Friday, September 21, 2007

IMF Survey Magazine on Islamic finance

The IMF Survey Magazine devotes the 'IMF Research' section to Islamic banking and finance.
Islamic Banking Makes Headway

Malaysia: An Islamic Capital Market Hub
Doha Bank, a Qatari bank, is working to expand into Japan and provide Japanese financial institutions with a link to the Middle East. The Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is exploring a sukuk issue, which would be the first from a government organization within the Group of Eight countries.

Malaysia looking to develop standards for Islamic financing of construction.

Islamic products may provide a higher return than conventional investments, according to economists in Kuwait.

Pakistan will see its first mortgage-backed sukuk.

Lloyd's TSB made a public commitment to Islamic finance.

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