GLOBAL FINANCE

11 10 2016

Will Brexit break London's place as FinTech Capital?

Fintech, it’s described as the disruption in financial services pushed by consumer needs and the adaptation to advancing technologies, but while most institutions and banks are developing to embrace the new innovations, concerns are surfacing in the Financial technology capital, London, as to whether it can hold onto its crown as the leading.......

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27 06 2016

Discussion over contemporary issues of Halal food and their solutions – Organized by Halal Research Council
Islam clarified the rights of animals along with human rights about 1400 years ago.

A special sitting was arranged by Halal Research Council to discuss the latest issues of Halal food and how we can overcome them. Prof. Dr. Javaid Aziz Awan, Prof. Dr. Sohaib, Mufti Muhammad Ahsan Zafar, Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Mufti Raees Ahmed and Mr. Ghulam Murtaza attended the session. Speakers stressed upon the fact that the rules made for the.......

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18 04 2016

Islamic Agricultural Finance can be utilized as tool of Financial Inclusion: Zubair Mughal
Islamic Agricultural Finance is an Ideal Product for the Development of Rural Economy

The agriculture sector lacks financial resources, due to which small-scale farmers are facing a lot of problems, consequently affecting the agriculture and livestock sector. But in Muslim countries including Pakistan, the primary reason behind the lack of financial inclusion in the agricultural sector is unavailability of such financial products.......

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04 12 2015

Apex Islamic Micro Finance leaders gathered at GIMF in Malaysia
Global leaders from 30 Countries unified for Development of Islamic Microfinance, Poverty alleviation and financial inclusion.

Under the benefaction of AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (AlHuda-CIBE) and Akhuwat, the 5th Global Islamic Microfinance forum (GIMF) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which was attended by the officials and delegates from 30 countries including Pakistan, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Canada, Tanzania, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Azerbaijan.......

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23 11 2015

AlHuda CIBE has long term vision for East African Islamic Finance Market.
2nd African Islamic Finance Forum will be held in Tanzania during March, 2016: Zubair Mughal

International workshop on Takaful (Islamic Insurance) was held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania which was organized by “Takaful Consultancy Wing” of AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking & Economics (CIBE), the specialized workshop focused on the concept of Takaful, its history, and how it differs from conventional insurance, different models,.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

28 09 2015

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Euronext has expanded its Spotlight options offering with new options on Flow Traders NV (FLW), a technology-enabled liquidity provider that specialises in exchange traded products (ETPs). The options follow the company’s successful IPO on Euronext Amsterdam in July this year and are available for trading as from 14 September. In.......

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17 09 2015

5th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum will be held in Malaysia
Forum is being jointly organized by AKHUWAT and ALHUDA- CIBE in order to alleviate poverty

Poverty is being recognized as the top of the global problems as it is spreading day by day but even more worrying situations that the Muslim world is being hit even more severely, as it is being considered as number one agenda of “Financial Inclusion”. As per a careful estimate, almost 46% of the Poor live in Muslim countries, where.......

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15 07 2015

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Flow Traders

Flow Traders, a global technology-enabled liquidity provider that specialises in exchange traded products (ETPs), has listed on Euronext Amsterdam.Flow Traders quotes bid and ask prices, enabling market participants to buy and sell ETPs efficiently and provides liquidity in over 4,000 ETP listings across the globe, tracking all underlying asset.......

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10 06 2015

AlHuda CIBE Sign agreement with Islamic Chamber of Commerce (ICCIAU) to promote Islamic Banking in Uganda

AlHuda CIBE Sign agreement with Islamic Chamber of Commerce (ICCIAU) to promote Islamic Banking in UgandaIslamic banking has already taken off globally, and Islamic banking and finance is projected to exceed $2.2 trillion of assets by the end of 2015 as the industry extends its reach not only in Muslim Countries but globally as well. Uganda is.......

