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The Instability of the Financial System and the Coming Financial Crisis

The Instability of the Financial System and the Coming Financial Crisis
A webinar by Tariq Al-Rifai in March 2016, on the instability of the financial system and the coming financial crisis:
IB Insights | April 06, 2016

Risk sharing and risk shifting

Risk sharing and risk shifting
Classical sources of Islam prohibit interest transactions but encourage business partnerships and trade. While interest transactions shift risks from the capitalist to the entrepreneur, partnerships...
Murat Cizakca | April 06, 2016

Invitation to attend AAOIFI International Conference in Madinah AlMonwwarah

Invitation to attend AAOIFI International Conference in Madinah AlMonwwarah
It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to attend AAOIFI’s International Conference, marking its 25th anniversary, that convenes under the broad title: “The Islamic Finance Industry:...
Dr. Hamed Merah | March 31, 2016

Can Finance Be Socially Conscious?

Can Finance Be Socially Conscious?
Courtesy of the Islamic Finance and Ethics Society. The first student-led Islamic finance conference - a great job by the IFES!This video was recorded at the London School of Economics on 27 Februar...
Harris Irfan | March 23, 2016

The Future of Islamic Finance in Britain

The Future of Islamic Finance in Britain
Courtesy of the Islamic Finance and Ethics Society. This video was recorded at the London School of Economics on 27 February 2016.
Harris Irfan | March 22, 2016

Thoughts on Iran’s Toxic Banking Assets

Thoughts on Iran’s Toxic Banking Assets
Imagine that your bank’s bad loans totalled 15% of its balance sheet. What conclusion would you draw? The bank lacks credit control, customers are dishonest, rates are exorbitant, or the marke...
Abdulkader Thomas | March 16, 2016

UK Government Sukuk & the Daily Mail

UK Government Sukuk & the Daily Mail
I wonder what people are thinking. On January 29th, The Daily Mail screamed “Revealed: The government buildings sold off by the Treasury as part of the secret Islamic bond scheme and now op...
Abdulkader Thomas | February 27, 2016

Factors That Drive Investment In Turkey

Factors That Drive Investment In Turkey
Over the last decade the Turkish economy has been one of the most vibrant economies in the world, more than doubling its GDP to over US$ 800 billion. This internationalisation has been mainly led by...
IB Insights | February 24, 2016

Aramco and Gulf Wealth De-distribution

Aramco and Gulf Wealth De-distribution
Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP), in Jubail on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.In a recent interview with the Economist, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and head of the S...
Emad Mostaque | January 15, 2016

Islamic Finance in Indonesia: Waking up the Sleeping Giant

Islamic Finance in Indonesia: Waking up the Sleeping Giant
Financial institutions have a largely untapped market in Indonesia’s “digitally enabled but unbanked” population. Providers with digital capabilities are particularly well placed t...
Jonathan Lawrence | January 11, 2016