The Newsletter

Islamic Finance news (IFN) is REDmoney’s principal publication.  IFN is a digital, subscription-based publication available online and through smartphone and tablet applications. Published weekly, the journal provides exclusive and comprehensive coverage of the global Islamic financial markets through in-house analysis and expert external contributions, in addition to a daily news service, additional quarterly supplements and a variety of special annual issues. 

Differentiated by a decade of trusted relationships across the industry, IFN is able to leverage an unrivalled network of contacts and connections to provide unparalleled insight into the issues affecting global Shariah compliant markets, along with in-house analysis, news, interviews, reports, industry and sector data, and much more.

With an archived website containing over 60,000 exclusive reports, the IFN portfolio also hosts a suite of proprietary tools including the industry’s largest interactive terminology glossary, a directory of over 4,000 global Islamic financial institutions and a portal to Islamic Banking Intelligence, the most comprehensive source of segmented Islamic banking financial data. 

Newsletter

Cover Story
Headlining the weekly newsletter is the in-house authored cover story focusing on the biggest issues and current developments directly impacting the global Islamic financial markets

IFN Rapids
A one-page snapshot of all the news from around the globe from the past seven days

IFN Reports
A series of in-house authored industry focused reports covering the all-important topics for the week. With a no-holds barred approach, we tackle the subjects others daren’t

IFN Country & Sector Analysis
In-depth primary analytical research reports on that week’s country and sector focuses, these are produced in-house by our resident global markets analysts

Case Studies
Weekly editorial-led reports focusing on the latest transactions emerging from the Islamic capital markets accompanied by a concise term sheet

Global Trendswatch
A selection of relevant, important and interesting economic, global and regional events, issues and trends that have the potential to affect the Islamic finance industry

Shariah Pronouncements
A weekly practical Fatwa including full disclosure brought to you by our partners; Dar Al Sharia Legal & Financial Consultancy – Dubai

IFN Correspondents
A series of short country & sector reports focusing on the latest developments brought to you by our team of carefully selected IFN Correspondents 

Special Reports
The industry’s leading practitioners, regulators, scholars and academicians author regular thought-provoking reports on various sectors of the Islamic finance industry

Weekly Poll
Reporting on the findings of the latest weekly IFN Poll, inviting the global IFN readers to share their views on various topics and scenarios

Industry Association Coverage
Monthly reports on the latest developments and happenings at the Islamic finance industry associations: AAOIFI, ICD, IDB, IFSB, IIFM and IILM 

Sovereign Sukuk
A weekly round-up of all the recent sovereign issuances, announcements and activities from around the globe

Firm & Fund Focus
A weekly analytical report focusing on a different financial institution with Islamic capabilities or Shariah compliant fund, and targeted for a scrupulous interrogation

News Briefs
Our comprehensive region-by-region overview of the week’s news, with special sections for Deals, Funds, Takaful, Ratings and Moves and includes extended reports for the key stories

Columns
Leading industry practitioners share their thoughts and insights on the industry at large, providing regular updates on the trends, influences and direction of the fastest growing sectors of the Islamic financial world

Features
Focused reports written by the industry’s leading practitioners, regulators and scholars providing you with genuine  and authoritative practical knowledge of the Islamic financing industry

Interviews
Our monthly one-on-one with a leading industry practitioner, provides you with the opportunity to understand more about the individuals leading the Islamic financial institutions

Deal Tracker
A comprehensive list featuring the 50 most recently announced, but not completed, transactions

Data
A series of pages providing updates on the performance of the Islamic finance industry’s Bonds, Loans and Project Finance sectors, the Shariah Funds best performers and our very own Shariah Indexes.

Events Diary
A comprehensive guide to the upcoming major Islamic finance related conferences

Exclusive
You may have noticed the word ‘exclusive’ didn’t feature in the above introductions to our sections. That’s because it’s a given for Islamic Finance news: All of our content is 100% exclusive to us.

 


Country & Regional Coverage
All key countries and regions globally active in the Islamic finance industry are featured twice each year, once by our exclusive group of correspondents and once by our in-house analysis team.

Country & Regional
Afghanistan Australia & New Zealand Bahrain Bangladesh Bosnia
Brazil Brunei Canada China & Hong Kong Djibouti
Egypt France India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan (& Central Asia) Kenya
Korea Kuwait Lebanon Latin America Libya
Luxembourg Malaysia Morocco Nigeria Offshore Centers
Oman Pakistan Palestine Philippines Qatar
Russia Saudi Arabia Senegal Singapore South Africa
Sri Lanka Sudan Syria Thailand Tunisia
Turkey UK & Ireland USA United Arab Emirates Yemen

Sector Coverage
All Islamic finance related sectors are featured throughout the year with each being highlighted in one particular issue featuring an extended IFN Correspondent report and an in-house authored analytical report

Sector Coverage
Accounting & Tax Alternative Investments Asset Management - Institutional Asset Management - Retail
Aviation & Marine Financing Bank Debt & Loan Financing Commodities Corporate Governance
Corporate Sukuk Cross-border Financing Crowdfunding Debt Capital Markets
Derivatives & Hedging Education Equity Capital Markets Family Offices
FI Sukuk Halal Financing Human Capital Infrastructure
Institutional Investment Law & Legal Frameworks Leasing Liquidity Management
Luxury & Lifestyle Mergers & Acquisitions Microfinance Pensions
Private Banking & Wealth Management Private Equity & Venture Capital Project Finance Ratings
Real Estate Regulatory Issues Retail Banking Risk Management
Secondary Markets Securitization Shariah Governance & Scholars SMEs & Entrepreneurship
Sovereign Sukuk SRI, Ethical & Green Standards & Standardization Structured Finance
Syndicated Finance Takaful & re-Takaful Technology Trade Finance
Trading & Brokerage Treasury    

 


Eurekahedge Data
With our exclusive partnership with Eurekahedge, each week we publish a series of charts and tables depicting the latest developments in the global Shariah compliant funds market. There are five groupings in total, each being published in rotation.

EUREKAHEDGE
Monthly returns for Asia Pacific funds AND Monthly returns for Middle East/Africa funds
Annualized returns for ALL funds AND Annualized Standard Deviation for ALL funds
YTD returns for ALL funds AND Sharpe ratio for ALL funds
Monthly returns for Global funds AND Monthly Returns for ALL funds
Monthly returns for Asia Pacific funds AND Monthly returns for Middle East/Africa funds