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10 06 2015

West Africa an Emerging Market of Islamic Finance: Zubair Mughal
Senegal A Ray of Hope for the Rest of West African Countries

There is an ample scope of Islamic banking and finance in western African region and Senegal can play a vital role in elevating it through the countries. It was spoken by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) while attending an international seminar on Takaful that was held at Dakar.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

10 06 2015

Permira Funds to Acquire Maker of PopCorners® and Other Better-For-You Branded and Private Label Snack Products

Permira, the international private equity firm, announced today that a company backed by the Permira funds has signed definitive agreements to simultaneously acquire Medora Snacks, LLC (“Medora”) and Ideal Snacks Holding Corporation (“Ideal”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Medora manufactures branded.......

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23 04 2015

Islamic Finance is emerging as an alternative source of financial sustainability in Europe
FAAIF and Al Huda CIBE to Conduct Joint lslamic Finance Training Event in Milan, Italy

Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer of Al Huda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics and Camille Paldi, CEO of FAAIF, plan to conduct a joint Al Huda and FAAIF Islamic finance training event on June 19-20, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  FAAIF and Al Huda, realizing the immense need for training on Islamic Banking and Finance in Europe, plan to.......

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30 03 2015

Halal Research Council will provide services to promote Halal Industry in Nigeria
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Halal Research Council (HRC) Pakistan & LCM Consulting Nigeria Limited

Halal Research Council and LCM consulting Nigeria limited have signed an agreement in Lahore. The MOU was signed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer Halal Research Council and Mohammad Lawal Shuaibu, Managing Director LCM consulting Nigeria limited. Both the organizations will work together for the promotion of Halal industry as.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

03 03 2015

Takaful perceived as having significant potential in Tanzania
AlHuda CIBE has a long term vision for the development of Islamic Banking and finance industry in Tanzania: Zubair Mughal

“Takaful is an opportunity whereby a big population of our people will have a chance to access insurance using Takaful system”. This was stated by Mr. Paul J. Ngwembe, Director Legal Enforcement, of Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (TIRA). He was speaking at the conclusion of a two days specialized Takaful workshop arranged for.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

21 01 2015

ARGON ASSET MANAGEMENT AND AFRICAN CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
The video-interview with Mothobi Seseli, CEO of Argon Asset Management

Argon Asset Management won IAIR Awards® as Excellence in Asset Management Corporate Social Investment Africa. The recognition was received on October 10th during the IAIR Awards fourth annual edition at Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan. For its ability in combining global standards with African investment needs, helping the.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

23 12 2014

AlHuda CIBE set to enter into Uganda Market
It include creating awareness, building capacity for banks staff training in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance said Imran Gul Khan, Head Senior Management, AlHuda CIBE

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) is set to enter into partnership with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) aimed at building capacity in banking and finance in Uganda. According to the Director of Engagement, Research and Innovation, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Florence Tushabe, UTAMU, the partnership will see the Islamic.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

18 12 2014

MASHREQ, BEST BANK OF THE MIDDLE EAST AT IAIR AWARDS 2014
Interview with John Iossifidis, Head of International Banking Group, Mashreq

Mashreq has been awarded Best Bank in the Middle East at IAIR Awards 2014. What are the most relevant results achieved so far and what are your goals for the future?Receiving the Best Bank in Middle East Award by IAIR was a privilege.  It is the latest in a string of recent accolades bestowed on Mashreq which may illustrate the areas where we.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

11 12 2014

Japan can get better financial positioning in Int’l market through Islamic Finance
Islamic Finance is not only confined in Muslim countries now but Non-Muslim countries also getting ample benefits from it.

(Dubai - UAE) Japan, the country of lowest interest rate and third largest national economy of the world, has big potential to get better financial positioning in international and regional financial markets by virtue of Islamic Banking and finance which is a missing component of Japanese financial industry, it was stated by renowned Islamic.......

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17 11 2014

AlHuda Developed the Capacity of Central Bank of Somalia for Islamic Microfinance
Program held in Mogadishu Somalia, Governor Central Bank appreciated the efforts of AlHuda CIBE

A 3 days comprehensive Capacity building program of Islamic Microfinance was held on demand of Central Bank of Somalia for the development of Islamic methodology to fight against the poverty in the under developed African country. This workshop was held in the second week of November at the premises of Central Bank of Somalia in Mogadishu –.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

14 11 2014

Blackstone and NWI Management develop new platform to invest in emerging markets

Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, and NWI Management (NWI), a global macro hedge fund, have launched Blackstone NWI Asset Management.BNAM will offer a platform of investment solutions for investors seeking to access fixed income emerging markets exposures. NWI is contributing.......

