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Al-Ameen Funds hosts awareness session

PAKISTAN: Al-Ameen Funds, managed by UBL Fund Managers, hosted an awareness session on Shariah compliant investment and capital markets in collaboration with the Pakistan Stock Exchange on the 25th August.

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Allied Bank organizes seminar

PAKISTAN: Allied Bank has arranged a customer awareness program on Islamic banking at the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The seminar was attended by top executives of the bank and prominent members of Pakistan’s business community.

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Bank Alfalah partners with IMSciences Peshawar

PAKISTAN: Bank Alfalah has entered an agreement with State Bank of Pakistan-backed Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance – IMSciences Peshawar to facilitate the development and promotion of Islamic banking through a shared strategic course of...

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OJK hosts Islamic finance forum

INDONESIA: The Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (OJK) hosted the Forum of Economic Research and Islamic Finance in collaboration with Ikatan Ahli Ekonomi Islam Indonesia and Universitas Mataram on the 6th-8th September with the objective...

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Malaysian universities plan Wakaf fund

MALAYSIA: Two Malaysian universities are planning to establish Wakaf funds to help alleviate the financial burden imposed on students. According to Berita Harian, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) are looking to...

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Cambridge-IFLP 2016 concludes

UK: Cambridge IF Analytica has organized the Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Program 2016 (Cambridge-IFLP 2016) at Clare College, University of Cambridge. The five-day program, designed for middle and upper-middle management personnel of...

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Russia looking at Islamic finance programs

GLOBAL: A Russian delegation led by the Capital Governorate of Bahrain expressed interest in replicating Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF)’s Islamic finance training programs in Russia. A potential collaboration between Russia and...

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Islamic finance summer program for Oman

OMAN: Bank Nizwa in collaboration with Sultan Qaboos University on the 21st August offered a two-week summer program on Islamic finance. The program included a series of lectures and workshops conducted in association with experts and industry...

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KFH holds training program

KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has held a three-day supervisory skills training program for 15 of its employees as part of the Islamic bank’s internal training and development plan.

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QIB launches talent management mobile app

QATAR: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has launched a mobile application to identify and train national talents, adopting the world’s latest application technologies in human capital management. The application supports the bank’s Management Associate...

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EIBFS launches journal

UAE: The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) has launched the International Journal of Research in Banking and Finance, a bi-annual, blind peer-reviewed online journal targeting academics as well as banking and finance...

Cover Story

Paying for grad school — Shariah compliant alternatives

When it comes to furthering one’s education, one has many major decisions to make — what course to take, which university to go to and how to pay for school. And for the Shariah-conscious Muslim student, paying for education, may be trickier...


So you want a job?

Your years of hard study are about to be rewarded. It’s almost time to collect your postgraduate or graduate qualification. You are looking forward to enjoying your success. At the same time, you are also keenly aware that, as one chapter of your...

Industry Insight

Interview with Dr. Asmadi Mohamed Naim, Associate Professor and Shariah Advisor, UUM, BNM and SC

The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals brings you an exclusive interview with Dr Asmadi Mohamed Naim, an illustrious Shariah scholar and educator with 13 years of experience in the industry.  What is your current role, and what...

Market Report

Jordan looks to retail Sukuk and Islamic private equity fund to boost economy

The Jordanian government is building its economic arsenal with Islamic finance as it looks to make Sukuk available at the retail level and have Islamic banks partner with their conventional peers to set up a private equity fund, all part of King...

Market Report

Regulator grants Pakistani Islamic banks option to dissociate from interest rate benchmark

In a sign of Pakistan’s maturing Islamic financial market, Islamic banking institutions now have the option to opt out from benchmarking certain products against interest-based benchmarks, a practice which has invited some contentions among...