FT Supplement: Future of Islamic Finance

Tuesday’s Financial Times includes a seven page special report on Islamic finance involving various parts o f the globe, not  just the Middle East.

The Future of Islamic Finance

Financial Times

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

http://www.ft.com/reports/islamic-finance-dec-2010

Table of Contents

Growth Survives the Storms: safe investments and sizeable potential markets continue to buoy the sector.

North Africa: A Region Abounding with Potential. Egypt leads among nations seen as ripe for expansion.

Malaysia Seeks End to Slide in Issuance: tax breaks and other initiatives are aimed at bolstering the sector’s leading market.

UAE: Shadow  of $26bn Upset Strats to Fade: borrowers are back after Dubai World’s successful restructuring.

Investment Banks: Nascent Sector looks for New Model: crisis-savaged organizatiosn need to diversify.

Europe: London and Paris Battle for Business: The City looks unlikely to be ousted from its position of strength.

US: Presence and Role of Market Remain marginal. Activity has been subdued since the Nakheel crisis.

 

 

 

 

Islamic Law Index Database

The law librarians at the International Islamic University Malaysia have created a nice index of journal articles and book chapters related to Islamic Law. Sadly, no full-text is available. The database includes materials from U.S., European, and Asian publishers. The bibliographic records provide subject headings, and abstracts when available. The majority of records are in Malay or English. Searching is available in English.

Terima kasi temans!

Islamic Law Index Database

http://lib.iiu.edu.my/elmu-rm/mom2-documentsearch.jsp

http://lib.iiu.edu.my (select Islamic Law on the right side of the screen)

ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

On October 23rd, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially inaugurated the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. The Terms of Reference that are the by-laws for the commission can be found at: http://www.aseansec.org/DOC-TOR-AHRB.pdf

Excerpts from the Terms of Reference:

PURPOSES

1.4 To promote human rights within the regional context, bearing in

mind national and regional particularities and mutual respect for

different historical, cultural and religious backgrounds, and taking

into account the balance between rights and responsibilities;

MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS

4.2. To develop an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration with a view to

establishing a framework for human rights cooperation through

various ASEAN conventions and other instruments dealing with

human rights;

MODALITIES

6.8 The AICHR is the overarching human rights institution in ASEAN

with overall responsibility for the promotion and protection of

human rights in ASEAN.

Additional information available at 

CHA-AM HUA HIN DECLARATION ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

http://www.aseansec.org/15thsummit/Declaration-AICHR.pdf