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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

CIMB Roundtable: Islamic Finance for CFOs
IFN Awards Special 2014
Thursday,
21st August 2014

Head of Harvard University’s Islamic Finance Project joins Qatar Foundation as director of Center for Islamic Economics and Finance

DIFC CEO tenders resignation with immediate effect

Harvard University’s Islamic Legal Studies Program reviews Islamic finance study scope in light of reconfigured priorities

Malaysia’s Islamic finance assets set to grow 10-15% over the next five years, according to Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia

Nakheel to repay outstanding bank debt up to four years ahead of schedule, with payment of AED5.54 billion (US$1.5 billion) to be paid to UAE banks today

Egyptian Takaful Insurance Co announces profit of EGP25 million (US$3.48 million) for first half of the year

Capital Markets Board decides against Bank Asya’s Sukuk as a result of ownership ambiguity

For the first half of the year GCC states accounted for 90% of capital raised through IPOs in the MENA region, according to report

SECP opens doors for conventional operators to set up Takaful windows
Wednesday,
20th August 2014

DanaInfra Nasional’s third retail Sukuk garners a 103.95% subscription rate

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund raises US$476 million through Sukuk

Agrobank launches Shariah compliant trade finance products for SMEs

FGB appoints Michael Aissaoui as head of corporate finance advisory

Noor Bank names Rajesh Sethi as head of group strategy and projects

Dubai International Financial Center creates new class of funds requiring less regulation in order to attract more funds

Amãna Bank’s new five-year Ijarah product offers the lowest rental rate in the market

National Bank of Kuwait selects Nasser Abdullah Al Sayer to succeed as new chairman

Dubai Chamber of Commerce highlights family tourism as key area for growth and driver for Islamic economy

Investment Corporation of Dubai signs MoU with Export-Import Bank of Korea to boost cross-border finance opportunities

RAKBANK launches app allowing for cardless cash withdrawals

Capital Market Authority to publish draft rules on foreign ownership limit on stocks for public consultation in the next few days

United Insurance Company receives permission to launch Takaful window

Moody’s assigns ‘Baa3’ rating to Indonesia’s proposed global Sukuk

RAM withdraws ‘AAA/Negative’ rating from Emirates NBD’s senior unsecured conventional/Islamic program

Gatehouse Bank increases real estate investments with leasehold interest in Marriott Residence Inn
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
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