Dubai Islamic Bank Wins Four Accolades at Islamic Business and Finance Awards 2017

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Published December 13th, 2017 - 06:55 GMT
Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank, receives the awards.
Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank, receives the awards.

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic Bank in the UAE, picked up four major awards at the Islamic Business and Finance Awards 2017, a prestigious industry event that endorses and recognizes those institutions and individuals that have championed the growth and expansion of the Islamic financial sector around the globe.

DIB emerged the winner in multiple categories including Best Islamic Bank, Best Islamic Retail Bank, Best Islamic Corporate Bank and Best Sukuk Arranger in the region for the second consecutive year. The Bank’s Group CEO, Dr. Adnan Chilwan, was also honored and presented with the title of ‘Islamic Banker of the Year’ for his notable contributions towards not just driving the growth of the Bank, but that of the Islamic Finance industry as a whole.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Chilwan said: “We feel sincerely privileged and grateful to have  received these awards which we view as a reflection of the industry’s recognition of our efforts over the last few years. At DIB, we are all proud of the transformation the Bank has witnessed in such a short timeframe catapulting it into the market leading position that the institution enjoys today. The robust and solid foundation built earlier will continue to provide the impetus going forward as we look to further our growth trajectory in the coming years.”

“On a personal note, I would also like to express my gratitude to the Islamic Business and Finance Awards for recognizing me as ‘Islamic Banker of the Year’. I am passionate about this industry and truly privileged to lead an institution that allows me to pursue excellence in the industry that is so close to my heart. With my team at DIB, we hope to continue the progression that is fast making a relatively nascent industry into a global norm as the Bank continues to set new standards in the field of Islamic Finance.”

The 12th edition of the Islamic Business and Finance Awards was held last night at Emirates Towers Hotel in the heart of the Dubai Financial Center, and brought together the region’s most prominent Islamic bankers, industry leaders, experts and investors – over 300 attendees were present at the awards night from around the world.

DIB’s principal activities are focused on retail and business banking, corporate banking, real estate and contracting finance, investment banking and treasury. Currently present in seven markets worldwide, DIB is well-placed to continue its global expansion and maintain its leadership in transforming the Islamic finance industry. 

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Dubai Islamic Bank

Since its formation in 1975 as the world’s first full-service Islamic bank, Dubai Islamic Bank has established itself as the undisputed leader in its field, setting the standards for others to follow as the trend towards Islamic banking gathers momentum in the Arab world and internationally.

توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:07 GMT
توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر
توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر

أعلنت المديرية العامة للأمن الوطني (الشرطة) الجزائرية، مساء الجمعة، توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات شهدتها عدة مدن ضد ترشح الرئيس عبد العزيز بوتفليقة لولاية خامسة في انتخابات 18 أبريل/ نيسان القادم.

وأكدت إدارة الشرطة في بيان اطلعت عليه وكالة الاناضول أن عمليات التوقيف كانت بسبب “الإخلال بالنظام العام والاعتداء على القوة العامة وتحطيم الممتلكات” دون تقديم تفاصيل أكثر حول أماكن توقيف هؤلاء المتظاهرين.

والجمعة، استجاب آلاف المواطنين بعدة محافظات جزائرية، إلى دعوات للتظاهر تم تداولها عبر شبكات التواصل، ضد ترشح بوتفليقة (81 عاما) لولاية خامسة في انتخابات الرئاسة المقررة في 18 أبريل/ نيسان القادم.

واتسمت هذه المظاهرات بالسلمية في أغلب مناطق البلاد باستثناء حدوث مواجهات بين قوات مكافحة الشغب ومتظاهرين بوسط العاصمة خلال محاولتهم السير نحو القصر الرئاسي .

ووفق شهود عيان لجأت قوات الأمن إلى الغاز المسيل للدموع وتوقيف عدة أشخاص بعد تحذيرات للمتظاهرين وتعرضها للرشق بمقذوفات وحجارة قبل أن يتراجع المحتجون ويغادروا المكان.

وصبيحة اليوم نشر ناشطون معلومات عبر شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي حول توقيف عدد من زملائهم قبل بداية المظاهرات بالعاصمة.

وعلقت الرابطة الجزائرية للدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان (مستقلة) على بيان الشرطة بالمطالبة ب”الإفراج الفوري عن الموقوفين وان يتم احترام حق التظاهر سلميا” كما نشرت على صفحتها بموقع “فيسبوك”.


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