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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2014)

  • Although "Arab Spring" is the name given to the latest events in the Middle East, I am of the opinion that the Arab world has just entered into a winter. Dictators are falling like leaves but it will take a while for the spring to blossom. Moreover, unlike in nature, the transition is not an automatic process. Spring will come only if certain pre-conditions are fulfilled.

  • basel_accords_islamic_finance_special_reference_malaysia_zubair.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hasan, Zubair (2014)

  • The worldwide colossal failures of financial institutions in the wake of the 2007-2010 financial turmoil the yesteryear advocates of liberalization and privatization converted almost overnight into vocal supporters of raising the safety walls around the interests of various stakeholders, especially the depositors. Admittedly, it was the heightened lure of leverage gains that led the financial institutions to expand credit beyond what the volume and quality of their capital assets warranted without crossing the limits of safety. The devastation led to a focus-shift so to say at the national and international level in finance specifically to capital adequacy that financial institutions ...

  • belt_and_road_initiative_and_Islamic_financing_jinzi_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: JinZi, Chu; Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • China's One Belt and One Road (OBOR) is a global trade network across Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Also known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), OBOR is an attempt to redraw ancient Silk Road to foster global trade and economic development. Nearly 30 Muslims-majority countries are part of China's vision of BRI. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to investigate how public private partnership (PPP) has been applied in BRI projects; and second, to explore how Islamic finance can fit within a PPP context. This paper proposes a framework for using Islamic finance in infrastructure PPP projects. This paper also analyses two PPP projects where Islamic finance was deployed as p...

  • can_the_maldives_become_a_global_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • The opposition coalition that won the presidential election in the Maldives on the 23rd September 2018 has the first-ever political manifesto to contain a special agenda for the development of Islamic fi nance, demonstrating the evergrowing demand for Islamic finance in the Maldives.

  • central_bank_of_the_maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • The Strategic Plan 2018-22 (the Strategic Plan) of the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), the central bank of the Maldives, was launched on the 23rd July 2018. In his inauguration speech, the MMA's governor, Ahmed Naseer, stated that the new strategic action plan for the next four years aims to revolutionize the payment system in the Maldives. The MMA's vision is to become a credible, independent and contemporary central bank committed to maintaining price stability and promoting inclusive, sustainable economic growth. The MMA's mission is to promote the international value and stability of the Maldivian rufiyaa, develop a secure and efficient payment system in the Maldives and foster...

  • ceo_maldives_islamic_bank_retires_Aishath.PDF.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Harith Harun, the first CEO and managing director of Maldives Islamic Bank, has retired on the 31st March 2018. Harith is a Malaysian citizen who has contributed toward the creation of a fully-fledged Islamic finance industry in the Maldives. He played an instrumental role in creating the Islamic monetary market and other Islamic finance institutions that emerged in the country. The stakeholders of the Islamic finance industry are of the view that Harith leaving the position of the managing director of Maldives Islamic Bank is a loss to the industry. However, Harith will still serve as a director of the bank.

  • challenges_facing_shariah_committees_malaysian_islamic_financial_institutions_shamsher.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Muhammad Sori, Zulkarnain; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2016)

  • An effective system of rules, practices and processes by which Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) are directed and controlled to ensure their business operations are Shariah-compliant, which has important implications on their reputation, Shariah governance and the future growth of Islamic finance industry. Sixteen Chairmen of the Shariah Committees of Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia were interviewed on the challenges faced in carrying out their responsibilities and theri views on effective Shariah Committees. This paper summarizes the various challenges faced by Shariah committees in Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia.

  • Challenges_facing_the_Islamic_finance_industry_in_the_Maldives_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2012)

  • The Maldives is a country with limited resources. The lifeline of the economy is fishing and the golden goose of the country is tourism. The country also heavily depends on importation of goods. The financial system of the Maldives is based on conventional rules and laws. The financial and the economic system of the country are based on conventional economics and financial principles.

  • crypto_mania_ziyaad_shamsher.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Mahomed, Ziyaad; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2017)

  • The 17th century was witness to the Dutch Golden Age, the leading global economic power at the time. It was also the period of what was soon after referred to as 'Tulip Mania' for what is considered the first recorded speculative bubble that collapsed in 1637. Many analysts find a stark similarity between tulip mania and the dramatic rise of the cryptocurrency value in 2017. Tulip bulbs became fashionable status symbols, and although having weak fundamentals, reached exorbitant prices. Bitcoin's dramatic 1,500% increase in 2017 alone, attracted a significantly large group of speculative investors to benefit from what many see as an unhinged gamble on what has gained popularity, not on...

