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Thu, 02 Sep 2010
Editor's Note: The Conquest of Kafiristan, Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: IFSB - Published Standards
Featured Structure: Shariah Compliant Structured Product: Consecutive or Rolled Murabaha Nikan Firoozye, PhD
Lex Islamicus: When Sukuk Default - Asset Priority of Certificate-holders vis a vis Creditors Mohammed Khnifer
Allocator Interview: Gold Bullion and Islamic Private Equity: Protection and Production, Shahzad Siddiqui & Toby Birch
Opinion Column: From a Mosque to a Museum Rushdi Siddiqui
Industry Snapshot: A Study of Islamic Mutual Funds Mobasher Zein Kazmi
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Fri, 30 Jul 2010
Editor's Note: Conventional Wisdom By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Conventional Wisdom - ESG/SRI Research
Featured Structure: How Conventional Insurance and Takaful Differ Numerically By Mohammed Amin
Lex Islamicus: Ibra': Should it be Discretionary? By Marjan Muhammad and Hakimah Yaacob
Kulliyyah Korner: A Study of Islamic Finance: Searching for a New Path Mobasher Zein Kazmi
The Islamic Window: Young but Disconnected Joy Abdullah
Opinion Column: Zaid Ibrahim Report on Islamic Finance Blake Goud
Industry Snapshot: Alignment of Corporate Governance and Company Performance: A Focus on Takaful Omar Clark Fisher PhD
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Mon, 31 May 2010
Editor's Note: Equity Screening and the Golden Calf By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Islamic Finance Multimedia
Featured Structure: Shariah Compliant Profit Rate Swap By Nikan Firoozye, PhD
Lex Islamicus: It is not a murabaha contract; it is just an English law of contracts By Hakimah Yaacob and Edib Smolo
Kulliyyah Korner:Debt versus Equity Financing in the Light of Maqasid al-Shari'ah By Eddy Yusof, Ezry Fahmy, Kashoogie, Jhordy and Anwar Kamal, Asim
The Islamic Window: Industry Perception By Joy Abdullah
Industry Snapshot: What Makes Sense? By David Vicary
Opinion Column: A Muslim Response to ‘Draw Muhammad Day’ By Nihad Awad
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Wed, 28 Apr 2010
Editor's Note: Disclosure, Due Diligence & Death Spirals By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: The Macro Perspective
Featured Structure: Maslaha and the Permissibility of Organized Tawarruq Mohammed Khnifer
Lex Islamicus: In Good Faith By Khalil Jarrar, J.D.
Kulliyyah Korner: Measuring the Performance of Islamic Banks by Adapting Conventional Ratios By Ahmed Mohamed Badr-Eldin
Opinion Column: Islamic Finance Practices at the Crossroads By Edib Smolo
The Islamic Window: Preliminary Findings By Joy Abdullah
Industry Snapshot: IFSB-IRTI-IDB Islamic Finance and Global Stability Report
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010
Editor's Note: Learning Rushdi-Speak By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Country-Specific Case Studies
Featured Structure: Shariah Compliant Principal Protected Notes By Nikan Firoozye, PhD
Fund Manager Interview: Interview with Nick Barisheff, President & CEO, Bullion Management Group Inc
Lex Islamicus: Universality and Codification of Islamic Contracts By Khalil Jarrar, J.D.
Kulliyyah Korner: Regional Variations on the Permissibility of Islamic Financial Instruments
By Anne Sophie Gintzburger
Opinion Column: Repair Initiatives Post Banking Crises - Can Islamic Finance Contribute?
By Professor Mahmood Faruqui, Senior Advisor Bank of London and The Middle East
Industry Snapshot: The Islamic Window - Consumer Perception and Market Research in Islamic Finance
By Joy Abdullah, Brand Strategist
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