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A Case for Islamic Sharia Compliant Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Islamic REIT’s) in Kenya

A Case for Islamic Sharia Compliant Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Islamic REIT’s) in Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya: Central business district of Nairobi viewed from the roof of Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Kenya had its first REIT offer the...
Mohamed Ebrahim | November 09, 2015 |

Women in Leadership - Interview with Samina Akram

Women in Leadership - Interview with Samina Akram
Samina Akram, launch of the Women in Islamic & Ethical Finance Forum (WIEFF) in London. July 2015.Last week saw the UK Government launch a special report led by Lord Davies entitled "Improv...
IB Insights | November 07, 2015 |

The Saudi Arabian Housing Crisis and Financial Solutions

The Saudi Arabian Housing Crisis and Financial Solutions
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Lessons from the United States. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.Every week, we read about the housing crisis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  An important recent...
Abdulkader Thomas | October 28, 2015 |

Dubai: Global Hub for Islamic Finance

Dubai: Global Hub for Islamic Finance
You may be aware that we recently put out a white paper based on data provided by Thomson Reuters that seeks to propel Dubai to the forefront of the Islamic asset management industry.Discussed on CN...
Harris Irfan | October 26, 2015 |

From Compliance to Impact: A Next Generation of Islamic Investment

From Compliance to Impact: A Next Generation of Islamic Investment
Impact Investing: Exploring the potential rewards. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.Impact investing is an exciting and large-scale opportunity for the Islamic investment industry. In many w...
Aamir A. Rehman | October 17, 2015 |

The Problem with GDP

The Problem with GDP
The Problem with GDP: Is GDP a reliable measure of the economy and a country's well-being?GDP is a big deal. Public spending targets around the world are linked to it; Indonesia has a 15 y...
Shakeeb Saqlain | September 27, 2015 |

"Haste Ye Back": IF and ESG in EDI

"Haste Ye Back": IF and ESG in EDI
Edinburgh, Scotland: The location for the Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF), this week. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Sporting a no-nonsense air of authority and a bristling moustache, the...
Harris Irfan | September 04, 2015 |

Islamic Gold Dinar - Myth and Reality

Islamic Gold Dinar - Myth and Reality
Islamic gold dinar: exploring the myths and reality.   There has been an increasing amount of publications, conferences, even a campaign, about the re-introduction of the Islamic gold dina...
Murat Cizakca | September 02, 2015 |

Liquidity management in the Islamic finance industry

Liquidity management in the Islamic finance industry
Sharjah: Giving a boost to the Islamic finance industry. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.  Liquidity is a financial institution’s capacity to readily meet its cash and collateral obligatio...
Mujtaba Khalid | August 02, 2015 |

Reasons for Fiscal Problems in Muslim Countries

Reasons for Fiscal Problems in Muslim Countries
While the reasons that led Muslim countries into fiscal problems may vary from one country to another, there are several factors which appear to be common to many countries. Some of the major reasons...
Prof. Dr. Munawar Iqbal | July 06, 2015 |