07 May, 2024 -Islamic Finance
Mustafa Yagci, Mohammad Nazeem Noordali
Maritime Trade: Riding the Waves of Commerce and Weathering the Storms of Disruption

Introduction Throughout history, expansive oceans have served as viable trade routes, facilitating the interconnectedness and...

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06 May, 2024 -Islamic Finance
Jan Kellett, Bradley Hiller, Syed Faiq Najeeb
The Takaful Solution: Bridging the Climate Protection Gap

The world is heating up even quicker than expected. Temperature records continue to be broken...

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17 Dec, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Abdelrahman Elzahi Saaid Ali
Milestones and Challenges in Egypt’s Digital Financial Technology Adoption

This is the concluding segment of a three-part report exploring digital financial inclusion in Egypt....

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13 Dec, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Abdelrahman Elzahi Saaid Ali
Advancing Access to Digital Financial Services in Egypt

This article is the second in a three-part report on digital financial inclusion in Egypt....

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22 Nov, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Cheikh Ahmed Diop, Mustafa Yagci
Fragility and Development Challenges in IsDB Member Countries: The Case of Niger

Introduction While the political and security-related challenges in West Africa have risen recently, the political...

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13 Nov, 2023 -Islamic Finance
Bukhari Sillah, Mohamed Elgoussi, Novia Budi Parwanto
Ending Hunger in Africa: Tracking Maputo Declaration in IsDB SSA Member Countries

Introduction In 2003, African Union Member Countries committed themselves to ending hunger in Africa by...

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12 Nov, 2023 -Islamic Finance
Turkhan Ali Abdul Manap, Syed Faiq Najeeb, Yahya Aleem ur Rehman
Unlocking the Potential of Islamic Finance: An In-Depth Look at IsDBI’s Islamic Finance Country Assessment Framework

Introduction Over the past few decades, Islamic finance has gained significant recognition as a viable...

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19 Oct, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Bukhari Sillah, Abu Camara
Rationalizing Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia towards an Energy-efficient, Green Economy

Introduction On 28th August 2023, a Bloomberg article reported that energy subsidies in Saudi Arabia...

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19 Sep, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Ismaeel Naiya, Muhamed Zulkhibri
Expansion of BRICS and the Shifting Dynamics of the Global Economy

On 24 August 2023, during a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, BRICS announced the admission...

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13 Sep, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Turkhan Ali Abdul Manap
Unlocking the Access of SMEs to Capital Markets through Sukuk Enhancement Fund

Introduction Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are vital in promoting economic growth, accounting for 90%...

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18 Jun, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Abdelrahman Elzahi Saaid Ali
Significance of Adopting Digital Financial Technologies in Egypt

Introduction Egypt has a growing population of more than 100 million, an increase of more...

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05 Apr, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Sami Al-Suwailem
A Paradigm Change for the Global Financial System

We cannot afford to keep stumbling from one crisis to the next -- Angela Merkel...

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03 Apr, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Muhamed Zulkhibri , Cheikh Ahmed Diop, Novia Budi Parwanto
The Challenge of Debt Sustainability in IsDB Member Countries amid Tightening Global Financing Conditions

Introduction The surge in inflation that followed the recovery from the 2020 global recession has...

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30 Mar, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Cheikh Ahmed Diop, Muhamed Zulkhibri , Mustafa Yagci
US Banking Crisis and Risks of Global Contagion

Introduction The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank on 8-10 March 2023...

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26 Mar, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Mustafa Yagci
Global Crises, Central Bank Responses, and the Inversion of the Yield Curve

Introduction The global economy and the international financial system have been rattled by crises of...

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22 Mar, 2023 -Finance and Economics
Musa Jega Ibrahim
BRICS Consolidation Transforming Global Economic and Development Landscape

Introduction BRIC is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, and China that was coined in...

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20 Mar, 2023 -Islamic Finance
Mustafa Yagci
Impact of Global Crises on Poverty: Measurement, Trends, and Challenges

Introduction While poverty is generally measured using a monetary basis, it is widely acknowledged that...

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12 Jan, 2023 -Islamic Finance
Sami Al-Suwailem
Inflation: The Dog that Did not Bark

Detective Gregory: Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my...

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27 Jul, 2022 -COVID-19
Mahmoud Bekri
Crypto GDP Sukuk, for Better Debt Servicing in Post-COVID-19

The debt burden on developing countries is significant and debt servicing in this post-COVID-19 and...

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29 May, 2022 -COVID-19
Mahmoud Bekri
Inflation Dependence Structure in a post-COVID-19 World

IntroductionInflation may be defined as the decline of purchasing power of a determined currency over...

