This week we look to the skies, with a cover story tracking the progress of the latest trend in Islamic aviation financing – helicopters! A small but growing segment of the market, the recent deal from the Bank of London and The Middle East to finance LCI Helicopters has the potential to spark a new focus on the sector – we evaluate the market opportunity and look at the potential for new projects.
Our IFN reports also focus on new areas of opportunity for the industry, with a run-down of the latest regeneration projects seeking to attract international investment to the UK as well as an examination of the GCC Sukuk market. Our IFN Correspondents cover Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Morocco and alternative financing while our features this week focus on India and capital strategies of Islamic banks in Malaysia. We also have analyses on regulatory advancements in Islamic finance and Morocco, as well as a special report on Japanese initiatives in Islamic finance.
As the summer draws slowly to a close, the industry continues to spread its wings and soar ever onwards and upwards. Whether in the office or in the skies, we wish you all a successful week.