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Tue, 22 Mar 2011
Editor's Note: In the Name of Egypt, By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: The Islamic Finance Consumer
Featured Structure: Islamic Business Contracts and Microfinance A case of Mudaraba, By Azhar Nadeem
Lex Islamicus: Operational Excellence is the Key to Unlocking Lasting Value in Islamic Finance, By Hdeel Abdelhady
Kulliyyah Korner: On the Theoretical Dichotomy of Islamic Finance, By Nagaoka Shinsuke
Industry Snapshot: E.P.L. in Islamic Finance - Education (Extra Time), By Joy Abdullah
Opinion Column: Bahrain: Time to be Truly Business-Friendly, By Douglas Clark Johnson
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Fri, 21 Jan 2011
Editor's Note: Islamic Finance Incommunicado By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Islamic Economics
Featured Structure: Shari'a Polemics of Sukuk Trading By Jhordy Kashoogie
Discussion Board :Sukuk Trading - Deviation Between Theory and Practice?
Lex Islamicus: Financial Criminology v Financial Victimology in Islamic Practice By: Hakimah Yaacob
Industry Snapshot: E.P.L. in Islamic Finance - Education By Daud Vicary
Opinion Column: Voices of the Unheard - Salvaging the Next Generation of Islamic Bankers By Mohammed Khnifer
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Thu, 16 Dec 2010
Editor's Note: AAOIFI's Perestroika By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Linkedin Discussions - Highlights of 2010
Featured Structure: Towards a Universal Islamic Deposit Insurance System
By Mohammed Khnifer
Lex Islamicus: Standardisation v Harmonisation: Towards Recognition? By: Hakimah Yaacob
Industry Snapshot: Islamic Dinar Revisited By Mobasher Zein
Opinion Column: Ready for Retail? By Toby Birch
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Fri, 12 Nov 2010
Editor’s Note: Islam Suss by Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Islamic Microfinance
Featured Structure: Istijrar Revisited - Bay' bi Sir' al Suq by Nikan Firoozye, PhD
Fund Manager Interview: Monem A. Salam, Director of Islamic Investing, Saturna Capital
Industry Snapshot: Opening the Black Box of Shariah Stock Screening By Mehdi Popotte
Opinion Column: Islamic Finance - Niche or Ubiquitous By Joy Abdullah
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Mon, 04 Oct 2010
Editor's Note: The Shariah Compliance of Teldar Paper by Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: ISRA Research Papers
Featured Structure: Istijrar - How does it really work? by Nikan Firoozye, PhD
Allocator Interview: Chaaban Omran, CEO, Crescent Investments Australasia
Lex Islamicus: A Brief Look at Ikhtilaf - Diversity of Ijtihad in Islamic Finance by Abdulkhaliq Elshayyal
Industry Snapshot: Islamic Dinar Reloaded by Mobasher Zein
Book Review: Islamic Banking and Finance: What It Is and What It Could Be
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