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Already dubbed as the potential savior to the world’s financial woes, the Asian economy is emerging at a phenomenal pace, while maintaining a robust fiscal position amid the financial rubble in the west. NAZNEEN HALIM explores the exotic and untapped opportunities in the region and uncovers the latest emerging markets according to industry opinions.

By 2015, it is anticipated that emerging markets will constitute 41% of the global GDP; almost triple the amount in 1987. As opposed to the developed markets — predominantly those of North America and Europe, Asia (including the Middle East) has almost all the elements needed to create an economic powerhouse. A growing population, improved financial regulations and infrastructure, raw materials, robust manufacturing capabilities, unsaturated financial markets, increasing talent and human capital alongside demand for development and infrastructure projects are among the factors currently fuelling the Asian boom. Both market observers and investors are excited about the prospects of the emerging Asian economies; particularly for Islamic finance.

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CONTENTS
 
 
Latest Issue
Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Volume 11 Issue 29
   
Cover Story
IFN Rapid
News Briefs
Asset Management
Takaful
Ratings
Moves
IFN Reports
  Conventional banks switching to Islamic operations — testament to the industry’s capabilities
  Islamic finance: A healthy pipeline for Saudi healthcare
  The fall of a giant — can Al Rajhi rise again?
  Islamic entities lead Pakistan privatization program
IFN Country Correspondents
  France: Islamic finance task force to attract liquidity into infrastructure projects
  Sri Lanka: Domestic market sees dynamic growth
IFN Country Analysis
  Senegal: Sukuk dreams realized
IFN Sector Analysis
  Islamic leasing: Going global
Features
  Senegal issues Sukuk, becomes strong contender for West African Islamic finance hub
The government of Senegal issued a Sukuk of XOF100 billion (US$208 million) that closed on the 18th July, tapping a global market that could surpass record issuance of US$46.5 billion in 2012, according to arrangers ICD and Citigroup...
  Aircraft leasing: A first class opportunity for Islamic financing
Aircraft leasing was initially conceived as a tax efficient means of financing increasingly expensive commercial aircraft...
  Islamic leasing — the preferred choice
Ijarah leasing is a mode of finance that has been growing in popularity across multiple sectors and markets as a cost-effective method of financing both in the banking and non-banking sectors, either directly or through independent subsidiaries...
  MicroTakaful in Indonesia: A new business opportunity
MicroTakaful has a vast potential customer market around the world, and Shariah compliant microinsurance is making strides in emerging markets across the globe...
Case Study
Cagamas issue: The largest commodity Murabahah variable rate IMTN

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