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 Abu Dhabi Property Developer Aldar Investment Benchmark US$500m Sukuk Wakala/Murabaha Attracts Strong Investor Demand Abu Dhabi - Aldar Investment Properties LLC, a 100% owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based property developer,…

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Malaysian Finance Minister Guan Eng Launches Islamic Economic Blueprint to Support Greater Linkages Between Islamic Finance and the Halal Economy with Further Tax Incentives for Sukuk Issuance and SRI Funds

Malaysian Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng, in his National Budget 2020 speech to the Dewan Rakyat (the Parliament) on 11 October 2019, has followed his predecessors in tabling an ambitious…

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Leading Saudi Property Developer Dar Al Arkan Issues US$600m Benchmark Sukuk Boosted by its Inclusion in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company, the largest publicly listed Saudi Arabian residential property developer, successfully closed its latest benchmark Sukuk offering – a 5-Year US$600 million Regulation S…

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IsDB Issues Second US$1.5bn Sukuk in International Market in September as Increased Central Bank Subscription Underlines MDB’s Credit Strength

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the multilateral development bank (MDB) of the OIC countries, returned to the international market by successfully pricing a US$1.5 billion 5-year Trust Certificates (Sukuk) transaction…

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Malaysia Pushes Digital Economy and FinTech with a Variety of Incentives Some Linked to the Halal Economy While GCC and Indonesia Push Ahead in Their Own Way

The Malaysian Government and its two main financial regulators, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the central bank, and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) continue their drive to push the digital economy,…

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Saudi Arabia Returns to International Market With $2.5bn Sukuk Consolidated by a Tenth Consecutive SR7.265 billion Domestic Issuance as October Volume Tops $4.44bn

True to the earlier announcement by Dr Fahd Al-Saif, Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO) of the Saudi Ministry of Finance (MoF), that the Kingdom would issue a…

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Future.now pledge – 10th October 2019

DDCAP Group™ attended the Future.now launch event at Mansion House on 10th October. Future.now is a coalition between government, the private sector and non-profit-making organizations to address the challenges of…

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Women in Islamic and Ethical Finance Forum (WIEFF): “How ethical is AI?” – 7th October 2019

The Women in Islamic and Ethical Finance Forum (WIEFF), in partnership with hosts City law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarros Olswang LLP and sponsors DDCAP Group and Samak Ethical Finance, …

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