Islamic Bank Awards 2011: By Region

Regional Awards Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Kuwait Finance House Kuwait Finance House was the first Islamic bank established in Kuwait. It is now a market leader in the GCC and beyond, offering a wide range of shariah-compliant products. KFH has ...

Islamic Bank Awards 2011

ANNUAL SURVEY: ISLAMIC FINANCE   By Gordon Platt   The Islamic finance industry is benefiting from a lack of confidence in the conventional banking sector and is expanding rapidly in emerging markets.   The global financial crisis has forced bankers ...

FX: Concerns Linger After Currency War

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Matt Greco Things may not look quite as bleak as they did a couple of months ago when there was talk—however irresponsible—of currency wars as trade war by other means, but international currency markets ...

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 unified—and appropriate—regulatory regime. ...

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 Africa, Latin ...

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 ...