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Awqaf South Africa and AlHuda-CIBE sign an MOU at Johannesburg
AWQAF SA and Pakistan based Al Huda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (Al Huda CIBE) formally entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) at Gallagher Estate, Sandton , Johannesburg, at the closure of the International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance in Africa organized by AlHuda CIBE.....
 
Mr. Zuair Mughal, CEO Alhuda CIBE & Mr. Zeniel Kajee CEO Awqaf South Africa at MOU signing Ceremony
 
 
 
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Islamic bank enters Germany
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Reports from Germany stress that the country's banking regulator, the Federal Financial Services Authority (BaFin), has issued a limited banking license to Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, one of Turkey's four so-called participation (Islamic) banks. Kuveyt Turk is majority-owned (62 percent) by Kuwait Finance House, one of the largest Islamic banks in the world in terms of capital and assets. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) also has a 9 percent stake in Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank.

At the same time, Cologne-based Meridio AG has recently launched the Meridio Global Islamic Multi Asset Fund, a Luxembourg-domiciled mutual fund, which the promoters claim is the "first approved, actively managed, international, ethically compliant, balanced mutual fund under European investment laws" and is aimed at retail and institutional investors in Germany and the Euro zone countries initially, and later in the Middle East, Malaysia, Russia, India, Pakistan and East Asia. The investment pool comprises Shariah-compliant equities and sukuk.

Kuveyt Turk is arguably the most proactive of Turkey's four Islamic banks, which also include Turkiye Bankasi, in which Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank (NCB) has a majority stake; Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, which is a subsidiary of the Albaraka Banking Group, which in turn is majority owned by Saudi Arabia's Dallah Albaraka Group, headed by Saleh Kamel; and Asya Bank.

 
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