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Islamic finance: Globalization in human capital

In order to keep moving forward, Islamic finance as a niche area in the global financial services industry requires perpetual innovation. Advancement in all aspects of the sector – in terms of both product development and operational...


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IFSB-INCEIF Executive Forum takes place in December

MALAYSIA: The IFSB and the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) will be conducting the 8th edition of the IFSB-INCEIF Executive Forum series on the 1st–2nd December 2015 at Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia. The theme...


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BIBD hosts UMS students

BRUNEI: Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) is hosting a delegation of students from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and personnel from the UMS’s Labuan campus at the BIBD branch in Kiulap. In a statement, the bank delivered a brief presentation...


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IFSB-INCEIF to discuss industry issues

GLOBAL: The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and INCEIF is set to discuss the resilience and stability of the Islamic financial services industry during the Eighth Executive Forum on Islamic Finance in December 2015, according to a. ...


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University of Salford and BIBF collaborate

GLOBAL: The UK’s University of Salford and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) have signed an MoU to launch collaborative academic initiatives for the Kingdom and the UK. According to a press release, the partnership will lead to the...


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BIBF and EWI to hold second IFRS seminar

BAHRAIN: The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), in partnership with Emile Woolf International (EWI), will be launching its second International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) update seminar on the 5th October 2015, according to...


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GU-Q offers Islamic finance course

QATAR: Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is offering an Islamic finance course among others in its second instalment of the Community Classes program which will begin on the 11th October 2015, according to a press release.
 


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NBO conducts Islamic banking training programs

OMAN: National Bank of Oman (NBO) has conducted a series of internal training programs on Islamic banking aimed at developing and upgrading the skill sets of employees as well as promoting Shariah compliant banking in Oman. The training modules...


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Islamic finance: Talent acquisition and human capital in the Dubai International Financial Center

In this article, SIMON GRAY takes a look at how the Dubai International Financial Center approaches Islamic finance especially from the perspective of talent acquisition and human capital, the challenges the industry is facing and possible....


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Obstacles to human capital in the Islamic finance space

The continuing rise of the Islamic banking sector is well documented, enough has been said and countless words are available to be read every day by the very best in the field, whether they are bankers, journalists or industry experts. The...


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Bulund Akhter Noman is currently the head of investment banking at Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan (DIBPL) which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) in the UAE. He holds an MBA from Cardiff University, Wales. At DIBPL, Noman is...


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IIC and IBFIM in academic collaboration

MALAYSIA: The International Islamic College (IIC) has signed an MoU with the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute (IBFIM) for an academic collaboration, according to Bernama. The collaboration aims to produce a pool of well-rounded Islamic finance...