Tuesday, April 17, 2007

News catch up, part three

I have continued to be busy since the conference at Harvard Islamic Finance Program as I travel to New York City to meet with a few journalists about the Institute. I will return to Portland this evening so the blog should return to normal over the next few days.

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) will open the Executive MBA program with Cass Business School. The Financial Times provides some details about the program including a Shari'ah-compliant trading floor.

The Economic Secretary of HM Treasury Ed Balls hosted a "high-level meeting" about Islamic finance at No. 11 Downing Street. The meeting focused on describing the changes in laws made by the government to make Islamic mortgages and sukuk to make them tax-advantageous on par with conventional products.

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