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  1. Islamic banking crosses borders through Maybank Syariah

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 11:22am by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh Ethical, transparent and fair, Islamic banking is one of the fastest-growing segments of global finance. It is also one of the biggest drivers ... of Maybank Syariah Indonesia. A pioneer in the country's Islamic banking industry, Maybank Syariah synergises the far-reaching strengths of the Maybank Group. It has also expanded in the asset ...

  2. News - World - TERRORISM

    Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:59pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Islamic State's self-financing model poses extra challenges for those trying to stop the militant group's expansion in Iraq, Syria and maybe beyond Oil that helps grease wheels of terror Islamic State, which now controls an area of Iraq and Syria larger than Britain, may be raising more than US$2 million a day in revenue from oil sales, extortion, taxes ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    How Islamic State transformed itself into a wealthy and well-organised force

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq are selling oil from fields and refineries they control to local communities and smugglers, augmenting their existing ample ... second city Mosul, killing thousands and causing hundreds of thousands to flee, the officials said on Thursday. The officials said the militants, who took over state banks and looted homes ...


    Arafat’s remains said to be exhumed on Tuesday

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 08:39pm by Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank

    ... Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian ... tomb in Arafat’s former government headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority, the self-rule government in the West Bank, had hesitated before agreeing to exhume ...

  5. News - Asia

    Islamic State 'now planning terror attacks on Asian soil'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:15am by Amy Chew

    ... it occupied Iraq. The group has used raids and ransoms to stockpile weapons and cash. “[Islamic State] is also far richer and better armed than al-Qaeda from taking over banks and weapons in places ... Amy Chew in Kuala Lumpur Counter-terrorism officials in Malaysia and Indonesia say citizens who have joined the terror group are planning attacks on home soil Islamic State now ...

  6. Business - Money - FUNDING

    Islamic finance still a pipe dream for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... hub. Dubai in any given year will host dozens of Islamic banking conferences and related industry gatherings. In 2014 Hong Kong has scheduled just one event, a Bank Negara-HKMA co-hosted ... itself as an Islamic hub. All the promotion in the world will not be any use unless Hong Kong can persuade mainland issuers to use Islamic structures. A bond banker at a universal bank ...

  7. Business - Money

    RHB launches first actively managed Islamic fund in HK

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... government has tried to promote Islamic finance in the city since 2007 to capture a share of the US$1.3 trillion market. Islamic banks are not allowed to invest in conventional government bonds ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com RHB claims a first for city with fund RHB Asset Management, a Malaysian fund company, yesterday introduced the first actively managed Islamic balanced fund ...

  8. News - Asia - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Dad chose the wrong jihad: sons of Abu Bakar Bashir create own jihadist group

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Kuala Lumpur Militant Abu Bakar Bashir alienates two sons with his allegiance to Islamic State, prompting them to form their own jihadist organisation A family split by tastes in jihad Jihadist spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir's influence over Southeast Asia's militants could be on the wane, after his sons denounced his allegiance to Islamic State, a group so ...

  9. News - World - TERRORISM

    John Kerry seeks US-led coalition against Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Canberra US seeks coalition against jihadis US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State militants and their "genocidal ... Australia, meanwhile, joined Britain in heightening warnings against terrorism, with both governments concerned that their citizens who have joined Islamic State may return with plans to attack ...

  10. News - World

    Twitter wars: US launches social media offensive against Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 10:21am

    ... Agence France-Presse The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants ... US officials have targeted dozens of social network  accounts linked to Islamic radicals, posting comments, photos and videos and often engaging in tit-fot-tat exchanges with those which ...




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