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14 11 2014

Van Eck to present first China bond-focused ETF in the US

Van Eck Global has launched the Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON), a US‐listed exchange-traded fund designed to provide investors with direct access to China’s onshore bond market.Van Eck launched the first ETF providing exposure to A-shares in the US (Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF) on 13 October 2010, and this summer.......

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10 11 2014

4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Came to an End in Dubai
Delegates from 25 countries participated, Ended releasing road map of industrial promotion

4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum was successfully ended in Dubai. The purpose of that forum was to promote, strengthen and unite the organizations of Islamic microfinance. The delegates from international organizations related to Microfinance, Islamic microfinance, micro insurance and NGOs participated in the event i.e. World Bank, Islamic.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

06 11 2014

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL INFORMATION - Societe Generale Group

Q3 14: SOLID RESULTS AND BALANCE SHEET_ Net banking income**: EUR 5.9bn, -1.8% vs. Q3 13_ Good control of operating expenses: -0.4%* vs. Q3 13_ Sharp decline in the commercial cost of risk: 58 bp(1) vs. 69 bp(1) in Q3 13_ Businesses’ operating income up +9.4%*_ Substantial increase in Group net income to EUR 836m vs. EUR 534m in Q3 13_ Fully.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

27 10 2014

Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Ready to Set New Standards
Forum will be held in Dubai and delegates from 25 countries will participate into it

4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum is going to be held on 1-2 November in Dubai to apply new standards in international Islamic microfinance organizations. The purpose of this forum is to generate new standards, dealing with Shariah issues, capability building and empowering the man power into this industry. Apart from other topics, role of IT.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

21 10 2014

Source appoints Paul Jackson to head new multi-asset research team

Exchange-traded products provider Source has appointed Paul Jackson as managing director and head of its newly created multi-asset research department.Jackson will be responsible for providing investors with research insights into macro-economic events and analysis of their relevance to the capital markets. “It is very important for.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

14 10 2014

Islamic Microfinance is an effective tool of Financial Inclusion
4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Logo Inaugurated in New York - USA

(New York) Islamic finance is the best suited system for poverty alleviation that can be utilized both by Muslims and non Muslims as an system to cut down poverty dilemma from all over the world, it can also be utilized as an effective tool of financial inclusion as Millions of Muslims are financially excluded due to religious reasons, this was.......

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24 09 2014

UBS presents four new ETFs on Deutsche Borse's Xetra

UBS Global Asset Management has launched four new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Deutsche Borse’s XTF segment.The UBS ETF – MSCI Emerging Markets Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (USD) enables investors to participate for the first time in the performance of large and medium-sized companies from 23 emerging market countries, which have a.......

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19 09 2014

Tanzania has Big Potential for Islamic Finance: Muhammad Zubair Mughal African Islamic Banking Road Show concludes in Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania have Big Potential for Islamic Finance and it would be the Islamic Banking hub for east African countries, it was stated by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, the Chief Executive Officer of AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics during the concluding ceremony of “African Islamic Banking and Finance Road show” in Dar e Salaam.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

16 09 2014

Two new PowerShares ETFs launched on Xetra

Two new equity index funds from the exchange-traded fund offering issued by PowerShares Global Funds have begun trading in the XTF segment on Xetra.The PowerShares Global Agriculture UCITS ETF tracks the performance of the Nasdaq OMX Global Agriculture Index. The reference index comprises globally active companies from the agricultural sector. The.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

25 08 2014

A New Initiative for the Development of Islamic Microfinance
The purpose is to promote Islamic Microfinance over the world: Zubair Mughal

(Lahore) Keeping in view rising concept of Islamic microfinance all over the world, a platform is formed to promote Islamic microfinance globally. The purpose of this platform is to strengthen it through publications, social media, discussion forums, and research. The platform will work as ‘Islamic Microfinance News’. This product has.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

