About The Islamic Chamber Research & Information Center
The Islamic Chamber Research and Information Center was incepted in 2002, based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, to identify and analyze challenges and opportunities related to promotion of trade; to assist small & medium enterprises in OIC countries ; to organize seminars, workshops and training programs on economic issues ; to design training programs for the ICCI in different sectors ; to collect, compile and disseminate trade data among OIC Countries; to develop relations with other training and research institutions; to produce a wide range of reports, books and other publications...
MIDDLE EAST INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
Sunday, 16 February, 2014
Middle East Investment Conference
9–10 April 2014
Dead Sea, Jordan
Under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Fifth Annual CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference will bring together industry thought leaders to consider the central theme of Realising our Potential: Investing for Sustainable Growth. Leading business figures from across the MENA region and respected international practitioners, policy makers and macroeconomic experts will examine the challenges and opportunities facing Middle East economies, and consider practical solutions to the most pressing questions facing investment professionals today.
ICRIC DIRECTOR GENERAL PARTICIPATING IN THE FIRST ARAB STATES REGIONAL SOUTH-SOUTH DEVELOPMENT EXPO, DOHA, QATAR
Saturday, 15 February, 2014
First Arab States Regional South-South Development EXPO will be held in Doha, Qatar on 18-20 February 2014. Dr. Mehdi Fakheri, the Director General of Islamic Chamber Research and Information is also participating in the event, representing ICRIC’s roles and capacities in launching and advancing developmental initiatives.
ISLAMIC FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN AN EVOLVING ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Sunday, 2 February, 2014
Another first on the Islamic Finance news forum calendar, the IFN Iran Forum will be a breakthrough event for the industry, as opportunities abound in the world’s largest Islamic banking industry by assets. The Iranian Islamic banking system, which is said to be 100% Shariah compliant, poses great potential in terms of creating traction on a global scale. Opportunities in the oil and gas and infrastructure sector are also attractive to foreign investors and issuers seeking new markets to enter.
The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 reports that the global economy is improving but remains vulnerable to new and old headwinds. Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate from a sluggish 2.1 per cent in 2013 to 3.0 per cent in 2014 and 3.3 per cent in 2015. The report warns of the risks associated with the upcoming unwinding of quantitative easing programs in major developed economie
The purpose of this report is to provide some key trends in world trade in goods over the recent medium-term period. This report is intended as a monitoring exercise so as to provide interested readers with informative data and analysis on a regular basis. The report is organized in four parts. The first part presents broad statistics on international trade. The second section presents statistics on international trade disaggregated by broad product groups and economic sectors. The third section presents statistics related to bilateral trade flows and regional trade flows. The fourth part presents some of the commonly used indices related to international trade including diversification, intra industry trade, and sophistication of exports.