Islamic Finance
  MIDDLE EAST: Qatar sues Luxembourg, UAE, Saudi banks in FX manipulation case. on 09/04/2019
  MIDDLE EAST: UAE, Saudi Arabia agreement on avoidance of double taxation comes into effect. on 08/04/2019
  Saudi Arabia signs OECD multilateral instrument: key takeaways for foreign companies on 27/09/2018
  More Iranians 'buying' passports in other countries to evade US travel ban, sanctions on 30/08/2018
  Imran Khan sheds hundreds of servants and says Pakistan's elite must pay tax as his first cabinet is sworn in on 21/08/2018
  Will protests derail Jordan's reform agenda? on 16/08/2018
  Personal wealth in Saudi Arabia to total $1.1trn by 2022 on 30/07/2018
  UK passes legislation, compelling offshore entities to reveal real owners of properties on 30/07/2018
  Dubai Free Zone Pitching For UK Business on 13/03/2018
  Jordan: Investors begin applying for citizenship one week after Cabinet decision on 27/02/2018
  How taxing has it become to invest in the UAE? on 01/02/2018
  Turkey/Qatar: Sector reps ask to lower $1M limit for citizenship with real estate purchases on 23/01/2018
  Saudi HNWIs boost demand for 2nd passport by 70% on 03/01/2018
  Why the UAE should institute an investor residency programme on 02/01/2018
  Hedge funds signal trust in Opec as short-sellers retreat on 04/12/2017
  How does citizenship by investment benefit investors from the Middle East and India? on 23/11/2017
  Bid to globalize FATCA on 21/11/2017
  UAE: HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer meets with US Treasury Secretary on 30/10/2017
  Saudi Arabia to Open Fledgling Small-Cap Market to Foreigners on 26/10/2017
  How an alternative citizenship changes lives of Arab families on 25/09/2017
  Islamic fintech makes inroads into Europe on 08/08/2017
  Kenya's Islamic finance drive to tackle taxes, governance on 04/11/2016
  Dubai’s transformation into global capital of Islamic economy on schedule on 13/10/2016
  UAE to establish Islamic bank specialising in international trade on 13/10/2016
  Islamic banking vital for addressing global economic disparity on 16/09/2016
  Index inclusion is expected to boost investor appeal of sukuk on 05/09/2016
  Malaysia and Indonesia join forces to develop Islamic capital market on 10/08/2016
  CISE takes steps to welcome more Islamic finance listings on 05/08/2016
  Islamic wealth management a new growth area for Malaysia on 03/08/2016
  Hong Kong looks to further activity in Islamic finance on 02/08/2016
  Fitch: First-half sukuk issuance in key markets up 11 per cent on 25/07/2016
  Germany, Switzerland open up to Islamic banking, Takaful on 22/07/2016
  Islamic finance market seen at US$3trn by 2018 on 28/06/2016
  Australia takes small step along winding road to Sukuk equality on 14/06/2016
  Islamic institutions and yield seekers push up sukuk demand on 13/06/2016
  Islamic finance discovering the charm of offshore jurisdictions on 01/06/2016
  Islamic finance industry sees growth on 31/05/2016
  Islamic finance preps rules for charitable funds on 27/05/2016
  Russian banks prepare to incorporate Islamic banking on 23/05/2016
  Australian budget opens door to Islamic finance on 09/05/2016
  Islamic Finance: Volumes of sukuk issues may hit $55b this year on 19/04/2016
  UAE: Shariah authority to supervise financial products on 13/04/2016
  DIFC joins Luxembourg Islamic finance talks on 14/03/2016
  Negative interest rates pose the biggest threat to Islamic Finance on 09/03/2016
  Global Sukuk market to remain resilient on 08/03/2016
  Malta Chamber welcomes diversification of financial services sector on 29/02/2016
  Malta Stock Exchange launches Islamic Index on 25/02/2016
  Bank of England weighs Shariah-compliant facilities on 19/02/2016
  Australia sees nascent growth in Islamic finance despite tax concerns on 15/02/2016
  Islamic finance to override oil price woes, prospects remain strong on 09/02/2016
  Malta Stock Exchange to launch Islamic equity index, eyes sukuk on 04/02/2016
  Russia may get access to Islamic capital markets on 02/02/2016
  Islamic finance making further inroads into non-traditional markets on 29/01/2016
  Islamic finance eyes standard for gold-based products on 20/01/2016
  Global sukuk likely to drop to $50bn in 2016 on 07/01/2016
  Islamic finance body AAOIFI to revamp standards, expand agenda on 07/12/2015
  Canada ready to become Islamic finance hub of North America on 03/12/2015
  Islamic finance expands as individuals seek good returns on 26/11/2015
  Bumpy road for Singapore Islamic finance on 23/11/2015
  IMF chief: Islamic finance to play key role in development on 16/11/2015
