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Philippines plans to allow banks to set up Islamic banking units

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is leaning toward allowing local lenders to set up Islamic banking subsidiaries, as it steps up efforts to promote...

Financial literacy campaigns a boost to the Islamic finance industry

The Islamic financial (IF) institutions in Kenya continue to grow in numbers and outreach. The banking sector is relatively well developed considering the three...

Casablanca to Host First ‘Africa Sukuk Conference’ on Sharia Bonds

Morocco will host the inaugural Africa Sukuk Conference to examine the emerging role of sukuk, Islamic bonds, in the development of African economies. Rabat –...

Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange completes CBB’s Regulatory Sandbox

Rain aims to deliver more value with Shariah-compliant cryptocurrency exchange Rain, a Bahrain based cryptocurrency exchange, has Tuesday announced its successful graduation of the Central...

Sukuk – Meaning, Benefits and Challenges

There are several types of sukuk and which are classified on the bases of the different Islamic modes of financing used to arrive at...

Is Blockchain Halal? These Startups Are Transforming Islamic Finance

Islamic financial institutions are increasingly using blockchain technology for complex financing terms, Shariah-compliant transactions and Islamic and sharia-compliant alternatives to conventional insurance. Blockchain can...

UAE conventional banks’ assets hit AED 2.28 trillion

There are 60 banks operating in the UAE, of 52 are commercial and eight are Shari’ah-compliant. The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) said that...

Bank Nizwa unites scholars and industry experts at first International Sharia...

Muscat, December 18 2018 – Bank Nizwa, the ‘go-to’ reference of the Islamic finance sector in Oman, has partnered with the College of Shari’a...

Gold to power the future of financial inclusion in Islamic finance

The fintech phenomenon is not just reshaping finance but also bringing about a social change among the economically disadvantaged of the world. This is...

The role of gold in Islamic finance

The AAOIFI Shariah Standard on Gold developed in collaboration with the World Gold Council was a game-changer for the role of gold in Islamic...
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