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Challenges for Islamic finance in the USA

The biggest challenge is the First Amendment of the US Constitution Camille Paldi  March 14, 2017: With proper regulation, legislation, and dispute resolution, Islamic finance, sukuk (Islamic bond) and takaful (Islamic insurance) have tremendous possibilities in the United States at this moment in time. Modes of Islamic finance, including musharakah, mudharabah, murabahah, tawarruq, salam, and istisna’a, can enhance the capitalist performance of...
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Oman’s appetite for Islamic finance products is growing

Islamic banking assets in the Gulf nation are projected to reach 10% of total banking assets by 2018 Camille Paldi March 31, 2016: In the Oman Vision 2020 framework issued by the government, the country proclaimed that it is determined to reduce its dependency on oil revenues through diversification of the economy. Al Maha Financial...
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The treatment of qard in takaful

The operator plays an important role that the management of a conventional mutual does not in the event of a periodic deficit Camille Paldi November 5, 2015: Takaful or Islamic insurance is a booming industry around the world. In fact, many Western insurance companies already engage in the takaful business in the Middle East and...
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Only if you have a lot of time on your hands

Book review of ‘Takaful Investment Portfolios: A study of the composition of takaful funds in the GCC and Malaysia’ by Mehmet Asutay Camille Paldi February 16,2015: Takaful Investment Portfolios: A Study of the Composition of Takaful Funds in the GCC and Malaysia provides an explanation and analysis of the investments of takaful funds in the...
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Islamic insurance: The next global trend

Takaful is about risk-pooling while proprietary insurance is concerned with risk transfer Camille Paldi January 13, 2015: Takaful, or Islamic insurance, is a cooperative scheme, where in the participants pay a premium in the form of donation, or tabarru, in a common pool in return for the ability to draw upon that pool upon a...
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Market for takaful in Europe is looking brighter

The parallels with the mutual sector are helping Tim Evershed November 28, 2014: Takaful insurance can have a bright future in Europe due to its parallels with the mutual sector, according to panellists at International Finance Magazine’s EU Islamic Finance and Banking Summit that took place in London on November 18-19. Non-marine mutual insurance can...