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Mortgage Basics when Building a home

November, 2016
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A Rundown of the most important things to know about home financing in the UAE
With property prices easing and an abundance of new properties available, more people are choosing to purchase property either as an investment or to reside in. It is true that it is often […]

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Measuring the Damage

November, 2016
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A Tenant’s legal remedy when an apartment goes up in smoke
After the recent spate of fires in Dubai, questions arose regarding tenant rights when an apartment suffers damage. It is difficult times when tenants have to find alternate accommodation after a fire, while advance rent has […]

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New UAE Funds Regulation and its Effect on Insurers

New UAE Funds Regulation and its Effect on Insurers

In June 2016, the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (the “Authority”) issued Authority Chairman Resolution No. (9/R.M) of 2016 Concerning the Regulation of Mutual Funds (the “Regulation”), which will become effective upon publication in the Official Gazette […]

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Implementation of the Value Added Tax in the United Arab Emirates

Introduction
In February 2016, the Ministry of Finance announced the introduction of Value Added Tax (“VAT”) in the UAE, and has ended a long period of speculation and discussion of “when” and “if” VAT would be introduced.

According to the announcement, the UAE will impose VAT at a […]

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The UAE sets up national regulatory Shariah authority

This month witnessed the much-awaited announcement regarding the establishment of a national regulatory authority for Shariah in the UAE which is expected to further promote the overall local Islamic economy.

Earlier in May, the UAE cabinet approved the launch of a national regulatory Shariah authority which will […]

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The UAE Islamic finance industry hits the ground running in 2016

The UAE is moving ahead with its plans with respect to the development of the Islamic economy. 2016 started with the announcement of a number of Islamic compliant transactions that further foster Dubai’s objective to become a global Islamic capital.

Islamic products are getting more popular and […]

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Growth of the Islamic banking sector in the UAE on track

The Islamic finance sector in the UAE during 2015 featured a substantial expansion. The nature of growth witnessed
throughout the first and second quarter of 2015 was mainly seen in the banking, finance and insurance sectors. There has also been a growing interest in the Shariah compliant structures […]

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Speaking engagement at the Islamic Insurer’s Association of London (IIAL)

Speaker at the Islamic Insurer’s Association of London (IIAL).
Hosted by IIAL in partnership with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), held at DIFC, on 8th November 2015 hop over to this website.
Topic: IIAL & UAE: Working in Partnership to Develop Islamic Insurance
Presenters: Dr. Ahmad Bin […]

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Recent Islamic Finance developments in the UAE

The international Islamic economy continues to grow and Dubai made good progress towards its ambitious aspiration to become the leading Islamic business hub. This article is a summary of the progress and the major transactions made in the UAE lately.
Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC)
The Dubai International […]

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The UAE — A key participant in the Islamic finance economy

A number of delegations visited the UAE in the past period with the aim of focusing on the terms of cooperation between the UAE and various European governments with respect to the promotion of the Islamic finance sector. This definitely is helping in shaping the progressive role the […]

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