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Algeria aims to energise the bourse

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The Algerian stock market has launched reforms to encourage new listings and bolster its market capitalisation, although private sector representatives have pushed for greater regulatory transparency.

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Jordan’s sukuk market looking set for take-off

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The Islamic debt market in Jordan is set to capitalise on growing worldwide interest in sukuk (sharia-compliant bonds) after long-awaited regulations allowing banks to issue and buy the financial instrument have been put in place, paving the way for a sovereign issuance.

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Changing times for Bahrain’s takaful industry

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A new regulatory framework governing Bahrain’s sharia-compliant insurance, or takaful, sector is expected to play a key role in generating new growth across the segment by attracting more players to the market as well as boosting competition among operators.

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Oman: Islamic banking to grow at double-digit rates

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Islamic banking in Oman is expected to grow at double-digit rates as sharia-compliant banking products increasingly gain acceptance and the government’s plans to ease restrictions come to fruition.

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New opportunities open for Islamic banking in Bahrain

Global Arab Network - - Asif Khalifa
New opportunities open for Islamic banking in Bahrain
With a strong and well established financial services sector, Bahrain’s role in expanding the global reach of sharia-compliant financing looks set to broaden further through three developments firmed up recently.

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Tadawul: Opening up the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange

Global Arab Network - - Asif Khalifa
Tadawul Opening up the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange

Plans for new regulations on direct foreign investment in the Saudi Arabian stock market have been outlined,

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Initiatives to support expansion of Bahrain’s capital markets

Global Arab Network - - Ahmed Gamal
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The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has set out new rules on the issuance of securities as the kingdom looks to boost activity in its financial services sector.

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Tunisia considering a $1.1 billion recapitalisation of state-owned banks

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Authorities in Tunisia are considering a $1.1bn recapitalisation of state-owned banks over the next two years in an effort to help reduce risk in the country’s financial sector and reassure investors.

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A Data-driven Perspective on Islamic Finance

A Data-driven Perspective on Islamic Finance

To some, Sharia-compliant financial services offer a promising path towards expanding financial inclusion among Muslim adults.

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New index for Oman’s stock exchange to boost Islamic financial services

Global Arab Network - - Gamal Ragay
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A new index for Oman’s stock exchange is expected to provide a boost to the Sultanate’s nascent Islamic financial services sector and lead the way for additional sharia-compliant products.

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