Latest Issue: September 2016 (Volume 2 Issue 9)

Cover Story

When it comes to furthering one’s education, one has many major decisions to make — what course to take, which university to go to and how to pay for school.

And for the Shariah-conscious Muslim student, paying for education, may be trickier compared to his/her non-Muslim peers who may not have to worry about incurring Riba in their financing. So what Muslim-friendly student financing alternatives are there? VINEETA TAN highlights a few[...]

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So you want a job?

Your years of hard study are about to be rewarded. It’s almost time to collect your postgraduate or graduate qualification. You are looking forward to enjoying your success. At the [...]

Industry Insight

Interview with Dr. Asmadi Mohamed Naim, Associate Professor and Shariah Advisor, UUM, BNM and SC

The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals brings you an exclusive interview with Dr Asmadi Mohamed Naim, an illustrious Shariah scholar and educator with 13 years of experience in the [...]

Market Report

Jordan looks to retail Sukuk and Islamic private equity fund to boost economy

The Jordanian government is building its economic arsenal with Islamic finance as it looks to make Sukuk available at the retail level and have Islamic banks partner with their conventional [...]

Market Report

Regulator grants Pakistani Islamic banks option to dissociate from interest rate benchmark

In a sign of Pakistan’s maturing Islamic financial market, Islamic banking institutions now have the option to opt out from benchmarking certain products against interest-based benchmarks, a practice which has [...]

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Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers

Part 1 of 3 Developing a skilled workforce to support the rapid development of Islamic finance in the region How do current industry...

Previous Issue: August 2016 (Volume 2 Issue 8)

Cover Story

Islamic finance education curriculum reform – beyond just syllabus

The discord between what is taught within the four walls of classrooms and what is practiced in the corporate world is a tune long sung by the Islamic [...]

Featured

Islamic finance education: The importance of human capital development and challenges

Islamic finance has been growing significantly at an extraordinary pace in the global economy over the past three decades. One of the main emerging issues is related to [...]

Industry Insight

All it takes to become a fund manager

Islamic fund management is the professional management of Shariah compliant securities and assets based on Islamic principles to achieve a set of financial goals on behalf of clients. [...]

Market Report

EXCLUSIVE — Sri Lanka issues first corporate Sukuk; dollar Sukuk in the works

  • Sukuk

VINEETA TAN brings you an exclusive look at Sri Lanka’s groundbreaking inaugural corporate Sukuk issuance. LOLC Finance has beaten the government at issuing Sukuk, raising LKR500 million (US$3.37 [...]

Market Report

Saudi to implement revised Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Securities rules next month

VINEETA TAN reports on the latest investment regulation passed by Saudi Arabian regulators. Saudi Arabian regulators are further relaxing rules to attract foreign investments onto its shores at [...]

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