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Fallacies of Islamic deposit and investment accounts in Sabah

According to Bank Negara Malaysia (2015), the total deposits for savings, current and fixed accounts were RM33,989.30 million, RM63,753.1 million and RM236, 045.4 million, respectively as at December...
Hanudin Amin | December 26, 2016

Six Factors Driving the Future of Islamic Banking (Part I)

Six Factors Driving the Future of Islamic Banking (Part I)
During the last few decades, the Islamic Banking industry witnessed a sustained growth that resulted the total asset size exceeding over two trillion dollars. Now the Islamic Banking is no longer an...
Mabroor Mahmood | January 02, 2017

"Do I have to be a Muslim to participate in Islamic finance?"

"Do I have to be a Muslim to participate in Islamic finance?"
  Once again my sincere thanks for returning to this page and for all your helpful and constructive comments after last month’s article on “Oil up the gears and move through them.&...
Daud Vicary | November 24, 2016

Egypt devalues - now the hard work starts

After struggling with a lack of dollars in its economy for over a year, the Egyptian central bank finally threw in the towel, moving to a liberalisation of the pound against the dollar to allow the ma...
Emad Mostaque | November 04, 2016

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Indonesia - Part 2

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Indonesia - Part 2
Real Estate Investment Trust is known in Indonesian regulation terminology as “Dana Investasi Real Estate” or abbreviated nicely as DIRE (read: dee-ray or dē-rā). DIRE is not an exact tr...
Yoga Prakasa | November 02, 2016

How to fix the oil market

The oil market is broken. Volatile prices are undermining global energy security and increasing geopolitical risk. Getting agreement for a production cut among the Organization of the Petroleum Export...
Emad Mostaque | October 26, 2016

Real Economy and Islamic Finance: “Oil up the gears and move through them”

Real Economy and Islamic Finance: “Oil up the gears and move through them”
Thank you so much for returning to this page and for all your helpful and constructive comments after last month’s article. Your support and engagement is much appreciated. This month I would...
Daud Vicary | October 28, 2016

Islamic REITs as an Investment Asset for Waqf Management in Indonesia - Part 1

Islamic REITs as an Investment Asset for Waqf Management in Indonesia - Part 1
Editor's Note: In this series of articles on IslamicBanker.com, Yoga Prakasa explores Islamic REITs as an investment asset for waqf management in Indonesia, with particular focus on regula...
Yoga Prakasa | October 22, 2016

A cunning plan for Saudi & Deutsche Bank

A cunning plan for Saudi & Deutsche Bank
Markets are starting to feel post-traumatic stress once more as the looming DoJ fine of up to $14bn weighs on the share price and perceived credit-worthiness of Deutsche Bank. Some hedge funds...
Emad Mostaque | October 02, 2016

Education in Islamic Finance - The Winds of Change

Education in Islamic Finance - The Winds of Change
Last month I was able to reflect on events that had impacted positively on me and used the title of “Joining up the dots”. This month I would like to comment on an area that has been a c...
Daud Vicary | September 28, 2016