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Swiss Re’s new sigma study explores the latest developments in the insurance sector of the emerging market economies, with a special focus on the growing market for takaful, a form of Islamic insurance. The first half of the study covers the latest developments in the insurance industry in the emerging markets. The second half is devoted to a discussion of takaful, a form of financial protection based on mutual assistance and joint risk bearing that is widely accepted by Islamic scholars. Non-life insurance in the emerging markets In real terms, emerging market premiums in the non-life sector grew by 11.6% in 2007. ...
of 15 billion barrels (588,000,000 m³) should ensure continued output at current levels for 23 years. Oil has given Qatar a per capita GDP that ranks among the highest in the world. Qatar's proved reserves of natural gas exceed 7000 km³, more than 5% of the world total, third largest in the world. Production and export of natural gas are becoming increasingly important. Long-term goals feature the development of off-shore petroleum and the diversification of the economy.
Islamic Finance Resources: Islamic Finance Training Programs ...
it remains one of our most popular links (and most downloaded documents). This suggests not only a strong interest to learn about Islamic finance but also the need for independent/objective analysis of the many options available to students (ourselves included). Here we present a more detailed review that has been drafted by one of our readers (Mansoor Munir Ahmed) and extend our sincere gratitude for his input (he wanted no credit for this work so further praise is in order). As an aside - there is a significant debate amongst Islamic finance practitioners and young Muslim professionals about whether Islamic finance makes ... market research, surveys and trends
2009 London Sukuk Summit « The Islamic Finance Blog – News and ...
Two influential regulators, Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia, the securities regulator, and Dr Mohammed Al-Jasser, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary AgencySaudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMASAMA), the central bank, have won this year’s premier honour at the 2009 London Sukuk Summit Islamic Finance Awards which was held at a Gala Dinner on the evening of 2nd July 2009 at the Radisson Hotel in London. The awards formed part of the 2009 London Sukuk Summit which was held at the same hotel on 2nd-3rd July 2009. Chairman Tan Sri Zarinah won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the ... market research, surveys and trends


September « 2009 « The Islamic Finance Blog – News and Information, the only online Islamic Finance training organization, is about to launch its CIFE program. Learn how this will help you advance your career by logging on to . 7 REASONS WHY BANKERS PREFER THE CIFE™ The Highest Accreditation Standard Available Online The CIFE™ is rigorously tested by a team of bankers and scholars who check that the training, quizzes, and certification conforms with AAOIFI, the leading industry standard in Islamic finance. While other certificates claim “Shariah-compliance,” we explicitly abide by a known Shariah standard anyone can check against. And ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
February « 2008 « The Islamic Finance Blog – News and Information
CHINA, the new economic powerhouse and one of the world’s fastest growing economies, has set its sights on Islamic banking and finance. The US$3.43 trillion (RM11.11 trillion) economy plans to woo Islamic banking and finance institutions to the country by establishing an Islamic finance hub. Islamic finance, with global assets worth over US$1 trillion (RM3.24 trillion), is now among the fastest growing sectors in international finance. Shenyang, the largest city in northeast China, has started the ball rolling by seeking Malaysia’s expertise in Islamic banking and finance to help establish an Islamic finance centre ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Nomura to Issue USD100 Million Sukuk Al-Ijarah
Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (KFHMB) as the Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) for the proposed issuance of a two-year Sukuk al-Ijarah of USD100 million. This issuance marks the first United States dollar-denominated sukuk for a Japanese multinational corporation issued out of Malaysia under the Framework of Issuance of Foreign Currency-Denominated Bonds and Sukuk in Malaysia. The Subscription Agreement was signed by Mr Takumi Shibata, Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer of Nomura Holdings, Mr Akira Komichi, Director, NBB Ijarah, Encik Azizan Mohd Som, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
HM Treasury and IFSB Secretary General Prof Rifaat Abdel Karim Honouredat 2010 ...
Her Majesty’s Treasury received a timely recognition for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Islamic Finance in the UK' at the 2010 London Sukuk Summit Islamic Finance Awards which were presented at a Gala Dinner at the Hyatt Churchill ( I-Newswire ) June 21, 2010 - The Awards, organised by London-based ICG-Events, honoured institutions and individuals involved in the Islamic finance industry for their contributions and achievements during the past year. The Guest of Honour at the Awards was Dr. Catherine Cowley, Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Finance at Heythrop College, London University. In its Award ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


position as a global Islamic finance centre and linked the Middle East to investments in China. REDEEMABLE SUKUK WITH WARRANTS ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Islamic Law: A Bibliography Of Recent Works Published - Law ...
This bibliography covers English-language books and articles within books that discuss Islamic law. The titles have all been published since 2003 and are held in the Library of Congress. The listing is divided into three sections: works on Islamic law in general, works on the history of Islamic law, and works devoted to a specific area of law. Recent General Works on Contemporary Law Recent Works on the History of Islamic Law Recent Works by Topic Abdal-Haqq, Irshad.  Islamic Law: An Overview of Its Origin and Elements.   in UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC LAW: FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY 1-42 (Ramadan, Hisham M., ed., 2006). ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Events - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) - Georgetown ...
1. A Time Line - The talk will begin with a brief discussion of the historical development of modern Islamic Finance and the factors which led to it. The first ten minutes will focus on a simple timeline of developments that took place in the last four decades of the 20th and the first decade of the 21st centuries. 2. The Turning Point - The talk will move to a discussion of the factors that led to the expansion of the Islamic Financial Services Industry from a niche market player in a handful of jurisdictions to a legitimate force on the capital markets of the world. 3. Finding a Common Tongue (kalima sowa) - At this point, ...
What are the countries that have usury law? - Yahoo! Answers
In the Muslim World - they have a system of Finance called Shariah Financing and Shariah Banking or Shariah which is known as Islamic Finance Banking and Islamic Finance. Especially all Muslim countries have some sort of Islamic Finances System from Dubai of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Qatar to Saudi Arabia to Malaysia. Malaysia is light years ahead in Islamic Banking but Dubai is catching up with Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) which is links to the top Business schools in Europe and beyond. Such as the notoroius London Busines School (LBS) and others.… ...
Google Answers: Islamic finance and financial instruments
Is there a critical but analytical evaluation of Islamic financial instruments? I need more than a yes or no answer and more than a link or two as I&#39;ve done most of the search myself so the information provided must new and current, if possible. Dear Dindish, Here are several sources. Most of them are unfortunately off-line, or fee-based when online (you can access them through a library that has a subscription for free). However, there are some that are open to the general public online. First of all, check issues of the following journals: - International Journal of Islamic Financial Services < ...