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How oil can get back to triple digits by 2017

How oil can get back to triple digits by 2017
Chances of an upside shock to oil prices are growing. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.After years of being too high, oil forecasts now appear too low. As supply rolls over we could see prices back at...
Emad Mostaque | December 04, 2015

Islamic Finance in Indonesia: Past, Present and Future

Islamic Finance in Indonesia: Past, Present and Future
This insight aims to highlight new rules governing the Islamic finance sector in Indonesia and the enhanced role of the National Shariah Board, to set out the current state of the market including o...
Jonathan Lawrence | December 02, 2015

Solar Sukuk Lights the Way to Alternative Funding Sources: Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia Working Together

Solar Sukuk Lights the Way to Alternative Funding Sources: Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia Working Together
Solar Sukuk shows the way forward in alternative financing solutions. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.This article was originally published on 17 March 2015 by Rebecca Clow and Jo...
Jonathan Lawrence | November 21, 2015

Islamic Finance in Australia

Islamic Finance in Australia
Interview originally published in Australia & New Zealand Property Journal, 3/11/2015ALMIR COLAN, director of the Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AusCIF), comments on the state of...
Almir Colan | November 16, 2015

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