New developments in Islamic trade finance

At the 34th Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Edogan urged that boosting trade between Islamic countries would make them stronger – a call to

Support spreads for Shariah compliant financing

Regulatory authorities around the world have been updating their legislation to encourage Shariah compliant consumer and corporate lending, as increasing numbers of Muslim-majority jurisdictions recognize the importance of encouraging access to Islamic financing channels to promote economic and corporate growth. Pakistan breaks

Islamic financing deals hit major milestone

On the 31st October, deals transacted on Nasdaq Dubai’s groundbreaking Murabahah Platform for Islamic financing passed the US$100 billion mark – reflecting the strong demand for Shariah compliant corporate financing tools and highlighting the importance of the structure in the institutional marketplace.

Islamic leasing expands into new markets

Leasing, or Ijarah, is one of the most common concepts in the Islamic finance armory. Used in a wide variety of applications from Sukuk structures to home financing loans, from mutual funds to bank financing, the contract is both popular and easily

Malaysian Islamic banks offer clear advantage over conventional competitors

Domestic Islamic financing growth in Malaysia is outpacing the conventional market, driven by a regulatory push to make Islamic banks more competitive in the global marketplace. Decades of government support have given Islamic banks an edge over their conventional peers – making