The French have a bad habit of ignoring claims of financial sleaze 

Nabila Ramdani Western Europe

A suspected criminal has been reappointed to arguably the most powerful position in world banking. Christine Lagarde’s second five-year term as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was this month unopposed by anyone on its executive board, despite the fact that she is due to face trial in Paris for “financial negligence” and could spend up to a year in prison if found guilty.

Daud Vicary Abdullah talks China, AIIB, and the suitability of Islamic Finance in funding Mega Projects

IIPodcast ESG

Daud Vicary Abdullah, President and CEO of the International Centre for Education of Islamic Finance (also known as the Global University of Islamic Finance) discusses China, AIIB, the suitability of Islamic Finance as a means of financing mega-projects, and whether Islamic Finance is simply a niche or a genuine alternative to conventional banking.

AIIB meets Islamic Finance

AkhtarMohammed ESG

The Islamic Development Bank has met with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to discuss the use of Islamic finance in the workings of the AIIB for Muslim and non-Muslim member countries. Of particular importance is the use of Sukuk (Islamic bond) products as a means of structuring investment into infrastructure development, as Sukuk have been recognized by the conventional …