2012

December 2012 (Issues 126-129)

  • AAOIFI Resolution & the ADIB Mudaraba Sukuk (December 2)
  • Takaful for Sukuk?  I Hope Not (December 9)
  • Structure Risk and Sukuk (December 16)
  • No newsletter (December 23)
  • Predictions for 2013 (December 30)

November 2012 (Issues 122-125)

  • Improving Transparency in Shari’ah Governance (November 4)
  • A Note of Caution on Asset-Based Sukuk (November 11)
  • Dim Sum Sukuk Should Not Be Ignored (November 18)
  • Murabaha-Based Margin Trading (November 25)

October 2012 (Issues 118-121)

  • Conventional Banks Retreat (October 7)
  • Islamic Windows and Islamic Bank Growth (October 14)
  • Arcapita’s Unusual Murabaha (October 21)
  • Improving Shari’ah Audit Transparency (October 28)

September 2012 (Issues 113-117)

  • An Empirical Test of Islamic Microfinance (September 2)
  • Equity-based Sukuk: Square Peg, Round Hole(September 9)
  • No Regulatory Favors for Islamic Banks (September 16)
  • The Benefits of an Irish Sukuk (September 23)
  • Replacing Tawarruq (September 29)

August 2012 (Issues 109-112)

  • Tawarruq and Murabaha (August 26)
  • Risk scattering in Islamic finance (August 19)
  • Tax Incentives for Islamic Finance (August 12)
  • Takaful & Mutual Insurance (August 5)

July 2012 (Issues 105-108)

  • Islamic RMBS sukuk (July 29)
  • Green sukuk and attracting Western investors to the GCC (July 22)
  • New UAE insolvency law and Islamic finance (July 15)
  • Sukuk market developments (July 8 )

June 2012 (Issues 101-104)

  • Falling  return on equity in Islamic banks since the crisis (June 24)
  • Shari’ah auditors may need additional training (June 17)
  • BNM introduces collateralized murabaha Islamic repo in Malaysia (June 10)
  • Arcapita bankruptcy – company, creditors debate making payment for Lusail J/V (June 3)

May 2012 (Issues 97-100)

  • Could musharaka mutanaqisa (diminishing musharaka) be replaced for home finance? (May 27)
  • Islamic and sustainable finance: incorporating Islamic environmentalism? (May 20)
  • Can Islamic finance avoid being a ‘boys club’? (May 13)
  • Arcapita bankruptcy filing – shifing assets away from creditors? (May 6)

April 2012 (Issues 92-96)

  • Dana Gas sukuk restructuring (April 29)
  • Sukuk shortage is a problem for takaful too (April 22)
  • A shortage of sukuk…in Malaysia of all places (April 15)
  • Green sukuk and infrastructure development in the Middle East (April 8)
  • The lesson from Arcapita (April 1)

March 2012 (Issues 88-91)

  • Describing the need for  and possible structures of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation sukuk (March 25)
  • Tunisia explores Islamic finance, sukuk (March 18)
  • MENAdrill (an Esam Janahi production) (March 12)
  • Are sukuk more expensive than conventional bonds? (March 4)

February 2012 (Issues 84-87)

  • Islamic microfinance for renewable electricity generation (February 26)
  • Qatar Central Bank directive to close Islamic windows (Febraury 20)
  • Standardization: pros and cons (February 12)
  • The shift away from bank loans and the sukuk refinance boom in the GCC and potential impacts on sukuk markets (February 5)

January 2012 (Issues 79-83)

  • Making Islamic finance successful (January 29)
  • UK Treasury stalls (again) on a sovereign sukuk (January 22)
  • Potential for MENA region firms to shift from bank debt to sukuk (January 15)
  • Goldman Sachs’ murabaha sukuk (January 9)
  • Challenges and opportunities for Islamic finance in 2012 (January 1)