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Human capital: A review and a preview

The last issue of IFN Education for 2015 will take a look at the human capital developments that have transpired throughout the year, with a comprehensive outlook on what the talent market can expect for 2016. Apart from numerous new programs...


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New frontiers in human capital development

Human capital development is a fundamental need that has to be fulfilled for there to be growth and innovation in any sector. Education, training, learning and development are the building blocks of our progress as an industry, and we are fortunate...


Industry Insight

007 for re-Takaful operations

James Bond is again in action as an agent in the latest movie ‘Spectre’. In my role as the head of a re-Takaful operation, I feel somewhat like an agent as well, not for the British secret service but one with the mission to promote Takaful. ...


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KUBS to launch Islamic banking courses

PAKISTAN: Karachi University Business School (KUBS) will be launching a specialization in MBA degree program in January 2016 and also a separate program for Islamic banking next year to facilitate students from religious schools to bridge the gap...


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IBA establishes CEIF

PAKISTAN: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in collaboration with Meezan Bank has established the Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF). The center aims to bridge the gap between trained human resources and the industry’s...


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Conference on Islamic finance and economics

TURKEY: The Second International Islamic Finance and Economics Conference was held on the 19th November in Turkey and jointly organized by Borsa İstanbul and Marmara University’s Faculty of Theology. The conference consisted of four sessions...


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IBPA organizes Sukuk training

INDONESIA: The Indonesia Bond Pricing Agency (IBPA), through the Department of Education Services, recently conducted training on Sukuk from the 11th-12th November. The training was titled ‘Sukuk: Instruments, Operational and Market’ ...


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REDC offers leadership development program

PAKISTAN: Rausing Executive Development Center (REDC) recently held a five-day program on leadership development for Islamic financial institutions. The program, developed by the Center for Islamic Finance at the Lahore University of Management...


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AAOIFI-World Bank host annual conference

GLOBAL: Focusing on the continued development of international Islamic capital markets, the 10th Annual AAOIFI-World Bank Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance was held in Bahrain on the 6th-7th December 2015 by AAOIFI and the World Bank under...


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CIBAFI-SCA launches technical workshop

GLOBAL: The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) and the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) have launched a Technical Workshop on Product Development for Islamic Financial Institutions, aiming to...


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DCCI and Allen & Overy hold workshop

GLOBAL: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and global law firm Allen & Overy has recently organized a workshop titled ‘Structuring Islamic Finance Transactions’. Attended by professionals from diverse backgrounds, the...


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Workshop focusing on Sukuk held in Luxembourg

GLOBAL: Luxembourg for Finance, in partnership with Shariah compliant QInvest, hosted an Islamic finance workshop in Luxembourg on the 24th November. The workshop discussed Sukuk issuance and ways of promoting the Sukuk market as well as Islamic...


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DIB introduces ‘Virtual Branch’ facility

UAE: Designed to be in line with its ‘Smart Bank’ initiative, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has launched a ‘Virtual Branch’ facility intended to simulate a real DIB branch and aimed at enhancing efficiency and productivity in order to improve...


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Meethaq launches Shua’a initiative

OMAN: In a bid to promote the concept of Islamic economics, Meethaq has launched a new initiative called Shua’a. The program is expected to achieve its objectives through a series of seminars, workshops and events, which will see the involvement...


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QFIS holds CEO roundtable on Islamic finance

QATAR: The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), a college of Hamad bin Khalifa University, via its research center, the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance, held a CEO roundtable titled ‘Islamic Finance: Expectations and Reality’ on...