Cover Story

Malaysia’s Islamic finance job market: An employee’s turf

In this month’s instalment of IFN Education, the cover story zooms in on Malaysia, one of the industry’s biggest market movers. Said to be one of its biggest advantages, the talent pool in the Malaysian Shariah compliant market has assisted in...


Industry Insight

Amman Muhammad – CEO FNB Islamic Banking

In this article, AMMAN MUHAMMAD provides an account of his role as CEO of FNB’s Islamic Banking Division.  FNB is an acronym for First National Bank and it is part of the FirstRand Group, one of the largest banking groups in Africa. It is...


News briefs

IBBL provides scholarships to students

BANGLADESH: Islami Bank Bangladesh (IBBL) awarded scholarships to 1,500 underprivileged meritorious students in 2016, enabling them to contribute to society and the country via a scholarship program. IBBL also confirmed women’s empowerment and...


News briefs

New MSc course in Islamic finance and economics

UK: The University of Huddersfield is offering a one-year Master of Science (MSc) degree in Islamic finance and economics which will begin in September 2016. The new postgraduate course is led by Hussein Abdou, the professor of finance and banking...


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Islamic finance academic program for the UAE

GLOBAL: Aafaq Education, a subsidiary of Aafaq Islamic Finance, and University College of Bahrain have entered into a strategic partnership to offer an Executive Master’s degree in Islamic finance in the UAE. The agreement will see Aafaq provide...


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IDB offers scholarships to Maldivians

MALDIVES: The Maldivian government has opened applications for 50 postgraduate scholarships received from the IDB, according to Haveeru. The scholarships are given in six sectors: health, agriculture, energy, construction, nanotechnology and ICT,...


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IRTI to deliver Islamic finance courses via edX

GLOBAL: The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) has entered into an agreement with edX, an online learning platform founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs)...


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Islamic finance academy for West and Central Africa

GLOBAL: An agreement for the implementation of an Islamic finance academic program in West Africa has been signed between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, African Center for Advanced Studies in Management and...


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Special course for senior management of CMA

GLOBAL: AAOIFI has held a special course for senior managers and staff members of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia. Part of the training programs provided by CMA to its staff and employees, the two-day course covered essentials of...


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Bank Nizwa proactively empowers employees

OMAN: Throughout 2015, Bank Nizwa successfully provided over 700 training and development opportunities in its pursuit to nurture the next generation of Islamic banking leaders. The courses were developed by the bank’s Human Resources Department...


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Alizz drives AML awareness

OMAN: Alizz Islamic Bank has organized various anti-money laundering (AML) awareness lectures to staff across all branches. The lectures reflect the bank’s strict compliance with global and regional AML standards and its eagerness to raise staff...


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IFM, ECT and CEC collaborate

UAE: The Institute of Finance and Management (IFM), a training institute for global professional certificates in Islamic finance, has joined forces with the Emirates College of Technology (ECT) and Continuous Education Center (CEC) to explore...