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22.3.11

Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence - Sixteenth Issue

We have compiled a great mix of content for this edition of OIFI (download the PDF version), and we start with our Editorial's anecdotal perspective of the MENA region.  Having repeatedly received inquires regarding consumer appetite for Islamic finance products, our Featured Resource section compiles various country studies on consumer awareness, behaviour and perception.

Mudaraba applied in the context of microfinance is the theme for the Featured Structure segment, as scrutinized by practitioner Azhar Nadeem. Hdeel Abdelhady provides an operational perspective to Islamic finance in Lex Islamicus - with particular emphasis on governance and Shariah Board reports (SBRs).

Having spent time in Matsushima (one of the three famous "views" of Japan) in the north of Miyagi prefecture, it is a welcome coincidence that the Kulliyyah Korner features the research of Kyoto-based Nagaoka Shinsuke. Our best goes to him and everyone in Japan.

The Industry Snapshot offers a further analysis of Education based on the EPL concept (Education, Perception, Liquidity), as seen by strategist Joy Abdullah. This is followed by Douglas Clark Johnson who shares his perspective on Bahrain in our Opinion Column.

We hope you enjoy the sixteenth edition of OIFI and as always we are glad to hear from our readers and welcoming all comments & feedback. Remember that you can visit our online archive (see reference link) for access to our ever-growing databank of Opalesque Islamic Finance Briefing as well as all of the back issues of Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence.

Download the complete issue of Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence here.

Alternatively you can read each article separately in the OIFI Archive:
Editor’s Note: In the Name of Egypt
Featured Resource: The Islamic Finance Consumer
Featured Structure: Islamic Business Contracts and Microfinance A case of Mudaraba
Lex Islamicus: Operational Excellence is the Key to Unlocking Lasting Value in Islamic Finance
Kulliyyah Korner: On the Theoretical Dichotomy of Islamic Finance
Industry Snapshot: E.P.L. in Islamic Finance - Education (Extra Time)
Opinion Column: Bahrain: Time to be Truly Business-Friendly
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  1. Thanks for your post. You brought up a lot of good points. I am studying Islamic finance now and i try to make a blog http://iearchive.blogspot.com/ about Islamic Finance.. Thanks! Those links are valuable resources

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