Sector Report: Islamic Finance

  ISLAMIC FINANCE: ISLAMIC BANKING BY THE BOOK   By Anita Hawser   The growing popularity of Islamic financing and an intensified focus on risk management in the global banking industry are prompting greater awareness of the need for a ...

Islamic Finance: A New Frontier

TRENDS: ISLAMIC FINANCE IN LATIN AMERICA   By Antonio Guerrero   With Islamic financial institutions seeking to expand into emerging markets in Africa and Asia, could Latin America be next?   While Islamic financial institutions have aggressively expanded through Asia and ...

Standard Bearers

SECTOR FOCUS — ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SERVICES   By Anita Hawser   Calls for standardized regulation of Islamic financial services are growing louder in the wake of the global financial crisis.   Islamic banks emerged from the recent financial crisis with ...

Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup   By Gordon Platt   Dubai Mall: Mixed fortunes for Dubai’s property sector Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, has purchased an approximately 15% stake in London's Gatwick Airport, although it would not confirm the ...

On The Right Path

ON THE RIGHT PATH   By Gordon Platt     For the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), there have been setbacks on the road to a common currency, which now appears unlikely to be introduced anytime in the next five years, ...

Gulf Report: Game Changer

ISLAMIC FINANCING BREAKTHROUGH   By Anita Hawser   GAME CHANGER   The arrival of the first globally standardized documentation for privately negotiated Islamic hedging products marks a major breakthrough in Islamic finance and risk management.     Compared to the ...

Market Forces

FOCUS: ISLAMIC FINANCE IN ASIA   A centralized approach to Islamic finance is helping Asia develop an industry that may challenge the Middle East as the global hub.   By Anita Hawser   The Middle East is often thought of ...