25 08 2014

Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit

The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit that will be take place from the 22-23rd September 2014 in Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai, UAE with the aim of inspiring women to seek their highest level of professional development, by providing them with information, strategies, insights, and perspectives on leadership.It will be attended by emerging.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

25 07 2014

First Trust presents Global Risk Managed Income Index ETF

FT Portfolios Canada (First Trust Canada) has launched the common and advisor class of units of the First Trust Global Risk Managed Income Index ETF.The First Trust ETF seeks to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the Nasdaq Global Risk Managed Income Index, net of expenses. The investment strategy of the First Trust ETF is.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

25 07 2014

Argentarius launches first exchange-traded instrument under Malta Securitisation Act

The first exchange-traded instrument (ETI) issued under the Malta Securitisation Act has gone live on the European Wholesale Securities Market (EWSM).The Dynamic Trading Strategies ETI is linked to and backed by a performance linked bond issued by a Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle allowable under the Securitisation Act of Malta with the sole.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

23 07 2014

Global Islamic Microfinance Forum to be organized in Dubai
Logo Inauguration Ceremony held in Dubai that will be organized on November 01-02, 2014

(Lahore) Global Islamic Microfinance Forum (GIMF) will be organized jointly by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) and AKHUWAT on November 01-02, 2014. Dr. Amjad Saqib, Executive Director, AKHUWAT inaugurated the logo of GIMF in Logo Inauguration Ceremony at Crown Plaza Hotel Dubai yesterday, numerous people from financial,.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

11 07 2014

Barclays presents Women in Leadership index and ETNs

Barclays Bank has launched the Barclays Women in Leadership Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) on the NYSE Arca Exchange under the ticker symbol WIL.The ETNs began trading on 10 July. To celebrate the launch of the Women in Leadership index family and ETNs, Barclays rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on 10 July. The ETNs, which track the.......

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26 06 2014

Al Huda CIBE extending its services to the USA market
Islamic Banking & Finance has a Bright Future in the United States: Muh. Zubair Mughal

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE), continuing its commitment to bring Islamic finance to the United States, announces a joint-training workshop in Islamic Banking and Finance in conjunction with FAAIF and the University of New Orleans on October 06 and 07, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  Al Huda CIBE, having conducted.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

09 06 2014

AlHuda CIBE Eyes African Islamic Finance Market
AlHuda CIBE is committed to extend its services to 15 countries of Africa by the year end 2014

(Lahore) AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) chalks down the strategy to offer its services in African countries to promote Islamic banking and finance through consultancy, Research, education and capacity building where there is an excellent potential related to this industry. This was said by Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief.......

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26 05 2014

Recon Capital presents white label ETF platform

Recon Capital has launched a white label ETF Platform enabling asset managers, hedge funds, and registered investment advisers (RIAs) to tap into the USD1.7 trillion exchange-traded fund industry.Recon's ETF Platform helps asset managers bring innovative investment solutions to the exchange-traded fund and 1940 Act space. The platform focuses.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

16 05 2014

Pakistan and Sudan Leading in Islamic Microfinance Industry
Active Client Base of Islamic Microfinance have exceeded 2 Million: Zubair Mughal

(Islamabad) The demand of Islamic microfinance is rapidly increasing in order to serve poverty alleviation and social development, Its active client size have exceeded to 2 million now from which more than 700,000 belong to Sudan and more than 400,000 clients of Islamic Microfinance Institutions are from Pakistan. On the other hand, Yemen,.......

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09 05 2014

Horizons ETF launches Canada's first swap-based bond index ETF

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) has launched the Horizons Cdn Select Universe Bond ETF (HBB), which will provide investors with low-cost and tax-efficient exposure to the Canadian investment grade bond universe.HBB, which is now trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), seeks to replicate the performance of the Solactive Canadian Select.......

