Archive | Islamic Finance

DZ&A in trade delegation to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

November 25, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Malta,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on DZ&A in trade delegation to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Malta’s role as a springboard for Middle Eastern investment into Europe was the focus of David Zahra’s presentation to the Dubai Chamber and the Abu Dhabi Chamber earlier this week, as part of a trade delegation to the Middle East organised by TradeMalta and FinanceMalta. Malta, David Zahra said, had an everlasting vocation: a centuries-old […]

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DZ&A at Milan conference on setting up Shariah-compliant funds in Malta

May 24, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Malta,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on DZ&A at Milan conference on setting up Shariah-compliant funds in Malta

David Zahra has recently spoken at a conference entitled “Fare finanza islamica da Malta: la costituzione di fondi Shariah Compliant” and organised by Bank of Valletta’s Representative Office in Milan and Valletta Fund Services. This event,  held on May 18 in Milan, dealt with the opportunities offered by Malta n the Islamic Finance sector with particular focus on the […]

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DZ&A at Milan event on Iran and Islamic Finance

January 26, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on DZ&A at Milan event on Iran and Islamic Finance

The potential of Iran and the growth of Islamic Finance as a means of European investment in the Gulf and vice versa were the main topics of discussion at a seminar held in Milan on 16 December 2015 and organised by Fondazione Istud. Participants discussed the recent news of Iran’s return to the world trade […]

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DZ&A participates in Oman Business Opportunities Forum

November 24, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on DZ&A participates in Oman Business Opportunities Forum

The Sultanate of Oman has recently introduced a regulatory framework for Islamic banking and, just a few weeks ago, issued its first sovereign sukuk (or an Islamic bond, as more commonly known). As a latecomer in the industry (it is in fact the last GCC nation to venture into Islamic finance), it has had the advantage […]

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MSE forms Islamic Finance working committee

October 24, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Capital Markets,Islamic Finance,Malta   |   Comments Off on MSE forms Islamic Finance working committee

The Malta Stock Exchange has recently announced the formation of 3 working committees aimed at expanding and enhancing its business development objectives in 2016 and beyond. One working committee shall focus on Islamic Finance, which has been identified as one of the key areas to enhance Maltese capital markets. In a statement, the Malta Stock Exchange said […]

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DZ&A at FinanceMalta’s 8th Annual Conference

May 15, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Malta,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on DZ&A at FinanceMalta’s 8th Annual Conference

David Zahra has been invited to be part of the panel discussion on “Islamic Finance: How plausible is it for Malta?” as part of FinanceMalta’s programme for its 8th Annual Conference to be held on 21 May 2015 at the Grand Master Suite, Hilton Malta. The panel discussion will be moderated by Reuben Buttigieg (President, World Islamic […]

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DZ&A at Milan workshop on Islamic Finance

April 26, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Malta,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on DZ&A at Milan workshop on Islamic Finance

Europe’s ambitious infrastructure targets are only one of the many opportunities that exist for the development of an Islamic finance industry in Europe. The required investment is so massive (estimated at €2 trillion) that governments and the private sector necessarily need to look for and tap into alternatives sources of funding. Islamic financial structures can […]

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GULF&MED: Il mercato, gli investimenti e la finanza islamica

March 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Seminars & Conferences   |   Comments Off on GULF&MED: Il mercato, gli investimenti e la finanza islamica

David Zahra has been invited to participate in a workshop being held in Milan on 25 March 2015 entitled “Gulf&Med: Il mercato, gli investimenti e la finanza islamica”. The business forum is organised by Fondazione ISTUD (www.istud.it) under the patronage of the Italian Ministry for Economic Development. Held a few weeks before the start of […]

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DZ&A on Business Islamica

December 06, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Firm News,Islamic Finance,Malta,Publications   |   Comments Off on DZ&A on Business Islamica

Malta’s everlasting vocation, as a centuries-old trading post in the middle of the Mediterranean, to act as the melting pot of conventional finance and the workings of Islamic finance has been highlighted in an article penned by David Zahra for the November issue of Business Islamica, a monthly magazine published in the Middle East specifically covering all aspects […]

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Malta considering issuing sukuk

September 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Islamic Finance,Malta   |   Comments Off on Malta considering issuing sukuk

The Maltese Government is currently considering whether it should issue a sukuk (also known as an Islamic bond) to see what the reaction of the markets would be and to give a political message that this is the sort of instrument Malta is in favour of. This was confirmed in a recent interview with the Prime Minister […]

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