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Our research and analysis on Islamic Banking
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Islamic Banking.
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Interviews
Are global banks dead or just refocusing on home markets?
Date: Nov 12, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
Juultje van der Wijk, global head of trade finance services at ING Group, feels that banks will focus on their home markets and areas where they have a strong foothold.
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News Analysis
BIBD capitalises on regulatory enhancements to capture retail banking market share
Date: Nov 01, 2012   |   Author: Durva Lakhlani
BIBD’s transformation from a gun and barrel bank to a modern retail financial services institution have seen the bank yield increasingly positive results.
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News Analysis
Islamic banking finds high growth in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia
Date: Oct 12, 2012   |   Author: Alice Yang
A combination of strong GDP growth and heightened domestic demand make Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia key to future HSBC Islamic banking plans.
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Opinion
Why size matters in capturing growing Asian wealth
Date: Jun 06, 2012   |   Author: Shayne Nelson
Shayne Nelson, global head of high value client coverage and CEO, Standard Chartered Private Bank, explains why bigger private banks stand a better chance at capturing a slice of the Asian wealth management market.
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Opinion
Closing the gap: The next big step for Islamic banking
Date: Apr 25, 2012   |   Author: Wasim Saifi
Wasim Saifi, global head of consumer banking at Standard Chartered Saadiq, feels that increased competition, continued attractiveness, and greater regulatory support, will contribute to keep Islamic banking growing.
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Opinion
Stronger regulatory frameworks needed to globalise Islamic finance
Date: Nov 23, 2011   |   Author: Editorial
Speech by Rasheed Al-Maraj, governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain and incoming chairman of the Islamic Financial Services Board, outlines the benefits and pitfalls of financial internationalisation.
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News Analysis
Islamic dim sum bonds must overcome structuring issues to take off
Date: Nov 18, 2011   |   Author: Wong Wei Han
The launch of Khazanah Nasional’s renminbi-denominated Sukuk in Hong Kong is the latest innovation for the offshore renminbi markets, but structuring issues cast doubt on its further development.
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Interviews
A long term view in a period of uncertainty
Date: Aug 24, 2011   |   Author: Editorial
In an exclusive video interview, Mark Tucker, group CEO of AIA, discusses rebuilding the agency network, the importance of distribution channels, investments, and their relationship with banks.

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