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24 04 2014

WisdomTree extends global reach in Latin America

La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR), the Mexican pension funds investment regulator, has approved six WisdomTree exchange-traded funds for sale to Mexican Pension Funds (AFORES).This is a necessary condition before they can be purchased in accordance with pension plan investment guidelines. There are.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

18 04 2014

MoU signed to promote Islamic Finance in France AlHuda CIBE and SAAFI France will jointly initiate various projects

(Lahore) Islamic finance is not confined to Middle East or Muslim countries rather it has gripped its roots in European countries and America as well. And the determination and efforts to become financial hub of London is the distinct example of the promotion of Islamic banking and finance. There is no denying the fact that the organizations of.......

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02 04 2014

SESRIC- OIC and AlHuda CIBE sign MoU
AlHuda CIBE will provide Trainings and Capacity Building services to Central Banks of OIC Member Countries

Statistical, Economic and Social Research & Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) – OIC and AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide trainings and Capacity Building services to the central banks of 57 member countries of Organization of Islamic Conference.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

02 04 2014

Brian Jacobs joins Direxion Funds as president

Alternative investment solutions provider Direxion has selected Brian Jacobs as its president. Jacobs is a 25-year veteran of the global asset management industry. Jacobs will be based in New York and will report to Dan O'Neill, chief executive officer of Direxion.....

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24 03 2014

Poverty in Europe can be reduced by Islamic Microfinance

In Europe 80% of the people which account for 17% of the whole European population, are living below the poverty line of European countries which is increasing in consequences of current European financial crisis and unemployment, while the major portion of European poverty prevails in eastern European countries i.e. Romania, Armenia, Albania,.......

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21 03 2014

Newfound Research expands business development team

Newfound Research, a quantitative asset management firm focused on tactical, ETF-based investment strategies, has appointed Paula Boyd as senior vice president of sales and marketing.Boyd joins Newfound during a time of substantial growth for the firm, as it expands the distribution of its investment strategies to discretionary separate accounts,.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

11 03 2014

Poverty in Muslim World is Rapidly Increasing: Zubair Mughal
Poverty can easily be driven away through Islamic Microfinance

(Tunis) Half of global poverty reside in Muslim world while the Muslim population is 24% of the total global population, if the dangerously increasing poverty in the Muslim community is not controlled soon then it will be alarming. These concerns were addressed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

06 03 2014

Horizons ETFs Management launches Horizons Korea KOSPI 200 ETF

Horizons ETFs Management (USA) has launched the Horizons Korea KOSPI 200 ETF (HKOR), the first ETF listed in the US that gives investors exposure to the KOSPI 200 Index.The index holds 200 blue chip companies listed on the Korea Exchange (KRX). HKOR seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, generally correspond to the.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

04 03 2014

Successful launch of Nationwide Road Show to promote Islamic Banking and Takaful
The awareness campaign has started from Peshawar, and will end in Karachi while passing through 30 different cities of Pakistan and organizing 100 events

(Peshawar) National awareness campaign “Road Show 2014” has started today  from Peshawar to promote the Islamic Banking and takaful, to trim down the rising criticism and objection on Islamic finance, thriving the Islamic Financial methods in Shariah perspective in the country to get rid of interest element by benefitting Islamic.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

25 02 2014

ETF Securities and E Fund license MSCI China A Index for new UCITS ETF

ETF Securities and E Fund Management (HK) have licensed the MSCI China A Index as the basis for a proposed exchange-traded fund (ETF)."We are delighted to be able to license the MSCI China A Index. We expect our product to be the first UCITS ETF listed in London tracking the MSCI China A Index which provides better diversification and.......

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25 02 2014

EXPO 2020: a destination for inspired leaders Business in Dubai, 6 years to penetrate the big boom market

There are tremendous opportunities for investors in the rising new world: Middle East, Asia and Africa” Said Mimoun Assraoui, CEO of RIF TRUST asset management expertise.   “The much acclaimed win Expo 2020 by Dubai and the imminent prospect of an upgrade to the coveted emerging market status will add dynamism to the economy that.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

24 02 2014

AlHuda CIBE will Organize African Islamic Banking and Finance Road Show
Int’l conferences will be organized in Tanzania, Tunisia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and Mauritius during the Road show

(Lahore): AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) is committed to hold an International Road Show on Islamic Banking and Finance that will be started from April 2014 form Tanzania and will successfully be ended by September 2014 in Mauritius by organizing Int’l conferences on Islamic Banking and Finance in seven (07) African.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

07 02 2014

BATS Global Markets names combined executive team

BATS Global Markets has named the members of its combined executive team, effective with the 31 January close of the company’s merger with Direct Edge. Joe Ratterman will remain BATS Global Markets CEO with William O’Brien joining as president. Ratterman, a co-founder of the company, and O’Brien, who joined Direct Edge as CEO.......