Browsing by Topic Islamic finance

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  • arab_spring_murat.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2014)

  • Although "Arab Spring" is the name given to the latest events in the Middle East, I am of the opinion that the Arab world has just entered into a winter. Dictators are falling like leaves but it will take a while for the spring to blossom. Moreover, unlike in nature, the transition is not an automatic process. Spring will come only if certain pre-conditions are fulfilled.

  • basel_accords_islamic_finance_special_reference_malaysia_zubair.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hasan, Zubair (2014)

  • The worldwide colossal failures of financial institutions in the wake of the 2007-2010 financial turmoil the yesteryear advocates of liberalization and privatization converted almost overnight into vocal supporters of raising the safety walls around the interests of various stakeholders, especially the depositors. Admittedly, it was the heightened lure of leverage gains that led the financial institutions to expand credit beyond what the volume and quality of their capital assets warranted without crossing the limits of safety. The devastation led to a focus-shift so to say at the national and international level in finance specifically to capital adequacy that financial institutions ...

  • belt_and_road_initiative_and_Islamic_financing_jinzi_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: JinZi, Chu; Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • China's One Belt and One Road (OBOR) is a global trade network across Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Also known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), OBOR is an attempt to redraw ancient Silk Road to foster global trade and economic development. Nearly 30 Muslims-majority countries are part of China's vision of BRI. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to investigate how public private partnership (PPP) has been applied in BRI projects; and second, to explore how Islamic finance can fit within a PPP context. This paper proposes a framework for using Islamic finance in infrastructure PPP projects. This paper also analyses two PPP projects where Islamic finance was deployed as p...

  • can_the_maldives_become_a_global_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • The opposition coalition that won the presidential election in the Maldives on the 23rd September 2018 has the first-ever political manifesto to contain a special agenda for the development of Islamic fi nance, demonstrating the evergrowing demand for Islamic finance in the Maldives.

  • central_bank_of_the_maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • The Strategic Plan 2018-22 (the Strategic Plan) of the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), the central bank of the Maldives, was launched on the 23rd July 2018. In his inauguration speech, the MMA's governor, Ahmed Naseer, stated that the new strategic action plan for the next four years aims to revolutionize the payment system in the Maldives. The MMA's vision is to become a credible, independent and contemporary central bank committed to maintaining price stability and promoting inclusive, sustainable economic growth. The MMA's mission is to promote the international value and stability of the Maldivian rufiyaa, develop a secure and efficient payment system in the Maldives and foster...

  • ceo_maldives_islamic_bank_retires_Aishath.PDF.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Harith Harun, the first CEO and managing director of Maldives Islamic Bank, has retired on the 31st March 2018. Harith is a Malaysian citizen who has contributed toward the creation of a fully-fledged Islamic finance industry in the Maldives. He played an instrumental role in creating the Islamic monetary market and other Islamic finance institutions that emerged in the country. The stakeholders of the Islamic finance industry are of the view that Harith leaving the position of the managing director of Maldives Islamic Bank is a loss to the industry. However, Harith will still serve as a director of the bank.

  • challenges_facing_shariah_committees_malaysian_islamic_financial_institutions_shamsher.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Muhammad Sori, Zulkarnain; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2016)

  • An effective system of rules, practices and processes by which Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) are directed and controlled to ensure their business operations are Shariah-compliant, which has important implications on their reputation, Shariah governance and the future growth of Islamic finance industry. Sixteen Chairmen of the Shariah Committees of Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia were interviewed on the challenges faced in carrying out their responsibilities and theri views on effective Shariah Committees. This paper summarizes the various challenges faced by Shariah committees in Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia.

  • Challenges_facing_the_Islamic_finance_industry_in_the_Maldives_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2012)

  • The Maldives is a country with limited resources. The lifeline of the economy is fishing and the golden goose of the country is tourism. The country also heavily depends on importation of goods. The financial system of the Maldives is based on conventional rules and laws. The financial and the economic system of the country are based on conventional economics and financial principles.

  • crypto_mania_ziyaad_shamsher.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Mahomed, Ziyaad; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2017)

  • The 17th century was witness to the Dutch Golden Age, the leading global economic power at the time. It was also the period of what was soon after referred to as 'Tulip Mania' for what is considered the first recorded speculative bubble that collapsed in 1637. Many analysts find a stark similarity between tulip mania and the dramatic rise of the cryptocurrency value in 2017. Tulip bulbs became fashionable status symbols, and although having weak fundamentals, reached exorbitant prices. Bitcoin's dramatic 1,500% increase in 2017 alone, attracted a significantly large group of speculative investors to benefit from what many see as an unhinged gamble on what has gained popularity, not on...