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August 25, 2009
PETRONAS 5-YEAR 1.5BN SUKUK HERALDS A NEW ERA IN MALAYSIA
Menafn.com(Arab News)
The recent 5-year $1.5 billion Sukuk Al-Ijarah (leasing sukuk) issued by Malaysian state oil company, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), marks a new era of bond and sukuk (Islamic securities) issuance in the country.
 
 
August 25, 2009
ISLAMIC FINANCE CAN HELP BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF BOOM AND BUST
Menafn.com
The role of Islamic finance in contributing to global financial market stability and preventing the excesses that has led to the near catastrophic collapse of the conventional banking system may not have got a hearing at the G20 summit earlier this year
 
 
August 24, 2009
QATAR ISLAMIC BANK TO ADD FOUR BRANCHES
Muslim.Net
Qatar Islamic Bank plans to open four more branches by the year-end. The bank recently opened its 25th branch in Dukhan. With four more branches, the bank's branch network will expand to 29.
 
 
August 24, 2009
ISLAMIC FINANCE CAN HELP BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF BOOM AND BUST
MENA FN.Com
Article titled “Islamic Finance Can Help Break the Vicious Cycle of Boom and Bust”.
 
 
August 24, 2009
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY By Hakim Joe
Malaysia Today
A lot of people don’t know this but Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) was once the largest player in the international currencies market.
 
 
July 06, 2009
Home Business - Week in Focus
The Edge Financial Daily
Signing Ceremony Between AFb and TH Indo.
 
 
July 06, 2009
Week in Pictures
The Edge
Signing Ceremony Between AFb and TH Indo.
 
 
April 2009
Competing for advantage in Islamic finance
Washington Times Global
Any market producing annual double-digit growth rates and expected to be worth over $1 trillion within two years is going to entice new entrants,
encourage existing one to solidify their market positions and inevitably,
see others fade away as they fail to adapt to changing circumtances.
 
 
April 2009
At the global crossroads of established traditions and modern economics:The International Center for Education in Islamic Finance
Washington Times Global
In the financial world today "growth" and "hiring" are not word one frequently encounters,
but for the practitioners of Islmaic finance there appears to bo no problem as pressing as that of identifying,
hiring and retaining top-quality talent.
 
 
March 2009
INTERVIEW-Islamic Banks Influence To Grow From Crisis
Dow Jones Newswires
Islamic banks will emerge from the global
financial crisis more influential, spurred by demand from Muslims in the
Middle East and Asia, according to the chief executive of Gulf-backed Asian Finance Bank.
 
 
March 2009
OPINION-Wary markets seen shying from "riskier" sukuk  forms
Reuters News
The ijara, musharaka and mudaraba
structures have emerged as the most popular form of sukuk structure for both investors and issuers alike.