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Islamic Finance

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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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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Belgian Economic Mission to the UAE – seminar in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative of His Majesty the King and Ministers

Speaker at the Islamic Economy in Belgium: Scope & Concrete Opportunities seminar

Hosted at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai on 26th March 2015

Topic: Introduction of Sukuk and issuance in the UAE

Presenter: Ahmad Waheed

Key Discussion Points:

• The concept of sukuk
• Legal & Regulatory Framework
• The Asian market […]

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Belgian Economic Mission to the UAE – breakfast in presence of HRH Princess Astrid, Representative of His Majesty the King and Ministers

March, 2015

The President of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Mrs Michèle Sioen, invited BSA, as a members of IsFin, to take part in a the FEB breakfast, attended by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative of His Majesty the King, and Ministers.
The event brought together […]

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BSA and ISFIN host Islamic business networking reception in Dubai.

The reception took place in Dubai on 29 October 2014, during the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) which was held on 28 – 30 October at Madinat Jumeirah conference. WEIF is the largest event worldwide for the Islamic economy.

BSA and ISFIN  collaboratively presented the opportunities for Dubai as […]

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Country report – UAE: Leading the way in the Middle East

The past month witnessed the announcement of several pieces of groundbreaking news fostering the growth and presence of Shariah compliant products in the Middle Eastern market. The latest developments are pushing hard at the limits and boundaries of the Islamic finance industry as serious new players are coming […]

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