ISLAMIC FINANCE

Islamic Development Bank approves $189m for African projects

Saudi-based finance body enables infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire and smaller development projects across Chad, Djibouti and Burkina Faso

Islamic Development Bank commits $200m to Burkina Faso

Saudi-based finance body funds three infrastructure projects covering roads, water and power, as well as a trade-financing for the textiles

Saudi bank buys $37.7m Senegalese asset from Turkey’s Bank Asya

Saudi Islamic development bank swoops on West African prize following an overseas asset-shedding exercise by embattled Turkish lender

World Islamic Banking Conference begins in Bahrain

Bahrain continues to lead the world forward in Islamic finance as the world’s largest gathering of industry leaders gets underway in Manama

Business

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Saudi Arabia to stop wheat farming by 2016, eyeing Africa

Saudi Arabia will rely entirely on wheat imports within a year, and Africa is on the top of...

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Commodities

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Saudi Arabia to stop wheat farming by 2016, eyeing Africa

Saudi Arabia will rely entirely on wheat imports within a year, and Africa is on the top of...

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Culture & Society

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Saudi Arabia to stop wheat farming by 2016, eyeing Africa

Saudi Arabia will rely entirely on wheat imports within a year, and Africa is on the top of...

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Finance

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Saudi Arabia to stop wheat farming by 2016, eyeing Africa

Saudi Arabia will rely entirely on wheat imports within a year, and Africa is on the top of...

Taiwan to expand trade ties to Africa through Dubai

Taiwanese companies aim to establish footholds in UAE for Africa trade

Infrastructure

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Saudi Arabia to stop wheat farming by 2016, eyeing Africa

Saudi Arabia will rely entirely on wheat imports within a year, and Africa is on the top of...

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...