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IEP Forum on FSC Verdict on Riba – Experts View – Prof. Tariqullah Khan

newsblur - Tue, 2022-05-24 10:04
IslamicFinance shared this story from Islamic Economics Project. Islamic Economics Project is making a humble effort to collect the views of Shari’ah scholars, regulators, practitioners, lawyers and academic experts to deliberate on the future course of action and generate ideas and debate on how to make this transformation possible. We got the chance to get reaction and response from Prof. Tariqullah Khan. we got the chance to get reaction and response from Prof. Tariqullah Khan, who is also the recipient of Islamic Development Bank Laureate Award for his work in Islamic economics and circular economy in 2022. We hope that the views expressed and shared with relevant audience and stakeholders will generate practicable ideas and keep the momentum towards achieving the end goal of an economy that is in compliance with Shari’ah and is able to utilize the instruments and institutions in the Islamic economic teachings.

Crypto Is ‘Worth Nothing,’ Lagarde Declares, and Should Be Regulated

newsblur - Mon, 2022-05-23 12:18
IslamicFinance shared this story from PYMNTS.com.

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde came down on the side of regulating digital currencies, saying crypto is “based on nothing,” Bloomberg reported Friday (May 20).

She said regulators should pass new rules to make sure people are less likely to speculate on cryptocurrencies with their life savings. Lagarde said she’s been concerned about people losing their money when they have “no understanding of the risks.”

Crypto has been facing some tough times, as amid the collapse of the UST stablecoin, most cryptocurrencies are down sharply from peaks from the end of 2021, including big names like bitcoin and ether.

And the asset class is also, at the same time, seeing more opposition from regulators globally, who are worried about the impact on the financial system.

Lagarde has said she’s “skeptical” of the value of crypto. “It is worth nothing, it is based on nothing, there is no underlying asset to act as an anchor of safety,” she said. She contrasted it with the possible debut of the European Central Bank (ECB)’s digital euro, which might come in the next few years.

“The day when we have the central bank digital currency out, any digital euro, I will guarantee — so the central bank will be behind it and I think it’s vastly different than many of those things,” Lagarde said.

See also: EU Eyes Tougher Measures to Block Crypto Use to Circumvent Sanctions

PYMNTS wrote recently that the EU would be looking into ways to make sure digital assets won’t be used to dodge sanctions against Russia.

The bloc wants to put financial penalties on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Bruno Le Maire, French finance minister, said things were being talked about in videoconferences to make the sanctions more effective.

At the time, Lagarde was quoted saying legislation would be a plus, so that firms issuing crypto assets wouldn’t deal with Russian clients.

Saudi Islamic finance firm Nayifat's CEO resigns - Arab News

newsblur - Mon, 2022-05-23 09:46
IslamicFinance shared this story from "islamic finance" - Google News. Saudi Islamic finance firm Nayifat's CEO resigns  Arab News
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