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IFN Annual Guide 2014

In this edition of the Islamic Finance news Guide 2014 we bring our valued readers a comprehensive summary of the peaks and troughs following an eventful year for the industry. 

Over the year we have witnessed the rise (and fall!) of new markets such as Turkey, Indonesia and North Africa. We have seen a slight slump in Sukuk as Fed tapering hit, but a concurrent surge in Islamic equities which has boosted emerging markets and given the fund space a much-needed shot in the arm. 

We have seen landmark issuances in the debt capital markets such as the IILM Sukuk, which should go a long way towards providing the industry with the tools it so desperately needs to self-regulate its liquidity; while new issuances from entrants such as Nigeria demonstrate the ever-strengthening scale of the industry. 

While the core markets of the GCC and Southeast Asia remain strong, Islamic finance is escalating into every corner of the globe. The UK this year announced its debut sovereign Sukuk and other non-Muslim majority markets including Luxembourg, South Africa and Hong Kong may soon follow. Momentum is building, and the trend for international expansion shows no sign of slowing down, as cross-border transactions become easier and regulation and legislation across jurisdictions becomes increasingly standardized. And with the Sukuk market set to pick up this year and major growth expected across the MENA region, we can only hope for a continuation of this tremendous trajectory.

Covering 30 countries across every major Islamic market and asset class, this issue of the IFN Guide traverses the global Islamic financial landscape: covering the diverse sectors of debt capital markets, leasing, microfinance, regulation, securitization, Sukuk, Takaful, technology and tax. We hope, as always, that you find it a rewarding read, and we look forward to providing you with continued and unrivalled Islamic coverage throughout 2014.

 

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Content in IFN Annual Guide 2014

Islamic capital markets: Here to stay

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Cover Story

Outlook for the Global Sukuk market in 2014

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Maldives proved that nothing is impossible

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Nigeria: Making waves

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Best Banks Poll 2013

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Global Takaful: Pausing for breath?

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Oman – Catching up fast

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How Islamic investors can benefit from global resources

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Pakistan: A growing Islamic finance market

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Technology trends in Islamic finance

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Real estate: Confident investment

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Huge demand for Islamic banking in Bangladesh

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Islamic finance regulatory developments point to positive growth

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Greater China & Islamic finance: A perspective

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US: Halal investing, gaining currency

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Czech Islamic finance – not quite there

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Global tax developments

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Egypt: Remaining strong in the face of heated political battles

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Islamic banking to boost Afghan financial system

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India: Towards a more inclusive growth story

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Australia: Minimal reform needed

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The development of the Indonesian Islamic finance industry: Restraining growth and reinforcing business foundation

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Qatar, a year of change

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Iranian capital market: Considerable growth, looking at new horizons

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Debt capital markets: Weathering the storm

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Russia and Islamic finance: A brief 360-degree review

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Iraq: Changes in the banking system needed

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Islamic leasing: The more realistic choice

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Bosnia: A pioneering Islamic banking model in Southeast Europe

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Kazakhstan: No buzz despite attractive prospects

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New trends in global Islamic microfinance

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Growth of Islamic finance in Singapore

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Brazil in evidence

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Kuwait: Advancing through regulation

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Turkey: A rising star

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Canada: Islamic finance potential lies in Toronto

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Luxembourg: A confirmation of the leadership position in Europe

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Securities and securitization in Islamic finance

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Dubai steps up, lifting the UAE in the eyes of the industry

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Malaysia: A continuous evolution

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Sukuk – Going steady

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UK: Stepping up its game

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Croatia: An emerging market struggling to emerge

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Islamic economy in Belgium: Evolution and perspectives

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Saudi Arabia: Potential in the non-oil sector, Zakat and Waqf

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