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Egypt devalues - now the hard work starts

After struggling with a lack of dollars in its economy for over a year, the Egyptian central bank finally threw in the towel, moving to a liberalisation of the pound against the dollar to allow the ma...
Emad Mostaque | November 04, 2016 |

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Indonesia - Part 2

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Indonesia - Part 2
Real Estate Investment Trust is known in Indonesian regulation terminology as “Dana Investasi Real Estate” or abbreviated nicely as DIRE (read: dee-ray or dē-rā). DIRE is not an exact tr...
Yoga Prakasa | November 02, 2016 |

Real Economy and Islamic Finance: “Oil up the gears and move through them”

Real Economy and Islamic Finance: “Oil up the gears and move through them”
Thank you so much for returning to this page and for all your helpful and constructive comments after last month’s article. Your support and engagement is much appreciated. This month I would...
Daud Vicary | October 28, 2016 |

How to fix the oil market

The oil market is broken. Volatile prices are undermining global energy security and increasing geopolitical risk. Getting agreement for a production cut among the Organization of the Petroleum Export...
Emad Mostaque | October 26, 2016 |

Islamic REITs as an Investment Asset for Waqf Management in Indonesia - Part 1

Islamic REITs as an Investment Asset for Waqf Management in Indonesia - Part 1
Editor's Note: In this series of articles on IslamicBanker.com, Yoga Prakasa explores Islamic REITs as an investment asset for waqf management in Indonesia, with particular focus on regula...
Yoga Prakasa | October 22, 2016 |

A cunning plan for Saudi & Deutsche Bank

A cunning plan for Saudi & Deutsche Bank
Markets are starting to feel post-traumatic stress once more as the looming DoJ fine of up to $14bn weighs on the share price and perceived credit-worthiness of Deutsche Bank.Some hedge funds...
Emad Mostaque | October 02, 2016 |

Education in Islamic Finance - The Winds of Change

Education in Islamic Finance - The Winds of Change
Last month I was able to reflect on events that had impacted positively on me and used the title of “Joining up the dots”. This month I would like to comment on an area that has been a c...
Daud Vicary | September 28, 2016 |

Lean Technology and Sharia Finance

Lean Technology and Sharia Finance
As I write this article, hundreds of bright and energetic young minds are developing their ideas to catch the fintech wave. A trend that may be more popular in Western markets.One of the&nbsp...
Dima Djani | September 13, 2016 |

Cash Waqfs: Process of Revenue Generation

Cash Waqfs: Process of Revenue Generation
 For the origins of the process of revenue generation in modern sukuk, we need to go back to the Ottoman cash waqfs. This special waqf form has a long history and goes back at least to the fi...
Murat Cizakca | September 04, 2016 |

INCEIF: “Joining up the Dots”

INCEIF: “Joining up the Dots”
Welcome and thanks for coming back to this page once again! I am writing this piece on the Friday morning of a week that has probably been the most fulfilling that I have ever spent during my 5 year...
Daud Vicary | August 20, 2016 |