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TAG: ISLAMIC FINANCE

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Finance December 15, 2016

'It’s simply easier and more cost effective to do business here'

At a time when most of the world’s financial services sectors have been shrinking, Bahrain’s have remained resilient. Not only is it the region’s biggest, longest-established financial...
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Finance December 13, 2016

Bahrain’s Islamic finance sector sets the tone for the rest of the world

With decades of experience and regarded as the benchmark for its regulation, Bahrain stands out as a global leader in Islamic finance and has helped more than 30 countries worldwide to set up Islamic...
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Finance December 12, 2016

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition

As the foremost financial services center in the Gulf, Bahrain has proved to be resilient in the face of liquidity challenges posed by low oil prices and austerity. Already an international leader in...
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Finance December 12, 2016

Diverse, ethical banking draws global interest

Widely recognized as a global leader in Islamic finance, the assets in Bahrain’s Islamic banking sector have risen from $1.9 billion in 2000 to $25.1 billion in 2015, and account for around 13%...
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Finance July 16, 2016

Record results highlight Qatari potential

Despite having proved its resilience, particularly after the 2008 crisis, and being expected to grow 17% annually, Islamic finance is facing some interesting changes, such as Iran’s entrance to...
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Finance June 19, 2016

Qatar’s ‘Best Bank’ leads Islamic finance sector

The country’s leading Sharia-compliant lender, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) now controls more than 43.5% of the Islamic banking market share in Qatar and 11.5% of the overall market. The quality of...
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Finance May 17, 2016

12th World Islamic Economic Forum returns to Jakarta

Under the theme ‘Decentralizing Growth, Empowering Future Business’, the forum sets the stage for dialogue to empower businesses to be more resilient in a challenging economic climate.
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Finance April 17, 2016

Islamic finance takes flight

Ethical investing proves its worth and broadens its appeal.
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Finance October 20, 2015

Turkey’s pioneering state-owned participation bank to ‘grow through sharing’

Ziraat Katılım became Turkey’s first state-owned participation bank when it opened its doors in May 2015. Ziraat Katılım’s CEO Osman Arslan talks us through the new bank’s plans...