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22 01 2014

ETFs, Eyeing $3 trillion Assets Milestone in 2014
Deutsche Bank Exchange Traded Funds Annual Review & Outlook

Global ETF assets up by 28% and beyond the $2.2 trillion mark in 2013 Global ETF assets grew to $2.25 trillion during 2013 registering over 28% YoY growth. Out of the total growth, new cash flows contributed 14.7% (+$259bn), while the remaining 13.5% came from asset price increases. Global growth was led by the US ETF market that saw record.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

20 01 2014

Arab countries can alleviate poverty through Islamic microfinance

(Amman – Jordan) Poverty is increasing rapidly in the Arab countries which are blessed with surplus of mineral and oil resources, one of the reasons is absence of financial products for poverty alleviation which are compatible with their religious, cultural and social values and beliefs While through Islamic microfinance poverty can be.......

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14 01 2014

AdvisorShares launches Sage Core Reserves ETF

Actively-managed exchange-traded fund sponsor AdvisorShares is to launch the AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF (HOLD) on 15 January. HOLD is sub-advised by Sage Advisory Services, an Austin, Texas-based asset manager, with experience in fixed income portfolio management and ETF strategies.....

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14 01 2014

ETF Securities launches 18 new currency ETPs in Italy

•    Euro-based currency ETPs with delta 1 exposure to G10 currencies•    Complements company’s existing range of 3X leveraged currency ETPsETF Securities, one of the world’s leading, independent providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), will launch a new range of Euro based, delta 1 currency.......

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13 01 2014

Commodity ETP Assets in 2013 Decline by Most on Record as Gold Falls Out of Favour

Global commodity ETP assets under management (AUM) declined by $78bn to $122bn in 2013 on the back of a sharp decline in the gold price and outflows from gold ETPs. The decline in gold ETP AUM accounted for 91% of the decline in all commodity ETP assets in 2013. Non-gold commodity ETP outflows accounted for less than 1% of the AUM decline,.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

02 01 2014

2014 will be promising for Islamic Finance Industry

Islamic finance volume will be reaching at US $ 2 trillion with having 78% share of Islamic banking, 16% Sukuk, 1% Takaful, 4% Islamic funds and 1% Islamic Microfinance: Zubair Mughal.Islamic finance will grow with rapid pace in the year 2014 and its volume will pass through US $ 2 trillion where Islamic banking keeps 78%, Sukuk 16%, Takaful 1%,.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

16 12 2013

Tunisia has big potential for Islamic Finance: Zubair Mughal - Tunisia would be the global hub of Islamic Finance for French speaking countries

There are big opportunities to promote Islamic finance in Tunisia which can be the global hub of Islamic Finance for French speaking countries, said by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer - AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) in an international conference on “Finance and Enterprise” jointly organized by.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

13 12 2013

UBS launches ETN with 2x leveraged exposure to a closed-end fund

UBS Investment Bank has launched the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (CEFL) on the NYSE Arca.CEFL is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the ISE High Income Index, reduced by investor fees.....

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10 12 2013

STOXX launches emerging markets exposed index for Europe

STOXX Limited has launched the STOXX Europe 600 EM Exposed Index, which represents companies in the STOXX Europe 600 Index that derive a substantial part of their revenues from emerging markets countries.The new index provides exposure to these growing markets through liquid securities. The STOXX Europe 600 EM Exposed Index is designed to act.......

