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Growth in Islamic finance taking velocity

  Islamic finance – A market brief: Islamic finance based on principals of Shariah provides an alternate to conventional banking. Islamic banking industry size is estimated to be USD 400 billion with potential to grow at minimum 15 per cent to 20 per cent globally per year, much faster than conventional financial institutions. This has been the same trend over the last 5 years since 2008. Islamic Banking assets globally …

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Islamic finance on a rise?

  A $2 trillion plus industry, Islamic finance is said to have progressed in leaps and bounds – a staggering average growth of 17.6% during 2009-13 and a further growth forecast at an augmented rate of 19.7% through 2018. While 80% of the finance remains deployed in non-interest-based, conventional banking transactions carried out through Islamic banks or Islamic windows of traditional banking units, 15% is taken up by Islamic bond …

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HBL the safest bank in Pakistan for global finance

  Presently, Habib Bank Limited (HBL) had proclaimed its contract with Barclays Bank PLC to acquire Barclays banking business in Pakistan. This acquisition was accepted through the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and from June 15, 2015 the country business of Barclays Bank PLC has been amalgamated with and into Habib Bank. HBL now has worldwide footprints in 29 states counting China. Habib Bank works intimately with institutions such as …

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HBL-NBP ready to finance Rs84 billion for Sheikhupura power plant

  The first-ever biggest financing of local banks in the history of Pakistan Presidents of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in a meeting with Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presented an offer to countersign the project financing amounting to Rs84 billion to set up 1,200 megawatts LNG-based power plant at Bhikki Sheikhupura, which would be the first of its kind project and the biggest …

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Consumer financing gaining strength

  A kind of service, providing persons with the needed finance to make personal purchases varying from buying a car to a house is identified as consumer financing. It is arranged into different types of products. Personal loans are provided for the payment of goods, services and expenses and comprise running finance and revolving credit to individuals. The idea of consumer financing is to provide consumers with financing support to …

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The rhythm of the markets

  Profile Lukman Otunuga is a research analyst at FXTM. A keen follower of macroeconomic events, with a strong professional and academic background in finance, Lukman is well versed in the various factors affecting the currency markets. Prior to joining FXTM, Lukman spent two years as a research analyst with international currency broker FXCM, where he focused on technical and fundamental analysis of the global currency, commodity and stock markets. …

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Importance of Islamic finance education

  Profile: Chief Executive Officer – AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (www.alhudacibe.com) Chief Executive Officer – Islamic Microfinance Network (www.imfn.org) Chief Executive Officer – Halal Research Council (www.halarc.org) Papers presented at International conferences: South Africa, Afghanistan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, China, U.A.E, Turkey, Russia, Jordan snf Yemen.   Islamic banking and finance Islam is not only a religion in the ordinary sense of the word, but a complete system …

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SALAM — An innovative agriculture finance option

  For over 6 million Pakistani smallholders with 10 acres of land or less, financing options are very limited and preventing them from building assets over time. Most cannot or will not go to banks because doing so would require using land as collateral, repaying loans in strict monthly installments and paying penalties if payments are late. Moreover, it can be hard to find a bank close to home and, …

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Growing Islamic finance industry amid challenges

  Pakistan is a major contributor towards the growth and development of Islamic finance industry. After global financial meltdown in 2008, the ability of Islamic finance to introduce greater discipline into the financial system owing to its inherent strengths indicates this system is a viable option to avert financial crises. Islamic banking is a growing reality, which has transcended outside the traditional borders of Muslim countries into western economies. At …

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Islamic banks playing prime role in extending house finance

  Pakistan’s housing crisis is well known reality as the country requires about ten million homes. Migration from rural areas to urban areas has resulted in an urban growth, which has been about three times faster. Pakistan’s urban population stands at 75 million or 39 percent of total population while experts believe that it will (population) rise to 114 million by 2025. The lack of funding is the biggest obstacle …

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