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  • This is Islamic Finance

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    IslamicFinance.com is the home of the Islamic Finance Industry.

    Engage with the Islamic Financial Market with IslamicFinance.com
    Stay informed with the industry’s leading Islamic finance resource which alongside its sister platform Sukuk.com provides exclusive insights into the Sharia compliant financial industry. Free access to Sukuk and Islamic Bank databases, standards, investments and directory of market participants.

    Audio Credits
    Darren Loveday, Stephen Loveday - Power To Progress

    Video Credits
    Dubai Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, WIEF, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Qatar National Bank, Gulf Finance House, Brunei Ministry of Finance, HSBC Amanah, Panin Bank Syariah, Muzn Islamic Banking, Noor Bank, Qatar National Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Tun Razak Exchange.

    The Islamic Finance Industry
    Current Industry size of between $2 Trillion and $4 Trillion and growing at 17% per annum. Industry size though much larger, consider half of S&P500 is Sharia compliant - valued at $1.9 Trillion alone and not included in official figures.

    Islamic Finance Centres
    Major Islamic Finance Centres are Kuala Lumpur, London, Luxembourg and Dubai whilst Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey and Indonesia are all developing their Islamic markets.

    Islamic Finance is for all Mankind
    Malaysia is home to the most developed Islamic Finance market. Non-Muslims make up significant portion of Islamic Bank customers as Sharia compliant products are ethical and tend to be more competitive than conventional financial products in Malaysia.

    Growth Drivers - Population and Demographics
    25% of world population is Muslim, but only 2% of global assets are Sharia compliant.

    Growth Drivers - Growing Middle Classes
    Growth is being driven by affluent and emerging middle class Muslims globally looking for investing solutions based on Sharia and Ethical principles.

    Growth Drivers - Oil and Gas Wealth
    Excess liquidity from Middle East and Asian Sovereign Wealth Funds is eager to place funds into Sharia compatible instruments.

    Longer Term Growth
    Longer-term growth will be driven by greater coordination and consolidation within the currently fragmented Islamic Finance industry.

    Financial Inclusion
    Islamic Financial services will continue to show strong growth as unbanked populations participant with the financial sector. 8% of Turkish adults do not have a bank account for religious reasons, according to a 2014 World Bank report.

    Sukuk
    After Islamic Banking, Sukuk represent the biggest element of Islamic Finance. Sukuk is asset securitization based on Sharia principles and often viewed as Islamic Bonds. The United Kingdom became the first non-Muslim country to issue a sovereign Sukuk in 2014.

    Market Demand
    Rated Sukuk are heavily oversubscribed, whilst quality companies which covert operations to Islamic Finance principles are able to attract Islamic investors. Vodafone Qatar converted its operations to those based on Sharia rules and practises, its shares jumped 22%.

    International Islamic Finance
    The US Dollar dominates Islamic Finance transactions whilst the Malaysian Ringgit has emerged as a popular cross border currency. English Law governs most international Islamic Finance contracts. Show less
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  • Islamic Finance and Sukuk Play all

    IslamicFinance.com and its sister site Sukuk.com are initiatives for the enhancement and development of the Islamic finance market by means of free access to a comprehensive Sukuk database of issued sukuk and its arrangers, structure and issuer data, the latest Islamic finance market news, trends and information as well as the biggest database of qualified industry professionals and services firms.
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