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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 29th October 2014
Volume 11 Issue 43
   
Cover Story
IFN Rapid
News Briefs
Asset Management
Takaful
Ratings
Moves
IFN Reports
  What does Indonesia’s New Insurance Law mean to Shariah compliant players?
  Sukuk momentum swings upward, says S&P
  Private equity investment in the US: Widening the net
  Barwa Bank surges ahead with latest IILM engagement
  A new identity for Islamic Bank of Britain
  LCP launches sophomore Shariah compliant residential fund
  Developmental agencies move to grow global Halal network
  IFN Global Trendswatch
  Extension of Enterprise Finance Scheme — a good signal for Islamic finance and SMEs in Bahrain
  IFN Eurekahedge roundup: Stable returns from money market funds
  IFN Weekly Poll: Will 2015 see Bahrain re-emerge as a key Islamic finance player?
  From Jersey to the world: Minerva
  Sovereign Sukuk: From Asia to Africa
IFN Country Correspondents
  Brunei: ‘The Swiss of the East’
  Morocco: Budget and Sukuk opportunities
  Background and developments of Takaful industry in Saudi Arabia
  A centralized approach
IFN Sector Correspondent
  UK Sukuk support
IFN Country Analysis
  Unrealized potential: Islamic finance in Sri Lanka
IFN Sector Analysis
  Infrastructure financing: Opportunities abound
Case Study
Turkiye Finans’ Malaysian Sukuk debut

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