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Rising demand for Islamic finance credentials signals the start of an improvement

In this month’s installment IFN Education, takes a look at the progress of talent enhancement in the industry. Without a doubt, there is still a dearth in human capital across the industry worldwide and this insufficiency does not exclude...


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Prospects for the expansion of Islamic finance in Kazakhstan

On the 2nd November 2015, the educational arm of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Academy of the Regional Financial Center in Almaty (ACRFCA), announced the start of the Islamic Finance Qualification professional program...


Industry Insight

Industry Insight: This article takes a look at the profile of HIDAYATHULLAH BAIG, an executive currently working at Al Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia.

Hidayathullah Baig is currently the head of project and structured finance at Al Rajhi Bank (ARB) in Saudi Arabia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a Master’s degree in transportation planning and an MBA from ICFAI Business...


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IBBL organizes training programs

BANGLADESH: An executive development program titled ‘Global Standard Compliance: AML & CFT Issue’ was organized on the 10th October 2015 by Islami Bank Bangladesh (IBBL) at the Mohammad Younus Auditorium of Islami Bank Tower. Separately,...


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OJK and Unpad team up

INDONESIA: Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) and Padjadjaran University (Unpad) have signed an MoU to continuously support the development of the financial services sector (covering research, education and community service) as well as to improve...


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IFSB and ISRA renew mutual cooperation

MALAYSIA: The IFSB and the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA) have signed an MoU to facilitate cooperation between the two organizations in the exchange of information and the undertaking of research, development, training and education...


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SECP holds seminars on financial literacy

PAKISTAN: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has held financial literacy seminars for university students of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and Quaid e Azam School of Management Sciences of Quaid e Azam...


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CISI records increase in IFQ exams

GLOBAL: The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) has recorded a growth in the number of Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) exams taken over the last 12 months in the Arabian Peninsula, demonstrating an increased interest in...


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KFH keen to hone employees’ skills

GLOBAL: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has begun a training program on treasury and risk management for 22 of its employees, including those from KFH-Bahrain and KFH-Turkey, as part of the training programs KFH designed to elevate employees’...


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AIB conducts course for branch managers

OMAN: In collaboration with the College of Banking and Financial Studies, Alizz Islamic Bank (AIB) conducted the ‘Certificate in Branch Management’ program, an intensive three-month training program, for its branch managers and assistant branch...


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BB commences TradeQuest Challenge

BAHRAIN: Bahrain Bourse (BB) has officially commenced the simulated business-education partnership program, TradeQuest Challenge 2015-16, on the 12th October 2015. The program participants include 10 schools, of which seven are private schools and...


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DFSA holds Islamic finance workshop

UAE: Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has hosted an Islamic finance workshop as part of its Bawabaty (My Gateway) initiative with the second workshop focusing on the fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance, covering the areas of...


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QFIS holds lecture on Islamic financial markets

QATAR: The Center for Islamic Economics and Finance at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), a college of Hamad bin Khalifa University which in turn is a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has...