Dubai World was bailed out by Abu Dhabi in December, but the near default of sukuk issued by Dubai property company Nakheel could have much broader implications for the development of Islamic finance....
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Dubai World’s debt repayments standstill on November 25 and its continuing credit ramifications for the emirate have raised the prospect of a governance shake-up in Islamic finance. News on December 14 that Abu Dhabi, the regulatory capital of the United...
Following recent events in Dubai, there has been a flurry of articles on sukuk defaults, with some commentators suggesting Islamic finance will wane. While many seem sure that defaults will occur, others have suggested sukuk holders’ rights and the...
The rapid growth of the Islamic financial market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and South East Asia over the last five years has created a thriving market for the suppliers of support technology to develop and enhance their offerings to...
Malaysia's CIMB Islamic Bank is offering a bank account with a twist - it resembles a structured product. The capital-protected Max InvestSave allows people to deposit and withdraw as little as M$50 for 15, 20, 25 or 30 years. The sharia-compliant product...
The FSA and the UK Treasury have launched a joint consultation on the legislative framework for alternative finance investment bonds.
A handful of firms have launched platforms they claim provide investors with access to hedge funds in a sharia-compliant manner. But with speculation and uncertainty prohibited under sharia, can hedge funds ever appeal to Islamic investors? By Ryan Davidson...
Attempts by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association to establish a master agreement for sharia-compliant derivatives have been in the works since the early part of the decade. With no fixed date on when the agreement will emerge, what effect...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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