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Does the Islamic finance industry value its people?

Talent development, professionalism, ethical and social responsible financing, green Sukuk, impact investing, the list of new developments that the global Islamic finance industry has to contend with is ever growing. Given its growth, and rapid...


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SAAFI to hold Islamic finance training programs

FRANCE: Consulting firm SAAFI will launch Islamic finance training programs, namely the Islamic Banking Qualification and the Islamic Takaful Qualification, in Paris and Marseille in 2016 to support the development of the Islamic finance sector,...


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DCIBF and ZSICC sign MoU

GLOBAL: The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance (DCIBF) of Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University (HBMSU) has entered into an MoU with Zhishang Interculture Communication (ZSICC) to facilitate collaboration in matters relating to Islamic...


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Yurizk Academy launches Islamic economics course

US: Aiming to develop future professionals and experts in Islamic economics, banking and finance, Yurizk Academy has launched a new Islamic economics course. The program, ‘Islamic Economics & Finance: From Theory to Practice – Level 1’...


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Islamic banking training course for KIB staff

KUWAIT: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) recently held a two-day training course titled ‘The Fundamentals of Islamic Banking Services and Products’, which was aimed at developing the know-how and skills of its staff in Shariah compliant...


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Warba Bank aids employee development

KUWAIT: Warba Bank recognizes the importance of employee development and continuously seeks to develop their skills and capabilities for innovation, hence it is participating in the KFAS Innovation Challenge 2016. Sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation...


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Talent development: The Bahraini way

It is an acknowledged fact that Bahrain has over the years significantly contributed to the rapid growth of the global Islamic finance industry. Precedence has shown that numerous countries often look to Bahrain for direction in areas such as...


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Working in a large firm as an Islamic finance tax advisor

This article takes a look at the roles an Islamic finance tax advisor takes on in a large firm, based on the experience of MOHAMMED AMIN, who prior to retirement was a tax partner in PwC, their UK head of Islamic finance, and a member of PwC’s...


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Meezan Bank collaborates with LUMS

PAKISTAN: An MoU was signed between Meezan Bank and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) focusing on collaboration in various joint activities including the development and launch of training programs on Islamic banking and finance...


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StanChart and LUMS join forces

PAKISTAN: Standard Chartered Bank and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) have entered into an MoU with a primary focus to endorse the establishment of centers of excellence in Islamic finance, an initiative by the State Bank of...