Greater 'trust factor' as halal certification meets Islamic fintech

2018-12-12 09:26

There's a fresh solution in the offing for Muslim consumers facing uncertainty over Halal certifications: verification via blockchain.

How do Islamic finance products work?

2018-03-31 18:35

The increasing popularity of sharia finance means there’s another set of products available for the public to consume, which work differently to how we’ve come to know banking and investments.

How Muslim financing can thrive - IMF

2015-04-06 20:44

The Islamic finance system faces several key challenges if it is to unlock its huge potential and develop safely, the International Monetary Fund says.

Islamic bond market set for massive growth

2014-10-28 20:10

Investments in Islamic bonds are set to grow worldwide as financial centres vie to tap an increasing appetite for Muslim-friendly debt, experts say.

StanChart opens Islamic banking in Kenya

2014-03-19 12:45

Standard Chartered has launched Islamic banking services in Kenya and it will use Kenya as a testbed for expanding the brand across the continent.

SA to launch its first Islamic bond

2014-02-26 19:42

South Africa will launch its first sukuk Islamic bond this year, as it seeks to diversify its debt obligations, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.


One cryptocurrency thinks it is Sharia-compliant, but for Muslim investors the blockchain still has pitfalls

2018-04-12 15:00

OneGram believes it is the first digital coin backed by gold – and that it is Sharia compliant, though things are still complicated for Muslim investors.

SA plans return to Islamic bond market to plug budget gap

2018-03-06 10:51

The debut sale of Islamic bonds has had investors clamouring for four times the amount offered.

Sukuk fund ushers in Islamic finance

2014-12-05 16:09

The latest entrant into Islamic finance is leading the industry in the new direction of socially responsible investment.

Major Moroccan banks plan Islamic offshoots

2014-03-23 18:49

Two of Morocco's biggest banks are preparing to launch Islamic subsidiaries as the Moroccan parliament discusses a bill regulating Islamic banks, sources say.

Kenya eyes Islamic finance framework

2014-03-04 20:18

Kenya's financial regulator is proposing a separate regulatory framework for Islamic financial institutions designed to boost capital markets.

SA to debut Islamic bond soon - Al Baraka

2013-11-25 19:28

South Africa is expected to launch its debut Islamic bond issue during the first quarter of 2014, says Al Baraka Bank CEO Adnan Ahmed Yousif.

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