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04 12 2013

ETF Securities Commodity Outlook 2014: Strong China and U.S. demand to drive commodity prices higher in 2014

Commodities underperformed developed market equities for the third consecutive year in 2013, following ten years of outperformance. Slowing China growth, US Fed tapering jitters and rising supply expectations have been the main factors weighing on prices.  ETF Securities argues that 2014 will be a turnaround year for this laggard asset class........

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04 12 2013

A New Venture Established to Strengthen Islamic Finance in France and USA

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Al Huda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) and Franco-American Alliance for Islamic Finance (FAAIF) to cooperate in the development of Islamic banking and finance in France and the United States.  Both parties agreed to work together, leveraging their different areas of.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

15 11 2013

Invesco’s Heather Hunter to retire

After nearly 40 years in the investment management industry, Heather Hunter will be retiring from Invesco Canada at the end of the year.Hunter joined Invesco in 1999 from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, one of Canada's largest pension plans where, as vice-president, equities, she played a leading role in building its Canadian equity.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

15 11 2013

UBS launches ETN with 2x leveraged exposure to a diversified multi-asset index

UBS Investment Bank has launched the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Diversified High Income ETN (DVHL) on the NYSE Arca.DVHL is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the NYSE Diversified High Income Index, reduced by investor fees.....

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GLOBAL FINANCE

07 11 2013

New SPDR ETF gives investors access to smaller emerging market economies

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has listed a new exchange-traded fund on the Deutsche Borse Xetra – the SPDR MSCI EM Beyond BRIC UCITS ETF.The new ETF will track the MSCI EM Beyond BRIC Index providing investors with access to smaller emerging markets outside the BRIC region. The index includes all MSCI emerging market classified.......

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04 11 2013

ASEAN Countries have big potential for Islamic Finance: Zubair Mughal - Halal SMEs can be grown-up through Islamic Finance

(Manila - Philippines) There are multiple opportunities in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to promote Islamic Finance, through which Halal Industry can be flourished rapidly in the region. These views were expressed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE).......

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30 10 2013

International Trade can be enhanced through Halal Certification - The Global Halal Market size of 1.8 billion Muslim population is $ 3.2 trillion: Muhammad Zubair Mughal

(Istanbul) The importance of Halal Certification is being well-known because of rising awareness with Halal in Muslim societies which is increasing the Halal Certified products and services rapidly and finally international trade can be enhanced in the Halal marker having a size of $ 3.2 trillion of 1.8 billion Muslim population, these views were.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

21 10 2013

ETF Securities expects to see increased activity in ETPs on Borsa Italiana following introduction of the Italian Financial Transactions Tax

• The Italian Financial Transactions Tax (IFTT) will be levied on purchases in shares of Italian companies with a market capitalisation of over €500 million and will therefore increase transactional costs to investors• Transactions in UCITS Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities / Exchange Traded Currencies.......

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17 10 2013

Sustaining a Family’s Legacy across Generations

Susan R. Schoenfeld, a speaker at the marcus evans Private Wealth Management Summit Fall 2013, on family legacy plans. Interview with: Susan R. Schoenfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Wealth Legacy Advisors LLC“To sustain a family’s legacy across generations, the first and most important key to success is communication,” says.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

09 10 2013

AIMA PUBLISHES UPDATED GUIDE TO SOUND PRACTICES FOR HEDGE FUND VALUATION

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has updated its Guide to Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuation.The new edition of the guide takes account of recent regulatory reforms, including a summary of valuation requirements under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

09 10 2013

Islamic Microfinance should be Introduced Internationally: Dr. Fatima Al-Blooshi - Three days’ 3rd Global Islamic Microfinance Forum ended in Dubai with a declaration to put joint efforts for the poverty alleviation

(Dubai) Islamic Microfinance is an effective tool for the poverty alleviation and it should be introduced around the globe to state an effective policy for ultimate poverty alleviation from the world, these views were stated by Dr. Fatima Mohamed Yousif Al-Balooshi, Minister (Ministry of Social Development – Bahrain) as a Chief Guest in the.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

