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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

Liquidity Management Requirements for the Continued Development of the Global Islamic Market
IFN Awards Special 2014
Monday,
1st September 2014

Public Mutual announces gross distributions for nine funds including four Shariah compliant funds

Former Alizz Islamic Bank executive joins HSBC Bank Oman as head of conduct compliance

Indian Center for Islamic Finance urges premier to consider including interest-free financial system in government’s program aimed at greater financial inclusion

Singapore Exchange confirms reducing standard board lot size for securities to 100 units effective from the 19th January 2015

Ziraat Bank submits formal application to regulator to establish Shariah compliant unit

Barclays confirms that it will gain US$197 million from sale of UAE retail business to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Further deposit volatility and reduced prospects of merger drive Bank Asya’s long-term deposit rating down

Strong state support seals ‘AA1/Stable’ rating for Sarawak Energy’s RM15 billion (US$4.74 billion) Sukuk Musharakah program

ProHAWK RM900 million (US$284.41 million) Sukuk Murabahah program maintains ‘AA2/Stable’ rating

Moody’s assigns South Africa’s proposed sovereign Sukuk a provisional senior unsecured rating of ‘(P)Baa1’

Faisal Islamic Bank declares lower net profit for the first half

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Al-Rajhi Takaful withdraws capital increase application to complete additional requirements

SABB Takaful receives temporary regulatory approval for nine of its products
Friday,
29th August 2014

Capital Markets Board greenlights Turkey’s inaugural corporate Sukuk

Hong Kong kicks off sovereign Sukuk roadshow on Monday, the 1st September

South Africa hires banks to arrange investor meetings for maiden sovereign Sukuk

Brunei successfully prices 107th short-term Sukuk Ijarah

Niger State government secures US$58 billion IDB loan for infrastructure and education development

Malaysia to introduce Shariah index to assess implementation of Islamic law in 2015

RAM reaffirms RH Capital’s RM20 million (US$6.33 million) Sukuk at ‘AAA’

Bank Negara Malaysia plans four Sukuk issues for the first half of September

Egyptian Islamic banks part of consortium providing a EGP1 billion (US$139.47 million) loan to finance new power plant in Assuit

RHB Capital considering selling off its investment banking operations if tripartite merger negotiations with CIMB and MBSB go through

MARC downgrades outlook on Celcom Network’s ‘AAAIS’-rated RM5 billion (US$1.58 billion) Sukuk Murabahah based on group’s negative free cash flow

DP World reports 26% increase in net profit at US$332 million for the first six months of 2014

Non-Muslim nations issuing Sukuk set to boost global Sukuk sales to exceed 2013 performance, according to CIMB

Maybank Islamic posts healthy year-on-year income gains for the first half

Egyptian Takaful Life receives regulatory approval to commence bancaTakaful arrangements with Bank Audi and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ASEAN Collective Investment Schemes Framework launched to facilitate cross-border investment by retail investors in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

SC introduces Sukuk framework to facilitate SRI initiatives
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
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