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Standard Chartered appoints Christos Papadopoulos as chairman for Islamic banking

Standard Chartered has appointed Christos Papadopoulos as chairman of Standard Chartered Saadiq Islamic Banking. Christos, currently the Bank's Regional CEO, Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, will take on additional responsibility for the Islamic banking business as its Chairman and continue to be based in Dubai. He has been with Standard Chartered for seven years and was previously Global Head, Financial Institutions prior to being appointed Regional CEO in 2010.

Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah, Inaugurates Doha Village for Pakistan Flood Victims

Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Thani J. Al-Thani, Chairman of Pak-Qatar Takaful Group, inaugurated the village for Pakistani flood victims on February 27. The Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah for Humanitarian Services foundation allocated a significant sum for the establishment of the "Doha Village Project". Total area of the village is 11 Acres and total number of beneficiaries is around 1600-2000. It includes 200 residential homes, a school, shops and clean drinking water, among other services.

SBP developing 5-year plan for Islamic banking industry

The Deputy Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) - Kazi Abdul Muktadir - announced that the bank is working on a new five-year (2013-17) strategic plan for Islamic banking industry. This plan shall define an overall direction for the Islamic banking industry. According to Mr. Muktadir, an increase in Islamic finance's share in the banking system is very likely and can reach up to 15% in the five years to follow.

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