Although Ramadan may be at an end for yet another year, the principles and precepts which drive the Islamic faith are not forgotten. Charitable giving always soars during the holy month, but this does not mean that with Ramadan over we should forget the duty we have to those less fortunate than ourselves. This week, we take a timely look at the institution of Zakat – and the exciting new ways in which social investment trends are assisting it to develop.
Our IFN reports look at real estate in US and Germany as well as Islamic microfinance in Pakistan in light of a new Shariah microfinance bank while our IFN Correspondents cover Hong Kong, Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan and Gulf Finance House’s listing strategy. Our features look at Japan, corporate Sukuk and Takaful and we also have a special report on Islamic securitization. Our in-house analyses explore Jordan and corporate Sukuk.
As always, we wish our readers a productive week and hope you are enjoying the summer!