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Malaysia’s Senai-Desaru Expressway Bhd plans to restructure RM1.46 billion (US$457 million) of Shariah-compliant bonds to avoid becoming the country’s biggest Islamic-debt defaulter in more than two years. The toll-road operator may seek to reschedule repayments or refinance, Chief Executive Officer Mustaza Salim said in an interview yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, reports Bloomberg (April 16, 2010). RAM Holdings Bhd., one of two credit-rating agencies in Malaysia, cut the company’s long- term rating last week to C1 from AA3, citing a “high likelihood of default” when its first principal payment falls ...
literature that "identifies and promotes an economic order that conforms to Islamic scripture and traditions," and in the economic world an interest-free Islamic banking system, grounded in Sharia 's condemnation of interest ( Riba ). The literature originated in "the lates 1940s, and especially" after "the mid-1960s." 1 The banking system developed during the 1970s. 2 Islamic economic literatures' central features have been called "behavioral norms" derived from the Quran and Sunna , zakat tax as the basis of Islamic fiscal policy and prohibition of interest . 1 . In Shia Islam, ...
Exploring the Enormous Potential of Islamic Finance in Canada
finance in Canada is now in. It is a reality. The first conference on Islamic finance in Canada was held in March the last two weekdays.  It was organized by UFANA (Usury-Free Association of North America) in Toronto  and attended by financial institutions representatives, investors, financial experts, legal experts, government representatives, law makers and Islamic scholars.  It was the talk of the financial town. More than a dozen speakers in the conference emphasized the growth and potential of Islamic finance in Canada, that is currently a two billion dollar market worldwide and growing fast. Sheikh Nizam Yaqoobi, a Shariah ... market research, surveys and trends
Mohammed Paracha returns to Norton Rose as banking partner in ...
Mohammed joins from Al Salam Bank-Bahrain B.S.C., where he was Executive Vice President and Head of Europe. He previously spent three years in the London banking team at Norton Rose LLP before working for two years in the Bahrain banking team of Norton Rose (Middle East) LLP. Islamic finance and banking will continue to grow and develop; it has the potential to play an important role as the global financial markets adjust to new regulatory requirements and as many Muslim majority countries develop their economies. Mohammed's appointment further strengthens Norton Rose Group's Islamic finance presence in the Middle ... market research, surveys and trends


Funds & asset management - Islamic Finance Asia
Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) has given its consent to the setting up of local Islamic fund management companies. Applications by Kuwait Finance House (KFH), DBS Asset Management and CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management were approved to “play a catalytic role in the internationalization of our Islamic capital market”, said SC chairman Zarinah Anwar. She added that the interest shown by international players to participate in Malaysia’s capital market enhances the country’s aspiration to be a leading Islamic fund and wealth management hub. KFH managing director Salman Younis said the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The United Arab Emirates, the second-largest Gulf economy, may follow Malaysia, Bahrain and Indonesia in selling Islamic securities with maturities of less than 12 months as legislators consider establishing a local debt market, according to Royal Capital PJSC. Islamic bills would give Shariah-compliant banks more investment options, said Ahmed Talhaoui, Abu Dhabi-based head of investment at Royal Capital, which is 44 percent-owned by United Gulf Bank BSC, an investment bank in Bahrain. The U.A.E.’s eight Islamic banks held $49.8 billion of deposits at the end of 2009, or about 19 percent of the total, central bank ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Malaysia-Market factors to watch July 6
July 6 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news stories and press reports which may influence financial markets. (Reuters News welcomes your feedback and for any queries please contact David Chance in Kuala Lumpur editorial on +603 2333 8033 or via email at or on Reuters messaging WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, ALL TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY GMT: (The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will cover the event) * Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Bhd will sign an agreement with Nomura Holdings Inc ( 8604.T ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Australian initiatives to boost Shariah-compliant projects
LONDON: In a clear statement of intent, the Australian government has launched a series of initiatives that when completed and hopefully adopted will make the country one of the most proactive Islamic finance markets in the Asia-Pacific Region. Australia is a relative newcomer to Islamic finance and has been left behind by the surge in interest in other Asia-Pacific countries such as Korea, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Thailand. Muslim countries in the region, especially Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, are spearheading the recovery in global Islamic finance, especially through sukuk issuances and consumer finance. Thus ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Data Asian Islamic League Tables
Islamic Finance Asia, Eurekahedge nor its affiliates provide any express or implied warranty or representations as to originality, accuracy, completeness, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Expanding Trade Financing Opportunities Through Islamic Finance
Islamic finance includes trade, deposits, leas- ing, real estate, and business lending and is concentrated in the Middle East and South. Asia but is ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Program on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization - The Fletcher ...
Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization provides students with conceptual skills that will assist them in interpreting current events taking place in what was the core region of Islamic Civilization. Thus the regional focus on the field includes Southwest Asia (roughly South Asia to Egypt), the Eastern Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Caucasus. At the global level of analysis its courses are particularly concerned with how the history, culture, politics and economics of the states and societies of this portion of Eurasia condition the human response to an accelerating impact of global change. Lectures, reading assignments and ...
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WikiAnswers - What is the oldest religion in Asia
Still not much is known about the oldest religions since the people in that time DID NOT BOTHER TO WRITE DOWN WHEN THEY DECIDED TO START DOING SOMETHING though its not entirely their fault since the concept of time was still relatively primitive. (since they didnt have BC/ AD) First answer by ID2383810617 . Last edit by Bhavik15 . Contributor trust : 2 [ recommend contributor ]. Question popularity : 13 [ recommend question ]. Can you answer these Islamic religion questions? What is the oldest religion ? One viewActually many people are confused about the religion Islam. Even if Muslim ...