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30 Mar, 2022 -COVID-19
Dawood Ashraf, M. Suhail Rizwan, Ghufran Ahmad
Systemic Risk and Islamic Banks: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Islamic banks had shown stability during the global financial crisis compared to conventional banks. This...

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16 Mar, 2022 -Islamic Finance
Sami Al-Suwailem
Taming Inflation: An Islamic-Finance Perspective

Inflation is a major problem for modern economies. Over the years, the problem shifted from...

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07 Mar, 2022 -Islamic Finance
Muhamed Zulkhibri
Climate-Related Risk and Vulnerabilities in IsDB Member Countries: The Role of Insurance/Takaful Sector

Introduction Climate change is a systemic risk for the whole world. Due to the growing...

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07 Mar, 2022 -Islamic Finance
Mustafa Yagci
Global Chip Shortage and Implications for Developing Countries

Introduction Semiconductors, commonly known as chips, are crucial parts of our daily lives. In every...

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02 Mar, 2022 -COVID-19
Bukhari Sillah
Exploring the Power of SDR in Boosting Global Financial Resources for Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Introduction The global economy is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, but the path to...

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22 Nov, 2021 -COVID-19
Rami Abdelkafi
What can Sukuk learn from Social Impact Bonds in the context of COVID crisis?

Beyond the lack of financial resources, delivery failures are among the main causes of poor...

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16 Nov, 2021 -COVID-19
Salman Syed Ali
On Setting the Direction of Future Research in Islamic Economics and Finance

Ideas generate knowledge, research develops and shapes it. But what we choose to explore is...

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09 Sep, 2021 -FinTech
Sami Al-Suwailem
Social Cryptocurrency

Money is at the heart of any financial system. It is the “joints” that link...

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04 May, 2021 -Islamic Finance
Sami Al-Suwailem
The Case for Crypto Sukuk

Cryptocurrencies are causing measurable disruptions in the finance world. The speculative nature of many of...

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13 Dec, 2020 -FinTech
Sami Al-Suwailem
Can We Trust the “Trust Machine”?

Blockchain technology is famously considered a “trust machine”. It is a machine (a set of...

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02 Dec, 2020 -Islamic Finance
Hylmun Izhar, Turkhan Ali Abdul Manap
Saudi Arabia Poised to Become a Global Leader in Islamic Finance

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, being the largest Islamic finance market globally in economies with...

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21 Oct, 2020 -Islamic Finance
Sami Al-Suwailem
Does Blockchain Technology Have Value for Islamic Finance?*

“Blockchain technology is going to change everything”. This claim was made many times over the...

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14 Sep, 2020 -COVID-19
Wail M. Aaminou
Why Covid-19 Exacerbates Inequalities and What to do About It

In a nutshell Covid-19 exacerbates inequalities and pre-existing socioeconomic disparities, thereby threatening the stability of...

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14 Jul, 2020 -COVID-19
Mohamed Abdeltawab Ibrahim
Covid-19: Need for Agility in Islamic Finance Education in Saudi Arabia

The world of learning and education is changing. The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented...

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18 Jun, 2020 -COVID-19
Sami Al-Suwailem
A Framework for Future Economics

There is a wealth of writings on the shortcomings of mainstream, neoclassical economics. But there...

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16 May, 2020 -COVID-19
Salman Syed Ali
Covid-19 and Our Response as Muslim Society

Pandemics are Game Changers Pandemics, big wars, revolutions, and catastrophic natural disasters have been the...

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13 May, 2020 -COVID-19
Mahmoud Bekri
The World of FinTech in Coronavirus Times: From Open to Applied Innovation

The World FinTech Report 2020, from consulting firm Capgemini and non-profit organization Efma, is published...

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11 May, 2020 -COVID-19
Hylmun Izhar
Outlook of Islamic Finance Post-Covid-19

Amidst the current coronavirus pandemic, compassion, solidarity and selflessness have stood out to become the...

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10 May, 2020 -COVID-19
Abdallahi Mohammed, Layachi Feddad
Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19 through Islamic Social Safety Nets

This is a summary of the main points of the Arabic blog article on the...

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29 Apr, 2020 -COVID-19
Sami Al-Suwailem
A Proposal for SDR-based SDGs Cryptocurrency

The Covid-19 crisis caused a major economic slowdown worldwide. We need to mitigate the slowdown...

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29 Apr, 2020 -COVID-19
Rami Abdelkafi
Covid-19 and the Need for a New Economic System

An unprecedented economic situation… Most economists refer to the 2008 global financial crisis to assess...

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