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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE 20th AUGUST
Volume 11 Issue 33
Cover Story : Islamic asset management: Asian sunrise
Editor's Note : Innovation and communication
Rapids
Features
  Islamic finance in France
  France: Islamic finance opportunities in real
     estate

  Syndicated Islamic financings — a focus on
     total loss

  Takaful Insurance and Oman: One year on
Column : Daud speaks
IFN Reports
  South Korea & Islamic finance: Strategy
     re-think required

  Sovereign Sukuk: Kyrgyzstan begins laying bricks
  Can Basel III help Islamic banks address some
     of their biggest challenges?

  Mobile money & Islamic finance: a winning
     combination
Special Reports:
  A brief on Islamic approach to money and finance
  UK: Delivering its promise
   Closing Bell     Takaful News     Deal Tracker     Funds Data  
   News     Moves     Events Diary     League Tables  
   Islamic Investor News     Ratings     REDmoney Indexes     Index  
Cover Story

Islamic asset management: Asian sunrise


Editor's Note

Innovation and communication

Column

Daud speaks


IFN Reports

South Korea & Islamic finance: Strategy re-think required

Sovereign Sukuk: Kyrgyzstan begins laying bricks

Can Basel III help Islamic banks address some of their biggest challenges?

Mobile money & Islamic finance: a winning combination




IFN Country Analysis

A class of its own: Islamic finance in France


IFN Sector Analysis

Islamic syndicated finance


Shariah Pronouncement

Shariah guidance is sought as to whether it is permissible for an Islamic bank to accept funds from a conventional bank in order to invest the same along with its common investment pool


IFN Country Correspondent

Morocco: The market education challenge for Islamic finance

New standards for Sukuk


Special Reports

A brief on Islamic approach to money and finance

UK: Delivering its promise


Features

Islamic finance in France

France: Islamic finance opportunities in real estate

Syndicated Islamic financings — a focus on total loss

Takaful Insurance and Oman: One year on

IFN Awards Special 2014
Monday,
18th August 2014

Lotus Capital opens subscription for new Halal ETF

Indonesia to raise IDR6.4 trillion (US$547.84 million) in Sukuk by 2015 to fund infrastructure projects

IDB and Sudan ministry form technical mission to oversee discussions on future IDB social development initiatives in the country

Local authorities working towards establishing single common Halal standard for Japanese market

Subsidiary of Singaporean Islamic scholars association signs MoU with UAE Islamic finance consultancy to set up business in Singapore

ISRA project to provide Islamic finance textbook in Arabic now complete

Bank Nizwa’s Murabahah auto finance product sales double during Ramadan

Dubai Islamic Bank inaugurates training program in line with emiratization initiative

MSCI increases weighting of Qatar Islamic Bank to 0.25 as a result of foreign ownership reform

Sohar Islamic launches dedicated construction financing product

Ithmaar Bank slashes net loss to US$340,000 during the second quarter from US$8.95 million a year ago

Kenya Re-insurance Corporation plans to grow re-Takaful capacity following favorable market response

Habib Metropolitan Bank introduces new Islamic banking brand at opening of new dedicated Shariah compliant branch in Korangi
Friday,
15th August 2014

DIFC Investments to issue Sukuk in September to restructure US$1 billion syndicated loan, according to sources

Indonesian Hajj fund issues IDR2.86 trillion (US$244.53 million)-worth of Sukuk

Shares of Bank Asya removed from Turkish bourse as ownership uncertainty continues to loom

Meezan Bank receives green light from Competition Commission of Pakistan for its proposed merger with HSBC Bank Middle East

Government to study spending activities of Bangladeshi Islamic banks for militant financing

Maldives Islamic Bank signs MoU to build country’s Center for Holy Quran

CIMB Islamic commits RM148,000 (US$46,592.7) to CSR programs in the state of Perlis

King of Malaysia to present the Royal Award for Islamic Finance on the 2nd September 2014

Emaar Properties yet to decide on when to float IPO of malls unit

Lotus Capital confirms receipt of final regulatory approval for new ETF

Committee of Insurance Irregularities to hear lawsuit filed by SABB Takaful against INMAIA Real Estate & Tourism on the 8th September

Malaysian Takaful Association optimistic on the prospect of a mega Takaful player by 2018

Dr Senthilverl tenders resignation as director of Amana Takaful

Robert Christensen to succeed Jonathan White as chairman of Jersey Finance

Attijariwafa Bank receives ‘BBB’ rating from Capital Intelligence due to sound asset quality despite rise in non-performing loans

Moody’s revises rating outlook on National Takaful Insurance Company from positive to stable

BNP Paribas Malaysia maintains ‘AA2/Stable/P1’ ratings

S&P assigns Takaful Re ‘BBB’ rating driven by strong liquidity despite underperformance

Turkey launches two new participation indexes
Thursday,
14th August 2014

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co confirms not issuing any more debts before 2017 at the earliest

Indonesian Ministry of Finance reassures international Sukuk issuance for the second half still on despite cancelling domestic US dollar bonds plan

Ras Al Khaimah’s syndicated loan proposal requests cast doubts on earlier Sukuk plans

CIMB Group CEO urges shareholders to hold off making any decisions before terms of tripartite merger have been finalized

Savola Group begins acquisition talks with Kuwait Food Co

aafaq and MENACORP to provide Islamic financing solutions to UAE market investors

Abu Dhabi real estate market showing signs of stabilization after six months of escalating values, according to ADIB report

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center seeking nominations for Islamic Economy Award 2014

Khaleeji Commercial Bank launches new Shariah compliant Visa credit card

Increasing demand pushes more Omani colleges to offer Islamic finance and banking programs

Islamic banks should do more to encourage growth among entrepreneurs and SMEs according to industry head
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