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"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

Islamic Finance: A Shockwave in the Making

Islamic Finance: A Shockwave in the Making
Behavioral preference for “big and bling” across swaths of the Muslim world may constrain capital-structure options for small- and medium-sized businesses. Shown here is Sheikh Zayed Roa...
Douglas Johnson | June 09, 2015

The Nature of Money

The Nature of Money
Conscious Capitalism - Banking and the role of religion. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.ISLAMIC BANKING AND CONSCIOUS CAPITALISMAt the January 2010 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Dav...
Harris Irfan | May 19, 2015

Islamic Finance Potential In China

Islamic Finance Potential In China
The city of Shanghai in China - one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Islamic finance has been growing rapidly in developing and developed...
Dr. Nafis Alam | May 01, 2015

Islamic Banking: Panacea or Fraud? Report of Discussion at the Oxford Union

On 18 February 2015, the Oxford Islamic Banking and Finance Society (IBFS) held a well-attended discussion between Harris Irfan and Tarek El-Diwany at the Oxford Union entitled ‘Our Banking Syst...

Introducing venture capital

Introducing venture capital
The "City of Two Continents": Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul connects Europe and Asia. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Islam prohibits risk shifting and encourages risk sharing. Cons...
Murat Cizakca | April 11, 2015

Policy Options for Poverty & Underdevelopment (Part 2)

There is a great need to translate the growth of Islamic Finance into visible development initiatives and poverty reduction in the OIC member countries by institutionalizing the potentials and pr...
Khalid Rahman | March 05, 2015