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Online versus traditional degrees: What do employers want?

Would it matter to employers if my degree was earned online rather than from attending traditional university classes? That was the question Sarah asked herself when it was time for her to decide on her tertiary education path. While there are...


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Alizz’s staff completes CBFS management program

OMAN: In line with its top strategy of focusing on investing in future leaders and providing superior and more secure banking experiences, Alizz Islamic Bank recently celebrated the graduation of a number of branch managers from the College of...


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KFH holds sign language training for staff

KUWAIT: In line with its keenness to ensure that its services encompass all segments of society as per the highest standards of service quality, Kuwait Finance House (KFH) held a 16-day sign language training program, aimed at empowering the staff...


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ITFC collaborates with ITC and FTTC

GLOBAL: An agreement has been signed between the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), the Industrial Training Council (ITC) (a subsidiary of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and SMEs of Egypt) and the Foreign Trade Training(...


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IRTI collaborates with Al-Manhal on knowledge dissemination

GLOBAL: The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) has inked an agreement with Al-Manhal, a provider of electronic scholarly publications, to host IRTI’s Islamic finance publications – including books, reports, training manuals and...


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IFSB holds Sukuk seminar in Egypt

GLOBAL: The IFSB has organized the IFSB Seminar on Supporting Development through Sukuk: Prospects and Initiatives on the 10th April in Egypt in conjunction with the IFSB Annual Meetings and Side Events 2016 which the Central Bank of Egypt hosted....


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IFSB to hold Islamic finance seminar in Spain

The IFSB will be organizing a seminar on Islamic finance titled ‘The Real Economy and the Financial Sector’ on the 24th May 2016 in Madrid, Spain as part of the IFSB European Forum series, supported by Banco de Espana and in collaboration with...


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BIBF and IICRA team up

GLOBAL: The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) and the UAE’s International Islamic Center for Reconciliation and Arbitration (IICRA) have inked an agreement to launch a joint Certification in Islamic Arbitration program, a stepping...


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Meezan Bank conducts advanced Islamic finance course

PAKISTAN: Meezan Bank recently conducted a six-day advanced Islamic finance course at its Learning and Development Center in Karachi, aimed at enhancing the professional skills of its Islamic bankers. The course was designed to take Islamic finance...


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CIMB invests in employees’ development

MALAYSIA: A total of 233 non-executive CIMB staff received their certificates of completion recently for completing the second edition of the CIMB Accelerated Career Enhancement (CIMB ACE) program, a three-month program that covers banking,...


Market Report

Malaysia leads the way in Takaful penetration rate

The global Takaful sector has had impressive growth over the past 10 years and gross written contributions are expected to reach US$20 billion by 2017, according to AM Best. In its latest report on the Takaful sector in Malaysia and the Middle, ...


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India reignites global Islamic finance interest as it is poised to overtake China as world’s fastest-growing economy

The IDB Group is strengthening ties with India; VINEETA TAN writes that this is a testament to the rising stature of the world’s largest Muslim nation after Indonesia as a potential Islamic finance destination as the Republic gears itself to...


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Make way for Germany — the new Islamic investment favorite

The UK is the European investment darling for Islamic investors when it comes to real estate but another kid on the block is vying to take that place: Germany. VINEETA TAN observes that the Western European nation is fast becoming the preferred...


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Islamic finance education in Australia

We know well that Islamic banking and finance is among the world’s fastest-growing financial sectors. According to the IFSB, global Islamic finance assets were US$1.9 trillion by mid-2014, exceeded US$2.5 trillion by the end of 2015, and are on...


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Interview with Abdul Rahman Mohd Yusoff, Head of Shariah Department, OCBC AL-Amin Bank

This article brings you an exclusive interview with ABDUL RAHMAN MOHD YUSOFF, the Head of the Shariah Department at OCBC AL-Amin Bank, who shares his insights as an Islamic banking practitioner with 10 years of experience in the Islamic finance...


Industry Insight

An ever-evolving market: Information technology and Islamic finance

As in every industry the requirements of an information technology (IT) company for driven and experienced personnel always rank high. People management in a company such as Profile Software is important and comprises the essence of the business to...