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London: The New Souk For Sukuk
Islamic finance is now the Buzz Topic in the City of London. While the Middle East’s economies thrive and prosper, the enormous funds generated are seeking the best opportunities for investment the markets can offer. The Chancellor, Gordon Brown - perhaps the next Prime Minister- has been key to the debate; last month, he announced in his budget that Sukuk were to be given equivalent tax treatment to traditional interest-bearing bonds.
UK
17 Apr 2007
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Introduction To The Principles Of Islamic Finance
In the last few years, Britain has become a hub for new Islamic financial products and services. With the market set for certain expansion, it is imperative that the City broadens its understanding of what Islamic Finance entails.
UK
22 Nov 2006
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Insurance “Contract Certainty” Revisited
The events of ‘9/11’ shattered conventional thinking about insurance in a number of ways. A tricky debate has centred on the question of what cover had been provided for the Twin Towers at the time of the attack. By September 11th no final wordings had been agreed, there were only temporary contracts from the insurers pledging to provide insurance.
UK
16 Nov 2006
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Investigation Agents And The Law*
The advice most often given to to prospective litigators usually appears in the form of three questions. First, do you have a case? Then, is the claim time barred? And, finally, is the Defendant "good for the money"? It is when lawyers come to address the third element that they frequently resort to investigation agents.
UK
7 Sep 2006
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Shariah-Compliant Insurance Products: ‘Takaful’
"Takaful" is an Arabic word meaning "guaranteeing each other" or "joint guarantee". The fundamentals underlying the concept of Takaful are very similar to cooperative and mutual principles, as the cooperative and mutual model is one that is accepted under Islamic Law.
UK
22 Mar 2006
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