Asia

Oman’s Al Yusr finances Movenpick Hotel

MUSCAT: Al Yusr, the Islamic Banking Window of Oman Arab Bank (OAB), recently hosted the signing ceremony for the financing of the 4-star Movenpick hotel – Bowsher; a step that will boost Islamic banking finance […]

Asia

Growing need for retail green bonds

KUALA LUMPUR: Issuances of green bonds — funds specifically raised to support climate-related or environmental projects — have grown exponentially over the past few years. While the bonds have attracted large inflows from institutional investors, […]

Asia

Halal Japanese Restaurant Origami Asakusa opens in Tokyo

TOKYO: Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. has opened Origami Asakusa, a halal Japanese restaurant in Asakusa, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the […]

Asia

YallaKOREA draws Muslim travelers to Seoul

SEOUL: Until early last year, the backbone for Korea’s tourism industry was Chinese tourists. However, as the flow of Chinese tourists declined due to the deployment of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) […]