Weekly Industry Updates

The GCC Islamic Finance industry is expected to maintain its rapid growth over the coming years despite mixed results across sectors in 2014, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P). read more

USA TODAY : Shariah financing growing popular in the West read more

Malaysia a trailblazer in global Islamic finance read more

Islamic development finance to target infrastructure, SMEs read more

Islamic Finance Industry Players Welcome Investment Account Platform read more

Malaysia bank giants eye merger to create biggest lender read more

Sukuk market hits new heights but risks falling short on social front. Islamic finance risks falling behind the conventional capital markets in its support of social development and the real economy including SME financing. read more

Tiny Liechtenstein plans push into Islamic finance read more

Weekly updates

Hong Kong to launch first Islamic bond this month, more sukuk issuances to come – See more

South Africa’s Raises $500M In Oversubscribed Debut Sukuk Bond – See more

Cypriots Divided by 1974 War Seek Shariah Hub: Islamic Finance read more

Business schools feed hunger for courses on Islamic finance, aboriginal leadership read more

SWIFT, in collaboration with The Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) and the Malaysian Islamic financial community, say they will launch a new rulebook for the usage of SWIFT MT messages for Islamic finance. – See more

Bahrain leads the GCC pack in Islamic finance read more

IFSB – INCEIF Executive Forums for Islamic Finance to Discuss the Global Regulatory Reforms and Sound Governance Practices for Islamic Finance read more

After landmark sukuk, Japan’s BTMU seeks to offer Islamic ringgit loans read more

Insurance: Takaful is not just for Muslims -Hassan Bashir Read more

London is becoming the newest hub of Islamic finance read more

Conventional banks’ sukuk to push limits of Islamic finance read more