less developed markets showing the most significant growth, and Africa seen as a prime market for expansion. James King reports.

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Islamic finance and the quest for common standards

August 1, 2017

While enjoying massive success, Islamic finance has developed in a piecemeal fashion, with many warning that global standardisation is needed if it is to avoid fragmentation and successfully push into frontier markets. James King reports.

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