Cover story: Islamic finance
The Islamic finance industry has expanded rapidly in the last decade, growing at around 10-12 percent annually, according to the World Bank. We examine the underlying Shariah principles and how this could inform product development within banking and financial services within the Muslim world and more widely.
Market overview: Russia
On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, we examine payments in the world’s largest country. How do Russians pay today? And given the state bank dynamic, a new domestic card scheme and an internet-connected, tech-savvy population, what does the future hold for payments in Russia?
NEWS AND COMMENTARY
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Highlights from the payments world over the last 60 days
Insight and analysis behind some of the biggest payments stories
Developments on m-payments from around the world
The latest NFC news on cards and mobile devices
Coverage of the equipment market’s most dynamic sector
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