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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE 16th APRIL
Volume 11 Issue 15
Cover Story : Islamic IPOs: The next big boom
Editor's Note : Innovation breeding cooperation
Rapids
Special Feature
  Can Dubai really become the capital of the Islamic
     economy?

Column : Daud speaks
IFN Reports
  New fixed income platform from NASDAQ Dubai
     seeks to boost secondary market trading

  New law marks big push on UAE SME activity
  OFS Module to foster investor confidence in
     Bahrain’s capital market

  Foreign ownership limits rise ahead of MSCI
     upgrade for Qatar and the UAE

  The evolving landscape of Islamic banking:
     Going digital

  Islamic operating leasing — set to take center
     stage in MENA

Special Report : Bringing efficiency, transparency and choice to the Islamic funds market
Case Study : The sophomore tranche of FWU Group’s US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah program
   Closing Bell     Takaful News     Deal Tracker     Funds Data  
   News     Moves     Events Diary     League Tables  
   Islamic Investor News     Ratings     REDmoney Indexes     Index  
Cover Story

Islamic IPOs: The next big boom


Editor's Note

Innovation breeding cooperation

Column

Daud speaks


IFN Reports

New fixed income platform from NASDAQ Dubai seeks to boost secondary market trading

New law marks big push on UAE SME activity

OFS Module to foster investor confidence in Bahrain’s capital market

Foreign ownership limits rise ahead of MSCI upgrade for Qatar and the UAE

The evolving landscape of Islamic banking: Going digital

Islamic operating leasing — set to take center stage in MENA




IFN Country Analysis

Kazakhstan and Central Asia: Living up to its potential?


IFN Sector Analysis

A new direction for Islamic structured finance?


Shariah Pronouncement

Ali has approached an Islamic bank with a request to assist him to buy out the shares of his minority partner Akram in a running foodstuff business


IFN Country Correspondents

Morocco: Conventional banks’ appetite for Islamic finance


IFN Sector Correspondent

Real estate: Pole position for growth


Special Report

Bringing efficiency, transparency and choice to the Islamic funds market


Case Study

The sophomore tranche of FWU Group’s US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah program


Features

Can Dubai really become the capital of the Islamic economy?


Book Extract

Islamic finance in the syndicated bank markets

IFN Nigeria Supplement
IFN Awards Special 2014
Tuesday,
15th April 2014

Two Moroccan banks confirm plans to establish Shariah compliant units in anticipation of banking law

HSBC Saudi Arabia rebalances HSBC Saudi 20 ETF

Gulf Finance House confirms sale of 75% Leeds United stake to Eleonora Sport

Hong Kong and Malaysia identify dual listing of Sukuk as potential area of collaboration for the near future

Bank AlJazira gains approval for capital increase of US$266.61 million

Gulf Bank reports net profit of US$31 million for the first quarter of 2014

National Commercial Bank makes gains of 8.7% in net income

GCC Takaful industry to maintain double digit growth despite challenges, according to experts

RAM Ratings reaffirms Malaysia’s sovereign rating at ‘gA2(pi)’

Alkhair Capital receives regulatory approval to launch Murabahah fund

Al Rajhi Bank reports decline in net profits for second consecutive quarter

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company fully repays US$200 million Sukuk facility using available cash

SIB Sukuk Company to make periodic distribution on the 16th April

Putrajaya Holdings’ Murabahah notes issuance facility due and payable on the 21st and 30th April

Barwa Bank’s First Leasing Company undergoes restructuring exercise which saw the exit of acting CEO

Rushdi Siddiqui joins DinarStandard as senior partner and head of Islamic economy

Analyst expects RHB Capital to focus on Islamic banking business with particular dedication to enhancing SME segment as part of its transformation program

Islamic banking and finance in Brunei, Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will command at least 50% of total financial services sector by 2020, according to report

Chairman of Saturna Capital to participate in the Investment Titans Roundtable at IFN Asia Forum 2014

Ithmaar Bank re-launches Shariah compliant savings account with bigger incentives to a wider pool of customers

The UK builds on ties with the GCC ahead of its debut Sukuk issuance

AAOIFI hosts annual Shariah conference in Bahrain

Aid from the GCC has benefited Egypt according to Faisal Islamic Bank governor

Gulf Finance House appoints eight new members to its board

Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt reports slight dip in first quarter net profit to US$24.6 million

OCBC Al-Amin posts 133% surge in net profit for 2013 financial year

KLCC REIT’s proposed Murabahah facilities receive ‘AAA/Stable/P1’ ratings from RAM

Capital Intelligence gives Qatar Islamic Bank an outlook boost and ‘A’ rating

Fitch ceases rating obligation on BMB Investment Bank as the bank withdraws from rating process

Heightened political uncertainty drives down outlook on Turkey’s ‘Baa3’ government bond rating to negative

GFH’s US$500 million Sukuk issuance underway

The date for IFN Iran Forum 2014 has been changed to the 10th June
Monday,
14th April 2014

PNB and Inspire Corp launch Japan’s first Halal fund

Highway concessionaire PLSA redeems US$101.9 million Sukuk Ijarah ahead of maturity

Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi reportedly planning for Sukuk investor meetings as Sukuk market undergoes revival post-election

Maldives Islamic Bank marks beginning of expansion strategy outside of Male with the inauguration of branch in Addu City

Bank of Khyber expands Islamic operations in the city of Multan by launching another branch

Bank Islam is still looking to enter Indonesian market despite unsuccessful attempts in the past, reaffirms managing director

Indonesia’s vice-minister of finance to deliver keynote address at the Islamic Finance news Indonesia Forum in Jakarta tomorrow

Tadawul introduces new method for calculation of share closing price

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank concludes financing deal for IMG Theme Park worth US$326.62 million
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