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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE 23rd JULY
Volume 11 Issue 29
Cover Story : Rock bottom borrowing costs drive GCC boom
Editor's Note : Boom and bust...
Rapids
Features
  Senegal issues Sukuk, becomes strong contender
     for West African Islamic finance hub

  Aircraft leasing: A first class opportunity for
     Islamic financing

  Islamic leasing — the preferred choice
  MicroTakaful in Indonesia: A new business
     opportunity

IFN Reports
  Conventional banks switching to Islamic operations — testament to the industry’s capabilities
  Islamic finance: A healthy pipeline for Saudi healthcare
  The fall of a giant — can Al Rajhi rise again?
  Islamic entities lead Pakistan privatization program
Special Reports:
  UK economy returns to growth, real estate sees
     concurrent surge

  Fee and charges in Islamic finance
  The UK: An economic AND Islamic powerhouse?
Case Study : Cagamas issue: The largest commodity Murabahah variable rate IMTN
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Cover Story

Rock bottom borrowing costs drive GCC boom


Editor's Note

Boom and bust...


IFN Reports

Conventional banks switching to Islamic operations — testament to the industry’s capabilities

Islamic finance: A healthy pipeline for Saudi healthcare

The fall of a giant — can Al Rajhi rise again?

Islamic entities lead Pakistan privatization program




IFN Country Analysis

Senegal: Sukuk dreams realized


IFN Sector Analysis

Islamic leasing: Going global


Shariah Pronouncement

An Islamic bank intends to offer financing at preferential profit rates to its staff to help them purchase vehicles


IFN Country Correspondent

France: Islamic finance task force to attract liquidity into infrastructure projects

Sri Lanka: Domestic market sees dynamic growth


Special Reports

UK economy returns to growth, real estate sees concurrent surge

Fee and charges in Islamic finance

The UK: An economic AND Islamic powerhouse?


Case Study

Cagamas issue: The largest commodity Murabahah variable rate IMTN


Features

Senegal issues Sukuk, becomes strong contender for West African Islamic finance hub

Aircraft leasing: A first class opportunity for Islamic financing

Islamic leasing — the preferred choice

MicroTakaful in Indonesia: A new business opportunity

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A greater number of banks should offer Shariah compliant financing options according to finance minister

OIC delegation visits Cambodia for conference on Islamic education and economic development

Gulf Finance House named as stock to watch by analyst

Emirates NBD repays final AED4 billion (US$1.08 billion) in outstanding support according to UAE ministry of finance

New Shariah compliant interim lending facility for UAE banks to be launched soon

Oman Arab Bank’s Al Yusr marks the end of its first year of operation

Banks prepare for discovery of bad customer debt ahead of full scale operations for Al Etihad Credit Bureau

Takaful Ikhlas allocates RM45,000 (US$14,128.70) for CSR program dedicated to children

S&P upgrades Doha Insurance Company to ‘A-’ based on improved risk profile

National Bank of Abu Dhabi appoints global energy head to support plans for expansion into energy and resources

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank announces 22.5% jump in net profit to AED454.8 million (US$123.80 million) for the second quarter

United Arab Bank announces net profit of AED328 million (US$89.29 million), an increase of 26% for the first six months of the year

Prudential Assurance Malaysia welcomes opportunity for Takaful expansion in Sarawak

Full settlement and cancellation of Alloy Properties RM240 million (US$75.35 million) medium term notes program confirmed

Sharjah Islamic Bank launches summer personal finance promotion

Islamic banking profit pool to reach US$30.5 billion by 2018, says Dubai Chamber
Friday,
18th July 2014

Banco do Brasil to conduct second roadshow for debut Islamic fund before launch

Ministry of Finance mandates Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan to lead manage upcoming US$1 billion international Sukuk

IILM reissues US$860 million short-term Sukuk, fully subscribed

National Bank of Abu Dhabi names Jonathan Macdonald managing director and head of syndicated finance

Egypt’s Sukuk law could be presented to parliament at the end of the year

Bank Islam Malaysia raises its base financing rate to 6.85% following increase of national overnight policy rate by the central bank

Veteran Islamic banker Dr Ziauddin Ahmad passes away at 84

General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions prepares Strategic Plan for 2015-18

Shariah board reviews and approves Maisarah Islamic Banking Service’s products

Ministry of Economy releases new rules allowing UAE firms to use existing shares when listing on local exchanges or raising fresh equity capital

Al Alamiya for Cooperative Insurance Company receives regulatory approval to increase capital to SAR200 million (US$53.32 million)

Kuwait Finance House affirmed at ‘BBB’ by Capital Intelligence supported by the bank’s dominance in Kuwait’s Islamic banking sector

Dubai Financial Market reports net profit of AED252.2 million (US$68.73 million) for the second quarter of 2014

Egyptian Takaful Insurance Company reports premiums of EGP318.5 million (US$44.42 million) for financial year 2013/2014

Al Salam-BMI Bank merger boosts Bank Muscat’s second quarter earnings by 22.3%

Sun Life Financial Indonesia opens its first Shariah marketing office in a move to develop an Islamic business unit in South Sumatra

Deloitte appoints Zahi Zeini to lead Bahrain practice

Gulf Finance House reveals details on DUBAILAND mixed use residential development project

Aabar Investments in negotiations to increase stake in Arabtec Holdings, according to reports

Capital Intelligence affirms Bank Sohar at ‘BBB+’

Al Khaleej Takaful Group discloses net profit of QAR47.65 million (US$13.07 million) for the first half of 2014
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