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South Africa Looks For Adviser On Islamic Bond Issues

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, December 9, 2011

Within the government’s programme to encourage foreign direct investment in South Africa, the National Treasury is inviting banking institutions to submit proposals for the provision of advisory services for the structuring and issuance of a South African government Islamic bond in the domestic and international markets. Read Full Story


Hong Kong's Fund Managers Told Of New Opportunities

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A speech by Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, John C Tsang, at the Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, looked at how Hong Kong's asset management industry can steer a path towards new opportunities during the period of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan. Read Full Story


Malaysia Calls For Uniform Islamic Finance Tax Framework

Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In her keynote address to the recent IFN 2011 Issuers & Investors Asia Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Nik Ramlah Mahmood, the Managing Director of the Securities Commission Malaysia, said that, for the Islamic capital market to make further progress, more jurisdictions would need to put uniform tax frameworks into place. Read Full Story


First Incorporated Limited Partnership Formed In Jersey

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ogier Jersey has acted as advisor in relation to the establishment of the first incorporated limited partnership in Jersey, Invescap (Villette) ILP, which invests in UK commercial real estate. Read Full Story


Ireland Welcomes Islamic Finance

by Robert Lee,, London

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ireland is looking to expand into Islamic finance, according to Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who argues that recent legislative changes are paving the way. Read Full Story


Bermuda Open For Islamic Investment

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has released a set of guidelines outlining the regulatory requirements necessary for the establishment of Islamic investment funds in Bermuda, designed to promote understanding, compliance and investment levels. Read Full Story


Deloitte Finance Setting Up In Bahrain

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Deloitte in the Middle East has announced the opening of a branch of Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited in Bahrain. The branch will be licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain. Read Full Story


Religion Stalls South Korean Islamic Finance Tax Reform

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Following opposition from religious groups in the country, South Korea’s government appears to have given up its attempt to obtain parliamentary approval for legislation to change the country’s tax code to accommodate the issuance of sukuk bonds. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Launches Islamic Finance Guide

by Phillip Morton, Investors

Monday, January 3, 2011

Luxembourg for Finance – the agency with responsibility for the development of Luxembourg's financial centre – has enhanced its website through the addition of a section dedicated to shariah-compliant products and services. Read Full Story


Australia Looks At Taxation Of Islamic Products

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Chairman of Australia’s Board of Taxation, Dick Warburton, has released a discussion paper on the Board's review of the taxation treatment of Islamic finance, banking and insurance products. Read Full Story



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