International Finance

Category : Islamic Banking

Senegal as the West African Hub for Islamic Finance

Senegal’s attraction to banks rests on its macroeconomic and political stability. Senegal as the West African Hub for Islamic Finance Senegal’s banking system is one of Africa’s most competitive. Yet, there is still lot of scope for it to expand and improve due its steady economic growth and a large unbanked population. If this rise...

Boom Times for Islamic Education

The object of the Islamic economic system is to secure the widest and most beneficial distribution of wealth through institutions, set-up by it and through moral exhortation. Muslims worldwide abide strictly by the teachings of their founder Muhammad, who led his life as a humble merchant and was a “trustworthy one” by all those who...

Islamic Finance a Global Alternative for Socially Responsible Investment

The Rise of Socially conscious consumers, entrepreneurs and Leaders in the U.S who expect business to play an ethical role in generating social good is the reason for the increase in the performance of Islamic Banking. Islamic finance is certainly the fastest growing segments of international financial markets. While the U.S. relationship with the Islamic...

The Internet in Egypt, First Revolution now Jobs?

E-commerce is gradually becoming a means to provide new jobs for fresh graduates in Egypt. Cairo – Today, well over two years into the Egyptian revolution, increased numbers of Egyptian youth are still struggling to find jobs. With political instability looming large, the economy receives one blow after another. Unemployment has hit new highs –...

Western governments and companies are poised to test Islamic bond markets

The UK’s Islamic Finance Secretariat puts the value of Sharia-compliant assets globally at trillion dollars. A story surfaced in the Malaysian media last September suggesting that the ESB was planning to issue an Islamic-compliant bond, or sukuk, as part of its future funding arrangements. Sukuk are structured to pay profits or rent, rather than traditional...