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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE 27th AUGUST
Volume 11 Issue 33
Cover Story : Rewarding risk: The unlikely impetus for Islamic finance in Russia
Editor's Note : Convoluted evolution
Rapids
Features
  Islamic finance in the US: A review of the ups
     and downs five years post-crisis

  Tax and accounting efficiency: Islamic finance
     evolves
IFN Reports
  Sovereign Sukuk: Indonesia progressing well,
     South Africa slowly

  Fresh prospects in Bahrain on the back of economic
     stabilization

  Perpetual Sukuk: The newest star in the fixed
     income firmament

  Dubai’s law amendments seek to amplify investment
     activity in the emirate

  Ahead of the curve: Central Asian states seek edge
     in Russian market

  Bank Asya – the unfortunate casualty
  Selling the ideal: Marketing and Islamic finance
Special Reports:
  Towards a just microcredit system
  Asset-based Islamic microfinancing in Ghana
Case Study : NBAD Islamic MENA Growth Fund
   Closing Bell     Takaful News     Deal Tracker     Funds Data  
   News     Moves     Events Diary     League Tables  
   Islamic Investor News     Ratings     REDmoney Indexes     Index  
Cover Story

Rewarding risk: The unlikely impetus for Islamic finance in Russia


Editor's Note

Convoluted evolution


IFN Reports

Sovereign Sukuk: Indonesia progressing well, South Africa slowly

Fresh prospects in Bahrain on the back of economic stabilization

Perpetual Sukuk: The newest star in the fixed income firmament

Dubai’s law amendments seek to amplify investment activity in the emirate

Ahead of the curve: Central Asian states seek edge in Russian market

Bank Asya – the unfortunate casualty

Selling the ideal: Marketing and Islamic finance




IFN Country Analysis

Land of opportunity? Islamic finance in the US


IFN Sector Analysis

Constant and true: Tax and accounting in Islamic finance


Shariah Pronouncement

An Islamic bank is planning to launch a retail product to fulfill the personal finance needs of its customers


IFN Country Correspondent

Lotus Capital to issue Shariah compliant ETF in Nigeria

American Muslim investors donate US$3 million to charity


IFN Sector Correspondent

Scotland the brave?


Special Reports

Towards a just microcredit system

Asset-based Islamic microfinancing in Ghana


Case Study

NBAD Islamic MENA Growth Fund


Features

Islamic finance in the US: A review of the ups and downs five years post-crisis

Tax and accounting efficiency: Islamic finance evolves

CIMB Roundtable: Islamic Finance for CFOs
IFN Awards Special 2014
Thursday,
28th August 2014

Greater collaboration between industry players is necessary for the international growth of Islamic finance, according to industry head

Sukuk issuances from non-traditional markets will aid the development of the Islamic finance industry overall, according to BLME chief

Bank Muscat launches al Wathbah Academy to promote SME training for entrepreneurs

GEMS Education to open school in Qatar in September, with future plans for expansion into Saudi Arabia and Africa

Kuwait Finance House agrees US$105 million facility for Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House

Tadawul reaches new highs, buoyed by investor enthusiasm at the prospect of direct foreign investment

RHB Capital reports net income of RM2.9 billion (US$921.12 million) for the first half of 2014, due in part to strong growth for RHB Islamic Bank

MARC withdraws rating on Malakoff Power’s RM300 million (US$95.28 million) Islamic commercial papers following full redemption

BLME Holdings reports net profit before tax of GBP5.1 million for the first six months of 2014 and plans to issue first dividend in 2016

Habib Bank launches new product to promote the development of SMEs in the UAE

Hong Kong’s inaugural Sukuk issuance assigned provisional rating of ‘(P)Aa1’ by Moody’s
Wednesday,
27th August 2014

Zain Group to meet on the 10th September to discuss Sukuk issuance

Kuwait Finance House affiliates call for liquidation of US-based HDG Mansur

Pakistan Economic Co-ordination Committee meets to approve government guarantee for Pakistan International Airlines’ Shariah compliant funding

Court sentences ICB Islamic Bank officials to jail for embezzlement

Ziraat Bank to launch own participation banking unit by October, according to sources

IDB approves US$987 million in funding for development projects around the world

Meezan Bank to provide data for INCEIF Shariah audit research project

Sohar Islamic commits to providing children of Omani Bahjah Orphan Society with a monthly allowance for a period of one year as part of CSR

Amana Takaful relocates Matara branch

Shariyah Review Bureau confirms Shariah compliance of Saudi Indian Company for Cooperative Insurance for 2013

UAE’s National Takaful Co to sell 60.53% of its shares to MB UAE Investments and Oman’s Al Madina Takaful

Kuwaiti cabinet appoints former finance minister as chairman of Capital Market Authority

Gulf Finance House receives rating upgrade based on successful refinancing and improved liquidity position

RAM lifts ratings on Bank Islam, Affin Bank and HwangDBS based on reassessment of shareholder support

Alkhabeer Capital acquires US office portfolio in association with investment partner USAA Real Estate Company

Investcorp to sell stake in US-based packaging firm for US$1.43 billion

Former advisor to Dubai ruler urges companies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to consider merging for the benefit of the UAE economy

Financing costs could fall further in the UAE as it becomes a borrower’s market, according to industry head

MARC withdraws ‘AA-ID/Stable’ rating on Serissa Sinar’s Islamic facility following final redemption

Al Ahlia Insurance Company reduces negative earnings to under 50% of its capital, accumulated losses flag removed from Saudi Stock Exchange website

Uyoun Al-Raed Commercial Company secures SAR1.97 billion (US$525.22 million) real estate Murabahah financing
Tuesday,
26th August 2014

Pakistan’s US$500 million Sukuk plan hangs in the balance as political uncertainty looms

Central Bank of Bahrain continues to receive overwhelming demand for monthly Sukuk Salam

IILM’s latest Sukuk auction garners favorable demand including for its inaugural six-month facility

Amãna Bank introduces new flagship savings product coupled with Takaful cover

Allied Bank moves on with Islamic banking plans, targets 20 Shariah compliant branches by next year

Islamic Financial Services Board partners with Financial Stability Institute to jointly organize seminar on banking liquidity risk this October
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