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It’s not all about the money, is it?

“Up to 12 months bonus – that’s the real incentive,” explained one retail banker on why he’s furthering his education in accounting and finance – to cross over into the lucrative world of investment banking. Reasons may vary but most...


Building a new breed of talents for the future

Islamic finance is surpassing US$2.5 trillion as of 2016 in global asset size and expected to grow up to US$5-8 trillion by 2020 according to market research. This also means challenges such as the development of skilled talents, from Shariah...

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AlHuda launches French certification

PAKISTAN: AlHuba CIBE has launched a French version of its Global Islamic Finance Certification, a one-year postgraduate diploma program.

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IBA CEIF conducts seminars

PAKISTAN: IBA Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) conducted a two-day course on Islamic capital markets and Sukuk from the 26th-27th January and a seminar on global business growth opportunities in Halal markets on the 31st January 2017.

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DIEDC signs MoU with AIFC

GLOBAL: The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC) has signed an MoU with the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), to exchange expertise in the field of Islamic economy and finance, Halal industry and human capital development.

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Waqf Fund approves 2017 budget

BAHRAIN: Waqf Fund, set up by the Central Bank of Bahrain, is allocating approximately US$1 million to various Islamic finance human capital development initiatives in 2017. Its budget included a number of new projects such as the next phase of...

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QIB completes training program

QATAR: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) completed the first phase of the information security training program developed in association with Kaspersky Security Awareness Products, resulting in the delivery of more than 5,500 training hours.

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INCEIF opens scholarships and programs

MALAYSIA: International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) has launched Part 2 of its Takaful massive open online course. Part 2 focusses on Shariah principles and practices underlying Takaful which would enable the learners to...

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EIBFS announces CIBF

UAE: The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) has launched a new professional certification program, the Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance (CIBF). The course is designed in partnership with the Islamic Banking and...