  Malaysia aims to boost Islamic finance with new initiatives in budget on 27/10/2015
  Islamic finance growth slows: S&P on 20/10/2015
  UAE: National Sharia Authority to strengthen regulations on 06/10/2015
  Islamic finance industry faces challenging year ahead on 05/10/2015
  Islamic Finance market set to reach US$3.25 trillion by 2020 on 29/09/2015
  China turns to Islamic finance to expand economic clout on 22/09/2015
  Germany urges more Islamic finance integration globally on 07/09/2015
  World Bank’s IFC to meet investors on sukuk issue on 28/08/2015
  Malaysia’s Islamic financing sector is under pressure amid market woes on 26/08/2015
  Russia moves to attract Islamic funds on 24/08/2015
  Shariah finance playing a growing role in real estate on 19/08/2015
  New markets for Islamic finance emerging, study finds on 17/08/2015
  Gulf-based Islamic banks on growth track: report on 14/08/2015
  Growing trend: Islamic finance goes offshore on 12/08/2015
  Islamic finance key to African infrastructure, according to S&P on 10/08/2015
  South Africa expands Islamic finance opportunities on 28/07/2015
  Malaysia aims to become international Islamic financial centre on 14/07/2015
  S&P sees worldwide Sukuk issuance setting to stall in 2015 on 07/07/2015
  Fitch: Oman central bank shows commitment to Islamic banking on 03/07/2015
  Takaful endowed with high potential in Southeast Asia on 01/07/2015
  Indonesia rushes to create Islamic megabanks on 24/06/2015
  Turkey's G20 presidency to focus on Islamic finance on 12/06/2015
  Singapore to boost Islamic finance regime on 04/06/2015
  Labuan to position itself as Islamic finance hub on 03/06/2015
  Asian sukuk issues gain favour with Middle Eastern buyers on 02/06/2015
  Hong Kong government sells second Islamic sukuk bond to raise US$1.1 billion on 29/05/2015
  Islamic financial products risk losing uniqueness –report on 21/05/2015
  Islamic finance body IFSB launches industry indicators on 28/04/2015
  GCC banks help China break into Islamic Finance on 21/04/2015
  Islamic banking arrives in China on 17/04/2015
  Qatari banks ink deal for Islamic finance venture in China on 15/04/2015
  Islamic finance must address challenges to thrive, says IMF on 07/04/2015
  Basel III requirements to strengthen Islamic banks’ liquidity management on 02/04/2015
  Japan looks for growth and influence from Islamic finance boom on 01/04/2015
  UAE’s Islamic banking assets to reach US$263bn by 2019 on 30/03/2015
  Credibility key to growth of Islamic finance, says expert on 24/03/2015
  Nigeria and Ivory Coast negotiate the sukuk issuance with the Islamic Development Bank on 23/03/2015
  Doha poised to develop Islamic finance in the UK on 13/03/2015
  Japan banks venture deeper into Islamic finance business on 11/03/2015
  Oman to issue first sovereign sukuk by mid-2015 on 02/03/2015
  Britain to lead the world in Islamic finance on 26/02/2015
  Russia seeks Shariah banking funds to counter sanctions on 23/02/2015
  Morocco issues decree to create sharia board for Islamic finance on 18/02/2015
  Russian banks look to build Islamic Finance knowledge on 09/02/2015
  Bahrain looks for regional banking edge with central sharia board on 06/02/2015
  Islamic finance to attract greater share of world's financial services industry on 04/02/2015
  Maldives sees top bank aiding offshore hub goal in Islamic finance on 29/01/2015
  UK, Singapore welcome deeper cooperation in first financial dialogue on 29/01/2015
  Dubai-Luxembourg firm launches Islamic factoring for SMEs on 27/01/2015
  Corporates targeting sukuk amid oil price slide on 06/01/2015
  Malaysia on track to become international Islamic financial hub on 15/12/2014
  Hong Kong works to keep Islamic finance momentum as firms balk on 11/12/2014
  After Western sukuk debuts, Islamic finance looks to emerging sovereigns on 08/12/2014
  After Western sukuk debuts, Islamic finance looks to emerging sovereigns on 04/12/2014
  UAE Sharia-compliant banking assets crosses US$100 billion on 02/12/2014
  Islamic finance body IIFM to develop trade, corporate finance contracts on 01/12/2014
  Dubai’s economic success model for China, Arab world according to experts on 25/11/2014
  Islamic finance body IIFM launches collateralised murabaha standard on 17/11/2014
  Indonesia eyes consolidation, new laws for Islamic finance on 04/11/2014
  Britain’s Islamic finance market widens on 03/11/2014
  Standardisation required to promote Islamic finance in UAE on 30/10/2014
  Malaysia and UAE collaborate on capacity building for Islamic capital market on 29/10/2014
