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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE 16th APRIL
Volume 11 Issue 15
Cover Story : Islamic IPOs: The next big boom
Editor's Note : Innovation breeding cooperation
Rapids
Special Feature
  Can Dubai really become the capital of the Islamic
     economy?

Column : Daud speaks
IFN Reports
  New fixed income platform from NASDAQ Dubai
     seeks to boost secondary market trading

  New law marks big push on UAE SME activity
  OFS Module to foster investor confidence in
     Bahrain’s capital market

  Foreign ownership limits rise ahead of MSCI
     upgrade for Qatar and the UAE

  The evolving landscape of Islamic banking:
     Going digital

  Islamic operating leasing — set to take center
     stage in MENA

Exclusive Report : Platform wars: The evolution of online trading
Special Report : Bringing efficiency, transparency and choice to the Islamic funds market
Case Study : The sophomore tranche of FWU Group’s US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah program
   Closing Bell     Takaful News     Deal Tracker     Funds Data  
   News     Moves     Events Diary     League Tables  
   Islamic Investor News     Ratings     REDmoney Indexes     Index  
Cover Story

Islamic IPOs: The next big boom


Editor's Note

Innovation breeding cooperation

Column

Daud speaks


IFN Reports

New fixed income platform from NASDAQ Dubai seeks to boost secondary market trading

New law marks big push on UAE SME activity

OFS Module to foster investor confidence in Bahrain’s capital market

Foreign ownership limits rise ahead of MSCI upgrade for Qatar and the UAE

The evolving landscape of Islamic banking: Going digital

Islamic operating leasing — set to take center stage in MENA




IFN Country Analysis

Kazakhstan and Central Asia: Living up to its potential?


IFN Sector Analysis

A new direction for Islamic structured finance?


Shariah Pronouncement

Ali has approached an Islamic bank with a request to assist him to buy out the shares of his minority partner Akram in a running foodstuff business


IFN Country Correspondents

Morocco: Conventional banks’ appetite for Islamic finance


IFN Sector Correspondent

Real estate: Pole position for growth


Exclusive Report

Platform wars: The evolution of online trading


Special Report

Bringing efficiency, transparency and choice to the Islamic funds market


Case Study

The sophomore tranche of FWU Group’s US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah program


Features

Can Dubai really become the capital of the Islamic economy?


Book Extract

Islamic finance in the syndicated bank markets

IFN Nigeria Supplement
IFN Awards Special 2014
Thursday,
17th April 2014

London Stock Exchange holding event in May to encourage UK corporates to enter Islamic debt markets

Bank Muscat opens three new corporate banking branches

Shareholders approve capital increase for Banque Saudi Fransi

Commercial Bank of Dubai to establish offices in Hamyriah Free Zone by way of an MoU

Bankers predict that yields on Hong Kong Sukuk will be double those of conventional bond issuances

Kuwait International Bank ready to enforce FATCA regulations

Dubai Chamber of Commerce highlights Islamic banking ties during the Cyprus Business Forum

MARC affirms ‘AAAID’ rating for Sime Darby’s US$1.38 billion ICP/IMTN program

Bank Aljazira announces first quarter net profit of 42.39 million

Bank Muscat announces net profit surge of 59.1% for the first quarter of 2014

The Company for Cooperative Insurance announces first quarter pre-Zakat profit increase to US$10.57 million

National Bank of Bahrain announces net profit gain of 12.1% for the first quarter of the year

Dubai names health insurance providers ahead of mandatory health scheme roll out

Al Bayan Holding Company’s Sukuk Wakalah will be due and payable on the 24th April

Al Baraka Banking Group to distribute 3.5% dividend on the 29th April

First Gulf Bank introduces negotiable certificate of deposit program via Singaporean branch to capitalize on increasing investment flow between Asia and the Middle East

Saudi Arabia submits proposal to the IDB and Muslim World League to harmonize Halal organizations under a single umbrella

Al Rajhi Bank approves capital increase via bonus shares

Zain Saudi looking to break-even with the acquisition of fixed line capacity from competitors in a bid to expand services

New date confirmed for next year’s IFN Indonesia Forum

Ahli United Bank shareholders open to sale, according to industry players

Alinma Tokio Marine Co experiences slight improvement in net loss for the first quarter at US$1.72 million

Saudi Arabian banks register a 6% growth in profit for the first quarter

Qatar Islamic Bank sees net profit for the first quarter increase by 15%

Sharjah Islamic Bank records 30% rise in net profit for the first quarter

Strong financial performance boosts Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s issuer rating to ‘Baa2’

Etiqa Insurance & Takaful’s ‘AAA/Stable/P1’ claims-paying ability ratings reaffirmed by RAM

KHCB taps into the real estate sector with Ithmaar Development Company
Tuesday,
15th April 2014

Two Moroccan banks confirm plans to establish Shariah compliant units in anticipation of banking law

HSBC Saudi Arabia rebalances HSBC Saudi 20 ETF

Gulf Finance House confirms sale of 75% Leeds United stake to Eleonora Sport

Hong Kong and Malaysia identify dual listing of Sukuk as potential area of collaboration for the near future

Bank AlJazira gains approval for capital increase of US$266.61 million

Gulf Bank reports net profit of US$31 million for the first quarter of 2014

National Commercial Bank makes gains of 8.7% in net income

GCC Takaful industry to maintain double digit growth despite challenges, according to experts

RAM Ratings reaffirms Malaysia’s sovereign rating at ‘gA2(pi)’

Alkhair Capital receives regulatory approval to launch Murabahah fund

Al Rajhi Bank reports decline in net profits for second consecutive quarter

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company fully repays US$200 million Sukuk facility using available cash

SIB Sukuk Company to make periodic distribution on the 16th April

Putrajaya Holdings’ Murabahah notes issuance facility due and payable on the 21st and 30th April
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