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Allied Bank and IIUI sign MoU

PAKISTAN: The Islamic Banking Group of Allied Bank and the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) have signed an MoU to promote learning, research and development awareness of Islamic finance and banking throughout the country.


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University of Bolton appoints new chancellor

UK: The University of Bolton has appointed George Windsor, the Earl of St Andrews, as its next chancellor, effective in January 2017. The Earl has been associated with the university through the Center for Islamic Finance for some time and his...


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Cambridge IF Analytica to hold Cambridge IFLP

GLOBAL: Cambridge IF Analytica will be organizing its second Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Program (Cambridge IFLP) at Clare College, a member of the University of Cambridge syndicate, on the 20th-25th August 2016. The UK-based financial...


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INCEIF and OpenLearning collaborate

GLOBAL: International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) has partnered with online learning platform, OpenLearning, to launch the ‘Introduction to Islamic Finance 1 Massive Open Online Course’. Under the partnership, INCEIF will...


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Al-Maktoum College holds training program

GLOBAL: The UK’s Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education is hosting a summer academic training program beginning from the 15th July until the 12th August 2016 to discuss the topic of globalization and its interrelation with multiculturalism,, ...


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ICMA Center offers Islamic finance course

GLOBAL: The University of Reading’s ICMA Center is planning to offer the Master of Science International Banking and Islamic Finance degree program at the university’s Malaysian campus based in EduCity, Nusajaya rather than in the UK. To begin...


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BIBF’s Islamic finance initiatives

BAHRAIN: The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has rolled out a two-day MasterClass titled ‘The Convergence of the Halal Market and Islamic Capital’ held in partnership with the US-based DinarStandard and the Waqf Fund of the...


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IRTI releases new Islamic finance textbook

SAUDI ARABIA: The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) has released a new textbook titled ‘Fundamentals of Islamic Economics and Finance’, covering Islamic economics and finance topics. IRTI has also opened the enrolment for its two...


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Bank Sohar launches new training program

OMAN: Bank Sohar, which also operates Sohar Islamic, has launched the Kafaa Program, a new training program aiming to further develop the skills and competencies of its staff. This program will see the participation of 60 Bank Sohar employees and...


Interview

Interview with Liza Mydin, visiting scholar, George Washington University, Washington DC

This article brings you an exclusive interview with LIZA MYDIN, a visiting scholar at the George Washington University in Washington DC, to get an insight into her day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Liza has a PhD in Islamic finance, has...


Industry Insight

The job role of a credit manager

A credit manager can be construed as a risk manager or risk-taker, all because he or she manages risks which is managing other people’s money. The day will never start off without a look at a number of credit files and a string of business...


Featured

Talent development initiatives in Pakistan’s Islamic finance industry

The Islamic banking industry in Pakistan is projected to grow at a rate of 20% for the next five years (up from the compound annual growth rate of 17% for the last five years), as set and driven by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)’s Islamic...


Cover Story

e-Learning – is it a MOOC point?

Disruption – that is perhaps the buzzword of today’s information age. From publishing, transport, retail shopping and travel accommodation – these industries have been drastically transformed by the rise of the internet and, education is )...


Market Report

UAE banking sector witnessing slowing growth during second quarter, but Islamic banks holding steadfast

The economic slowdown in the GCC region as a result of lower oil prices and asgovernments’ spending cutbacks has cut into the growth of banks in the UAE during the second quarter of this year, but demand for Islamic banking facilities are. ...


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Islamic-conventional refinancing combo saves Saudi power players millions as cost of borrowing soars

A consortium of Islamic and conventional banks has extended over US$1.83 billion to Saudi Arabia’s electricity monopoly allowing it to restructure its existing borrowings for the Kingdom’s first non-sovereign-guaranteed independent power...