While Islamic finance is established in many markets, it is worth remembering that in others the journey is only just beginning. This week we take a look at one of the newest members of the GCC Islamic market, tracing the path of development in Oman and looking at the exciting new developments in a country that is carving its own unique path in the global Islamic finance industry.
Our IFN reports continue the focus on new markets, with an exploration of the latest potential in Islamic asset management in Europe, as well as the growing trend of large corporates tapping the Islamic markets. Our IFN Correspondents come to you from Tanzania, Brunei and cover syndicated finance as well as mergers and acquisitions, while our features bring you news on the UK and Ireland. Our special reports look at the proposition for ACCA to launch an Islamic finance variant, the issue of Bai Wa Salaf and touch on CSR while we also cover Canada and real estate in our regular in-house analyses.
As Ramadan draws to a close and the period of summer quiet is soon to be replaced by a flurry of activity, I hope that you find this latest issue of value in terms of both insight and information. As always, we wish our readers the very best for the week ahead – and of course, Eid Mubarak to all!