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Dubai to challenge London with Islamic financing platform

Reuters – Dubai will compete with London for a share of Islamic banks’ liquidity management business by offering a new platform for murabaha trading. Many Islamic banks around the world manage their short-term funds with murabaha, in which one bank acquires merchandise and another agrees to buy it at a mark-up. Traditionally, banks from the …

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Saudi retailer Alhokair eyes US, UK buys; plans debut sukuk

Reuters – Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Co., the Saudi retailer which franchises brands such as Zara and Marks and Spencer in the kingdom, is studying three to five acquisition targets in the United States and United Kingdom, a company official said on Monday. The firm, the largest listed retailer on the Saudi stock market, also aims …

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Luxembourg bill for debut sukuk to take 2-5 months to pass

Reuters – Luxembourg’s parliament could pass a bill as soon as two months from now to facilitate its first issue of sovereign sukuk, though an upcoming budget vote may delay approval for five months, a legislative official told Reuters. Last month, the Luxembourg government presented a bill to parliament to allow the securitisation of assets …

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Bahrain aims for new business with Takaful, sukuk rules

Reuters – Bahrain’s central bank will release a new regulatory framework for Islamic insurance (takaful) this quarter, in an overhaul of standards which the regulator hopes will attract new business in a sector it helped to pioneer. The kingdom has been a major hub for Islamic finance in the Gulf but in the last few …

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After Arab Spring, Islamists test religion in economics

By Farah Halime With the rise of political Islam across North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, Islamic finance is being touted as the solution to decades of unemployment and economic inequality. “We’ve tried socialism, we’ve tried capitalism, now we’re trying Islam,” cried supporters of Mohamed Morsi, when he was …

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