03 10 2013

Commodity ETPs Q3 2013: Commodity ETPs Turn the Corner

In Q3 2013, total assets in commodity ETP (Exchange Traded Products) assets rose $8.4bn (billion) to $135.3bn, marking the first quarterly rise since Q3 2012. The rise was driven by a combination of price increases and the largest quarterly inflows into non-gold commodity ETPs since Q1 2012.  Key commodity ETP flow trends in Q3.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

03 10 2013

RevenueShares launches first revenue-weighted dividend ETF

RevenueShares has expanded its family of ETFs with the launch of the RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Fund (RDIV), which provides exposure to the 60 highest yielding dividend stocks in the S&P 900.As the first revenue-weighted dividend ETF, RDIV is positioned to potentially capture the capital appreciation benefits of revenue-producing companies.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

16 09 2013

The Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Ready to Set New Standards - The Forum will determine the Standards and strategic policies for Sustainable Islamic Microfinance Development.

The Global Islamic Microfinance Forum on Islamic Microfinance is going to be held in U.A.E on 6th October, 2013 in which the delegates of more than 30 countries are expected. The purpose of Forum is to introduce Islamic Microfinance in the global canvas as an effective tool for poverty alleviation and Social development, to set its standards, to.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

27 08 2013

A Big Question Mark on Islamic Finance Industry - Muhammad Zubair Mughal

Apparently, it is a matter of pleasure that global volume of Islamic Finance Industry has crossed $ 1.3 Trillion approximately, which is, definitely, providing the best and compatible sources of finance with interest free modes.  According to a careful estimate, there are more than 2000 Islamic Financial Institutions are offering Islamic.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

27 08 2013

ETF Securities partners with The Royal Mint of Great Britain - First Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider to offer gold coin exchange service to retail investors in Gold Bullion Securities Limited

ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading, independent providers of exchange traded commodities (ETCs) has partnered with The Royal Mint to offer retail investors the opportunity to exchange their Gold Bullion Securities (GBS) for either Sovereigns or Britannias, Britain’s pre-eminent, investment grade bullion coins produced by The.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

26 07 2013

WisdomTree launches industry's first US SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund

WisdomTree, an exchange-traded fund sponsor and asset manager, has launched the WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) on the Nasdaq Stock Market.DGRS is designed to provide exposure to small-cap dividend-paying stocks with growth characteristics and has an expense ratio of 0.38 per cent.....

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GLOBAL FINANCE

26 10 2012

Vega-Chi launches first credit ATS for institutional investors

Vega-Chi US has presented the only high-yield bond trading platform solely for institutional investors.The electronic marketplace is initially being supported by over 40 buy-side participants with more than 60 firms in the pipeline to join within the first few months of trading. The platform is currently focused on high yield and distressed.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

12 10 2012

Turkish-Syrian tensions and oil prices

Oil prices jumped on Thursday the 11th, on escalating Turkish-Syrian tensions and expectations of lower crude output from key production fields in the North Sea, while corn hit three-week highs as government data pointed to the smallest U.S. crop in six years. Gold rose, snapping four days of declines, as the dollar's slide against the euro.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

12 10 2012

Banking sector can be saved by Islamic Finance?
Jikon Lai - University of Melbourne - has the answer

Islamic finance has grown and expanded rapidly in recent years. It was recently announced that, following in the footsteps of some of its European neighbours, Germany will soon have its first Islamic bank — which is ironic if you think about the history of the country. Ireland, a country of arguably staunch Catholics, is also making.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

11 10 2012

BMO names Prakash as head of wealth management products for Asia

BMO Global Asset Management has appointed Amit Prakash as head of wealth management products for Asia.Based in Hong Kong, Prakash will be responsible for leading and managing BMO's wealth and investment product teams in Beijing and Hong Kong. He will cover the investment product development and marketing needs of all BMO entities and businesses, as.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE

28 09 2012

MGPA holds first close of Asian real estate special fund for German investors

The independent private equity real estate adviser MGPA has held the first close of MGPA Asien Spezialfonds with commitments of EUR85m from three German institutional investors. MGPA Asien Spezialfonds is a yield focused core-plus product regulated by the German Investment Act. It is intended primarily for institutional investors in German-speaking.......

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