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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE 3rd SEPTEMBER
Volume 11 Issue 35
Cover Story : A new dawn: Kuwaiti construction finally captures Shariah compliance
Editor's Note : Observation, evaluation, reincarnation...
Rapids
Features
  Potential for additional growth for Islamic finance in
     Sri Lanka

  The French real estate market: A new boom in
     Europe?

  Global real estate – What’s left for 2014?
  Islamic finance and investment in Australia – Slowly
     slowly

  Risk management in crisis – What are the challenges?
  Are Islamic equity funds more resilient?
IFN Reports
  All new IFN — fresh look, unique content, robust
     platform

  Uyoun Al-Raed Commercial Company secures
     SAR1.97 billion (US$525.22 million) real estate
     Murabahah financing

  SC introduces Sukuk framework to facilitate SRI
     initiatives

  Sovereign Sukuk update: Hong Kong delivers its
     promise

  Asset management: Weakest link, biggest opportunity
  Malaysia strengthens global economic linkages with
     new Islamic finance initiatives

  Finally the two meet: Islamic finance and socially
     responsible investing
Special Report:
  Shariah concerns on Biniog Sathi Model
Exclusive Update : S&P Dow Jones Islamic Update: August 2014
Case Study : Khazanah Nasional’s RM1.5 billion (US$475.4 billion) IMTN
   Closing Bell     Takaful News     Deal Tracker     Funds Data  
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   Islamic Investor News     Ratings     REDmoney Indexes     Index  
Cover Story

A new dawn: Kuwaiti construction finally captures Shariah compliance


Editor's Note

Observation, evaluation, reincarnation...

GIFF Keynote Address

Into the next chapter: Transformative changes to strengthen industry linkage with the real economy


IFN Reports

All new IFN — fresh look, unique content, robust platform

Uyoun Al-Raed Commercial Company secures SAR1.97 billion (US$525.22 million) real estate Murabahah financing

SC introduces Sukuk framework to facilitate SRI initiatives

Sovereign Sukuk update: Hong Kong delivers its promise

Asset management: Weakest link, biggest opportunity

Malaysia strengthens global economic linkages with new Islamic finance initiatives

Finally the two meet: Islamic finance and socially responsible investing




IFN Sector Analysis

Islamic trading and stockbroking: An area in need of innovation


Shariah Pronouncement

A group of conventional and Islamic participating banks entered into a syndication to provide financing for a large project through an Islamic facility to be provided through an Islamic bank acting as an investment agent


IFN Country Correspondent

State bank Ziraat ends acquisition talks with Bank Asya

Islamic microfinance advancing rapidly in Bangladesh

Malaysian apex court disallowed pre-judgment interest


IFN Sector Correspondent

Corporate governance issues in syndicated finance

Takaful in France


Special Report

Shariah concerns on Biniog Sathi Model


Exclusive

S&P Dow Jones Islamic Update: August 2014


Case Study

Khazanah Nasional’s RM1.5 billion (US$475.4 billion) IMTN


Features

Potential for additional growth for Islamic finance in Sri Lanka

The French real estate market: A new boom in Europe?

Global real estate – What’s left for 2014?

Islamic finance and investment in Australia – Slowly slowly

Risk management in crisis – What are the challenges?

Are Islamic equity funds more resilient?

Liquidity Management Requirements for the Continued Development of the Global Islamic Market
IFN Awards Special 2014
Monday,
1st September 2014

Public Mutual announces gross distributions for nine funds including four Shariah compliant funds

Former Alizz Islamic Bank executive joins HSBC Bank Oman as head of conduct compliance

Indian Center for Islamic Finance urges premier to consider including interest-free financial system in government’s program aimed at greater financial inclusion

Singapore Exchange confirms reducing standard board lot size for securities to 100 units effective from the 19th January 2015

Ziraat Bank submits formal application to regulator to establish Shariah compliant unit

Barclays confirms that it will gain US$197 million from sale of UAE retail business to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Further deposit volatility and reduced prospects of merger drive Bank Asya’s long-term deposit rating down

Strong state support seals ‘AA1/Stable’ rating for Sarawak Energy’s RM15 billion (US$4.74 billion) Sukuk Musharakah program

ProHAWK RM900 million (US$284.41 million) Sukuk Murabahah program maintains ‘AA2/Stable’ rating

Moody’s assigns South Africa’s proposed sovereign Sukuk a provisional senior unsecured rating of ‘(P)Baa1’

Faisal Islamic Bank declares lower net profit for the first half

All new IFN – fresh look, unique content, robust platform

Al-Rajhi Takaful withdraws capital increase application to complete additional requirements

SABB Takaful receives temporary regulatory approval for nine of its products
Friday,
29th August 2014

Capital Markets Board greenlights Turkey’s inaugural corporate Sukuk

Hong Kong kicks off sovereign Sukuk roadshow on Monday, the 1st September

South Africa hires banks to arrange investor meetings for maiden sovereign Sukuk

Brunei successfully prices 107th short-term Sukuk Ijarah

Niger State government secures US$58 billion IDB loan for infrastructure and education development

Malaysia to introduce Shariah index to assess implementation of Islamic law in 2015

RAM reaffirms RH Capital’s RM20 million (US$6.33 million) Sukuk at ‘AAA’

Bank Negara Malaysia plans four Sukuk issues for the first half of September

Egyptian Islamic banks part of consortium providing a EGP1 billion (US$139.47 million) loan to finance new power plant in Assuit

RHB Capital considering selling off its investment banking operations if tripartite merger negotiations with CIMB and MBSB go through

MARC downgrades outlook on Celcom Network’s ‘AAAIS’-rated RM5 billion (US$1.58 billion) Sukuk Murabahah based on group’s negative free cash flow

DP World reports 26% increase in net profit at US$332 million for the first six months of 2014

Non-Muslim nations issuing Sukuk set to boost global Sukuk sales to exceed 2013 performance, according to CIMB

Maybank Islamic posts healthy year-on-year income gains for the first half

Egyptian Takaful Life receives regulatory approval to commence bancaTakaful arrangements with Bank Audi and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ASEAN Collective Investment Schemes Framework launched to facilitate cross-border investment by retail investors in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

SC introduces Sukuk framework to facilitate SRI initiatives
Thursday,
28th August 2014

Greater collaboration between industry players is necessary for the international growth of Islamic finance, according to industry head

Sukuk issuances from non-traditional markets will aid the development of the Islamic finance industry overall, according to BLME chief

Bank Muscat launches al Wathbah Academy to promote SME training for entrepreneurs

GEMS Education to open school in Qatar in September, with future plans for expansion into Saudi Arabia and Africa

Kuwait Finance House agrees US$105 million facility for Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House
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