Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday evening wrap up

Finally having reached the end of a very long week, I only really have time to list the news of the week that I haven't been able to blog about. Next week should see me back to regular blogging --Blake Goud

I wrote a letter to the editor of the Financial Times, which appeared on their website today. The letter was about the hold-up in a U.K. sovereign sukuk.

The International Islamic Finance Congress will be heldin Abu Dhabi, UAE from November 19-22. The World Islamic Infrastructure Finance conference will be held in Qatar from November 4-5.

Nakheel may issue shares before its $3.5 billion sukuk matures.

After Eid this year, sukuk issuance is expected to remain strong.

Takaful Malaysia Bhd plans to expand significantly with help from investors from Abu Dhabi.

Despite lagging behind locations like Singapore & Malaysia, Hong Kong wants to be a hub for Islamic finance.

Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes launched a China/Hong Kong Titans Index.

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