  Luxembourg bond plan to fest Shariah cash depth: Islamic Finance on 28/10/2014
  Luxembourg finance minister says more sukuk issues possible on 27/10/2014
  UK dream of becoming Islamic Hub needs corporate assist on 20/10/2014
  Islamic finance gets interest from African states on 17/10/2014
  IMF launches consultations on Islamic finance on 13/10/2014
  Liechtenstein plans push into Islamic finance on 10/10/2014
  Singapore still lags behind in sukuk market on 02/10/2014
  Luxembourg's debut sukuk sees strong demand from government accounts on 01/10/2014
  Luxembourg presses on with sukuk bond on 30/09/2014
  Hong Kong to see more sukuk issuances on 29/09/2014
  Goldman Sachs Sukuk seen as too risky for US imitators on 23/09/2014
  DIFC investments plans to raise about US$700 million in Sukuk sale on 22/09/2014
  South Africa issues first Islamic bond on 19/09/2014
  Luxembourg prepares ground for debut euro-denominated sukuk on 17/09/2014
  Hong Kong raises US$1 billion in debut Islamic bond issue on 11/09/2014
  Morocco is one step closer to Islamic banking on 05/09/2014
  Moody's: Sovereign Sukuk issuance to rise as new governments enter Islamic capital markets on 04/09/2014
  UAE- Islamic finance seeks to go green with environment-based products on 03/09/2014
  Basel III deposit challenge looms over Islamic banks on 02/09/2014
  Sukuk drought poised to end on first-time sales: Islamic finance on 28/08/2014
  Basel III offers chance for Islamic banks to ‘boost capitalisation, liquidity management’ on 19/08/2014
  Islamic Finance: UAE margin trade crackdown fans Shariah push on 18/08/2014
  New report on Islamic finance in Africa highlights opportunities for growth on 14/08/2014
  Russia sanctions spur bank drive for Shariah funding role on 13/08/2014
  Hong Kong, Pakistan, Indonesia set for Islamic bond issues on 08/08/2014
  Malta mulling Sukuk issue on 06/08/2014
  Moody’s shows Sharjah coming of age with sukuk on 23/07/2014
  UAE Islamic banking assets crossed US$95b in 2013 on 21/07/2014
  UAE most active ME debt capital market in H1 on 15/07/2014
  Luxembourg approves bill paving way for sukuk this year on 10/07/2014
  Moody's sees strong growth in Islamic financing in Malaysia on 02/07/2014
  Islamic finance budding slowly in Russia on 30/06/2014
  Islamic trade finance fuels rising Gulf reinsurance demand on 26/06/2014
  Sukuk will feature in liquidity guidance given to Islamic banks –IFSB on 25/06/2014
  UK Treasury jostles for position on Islamic finance map on 24/06/2014
  Luxembourg eyes sukuk bill before summer, open to future issuance on 23/06/2014
  Luxembourg sukuk plan back on track as lawmakers revise bill on 20/06/2014
  Malaysia & Hong Kong enhance cross border partnership on Islamic capital market on 19/06/2014
  UK’s debut sukuk unlikely to buoy Islamic banking on 18/06/2014
  MENA SMEs turn to Islamic financing for funding on 16/06/2014
  UK to be first non-Muslim nation to issue sukuk on 13/06/2014
  PM says Maltese government will continue to oppose financial transaction tax on 13/06/2014
  Malaysia seeks to pioneer Islamic wealth management on 11/06/2014
  Japanese bank sets up US$500mn sukuk programme on 06/06/2014
  Brazil targeting Mideast riches with first Islamic fund on 03/06/2014
  Indonesia's regulator prepares Islamic finance roadmap on 29/05/2014
  Islamic finance looks to shake off sukuk pricing hitch on 22/05/2014
  Islamic banking assets forecast to exceed US$3.4tr by 2018 on 21/05/2014
  Hong Kong's sukuk ambitions cause a stir on 20/05/2014
  Qatar to set up deposit insurance, including Islamic scheme on 15/05/2014
  London mayor sees broad appeal for £200mn UK sukuk on 25/04/2014
  Islamic finance body IIFM eyes first sukuk standard on 23/04/2014
  Dubai headed for top of Islamic economy, chief says on 22/04/2014
  Hong Kong to issue sukuk of up to US$1 billion after summer on 16/04/2014
  UK gets tight with GCC as debut sukuk looms on 15/04/2014
  Bahrain-UK in major Islamic finance deal on 10/04/2014
  Islamic finance set to expand in Arab countries on 08/04/2014
  Islamic Finance to grow at 15 per cent this year, says IBFIM on 07/04/2014
  Dubai to challenge London with Islamic Financing platform on 04/04/2014
  Islamic finance looks to revive securitsation market on 27/03/2014
  Hong Kong lawmakers support sukuk bill, US$500 million issuance on 20/03/2014
  Advisory body scrutinises Luxembourg sukuk plan on 13/03/2014
  Mauritius central bank slams "foot-dragging" on Islamic finance, other reforms on 06/03/2014
  Islamic finance poised to develop in North Africa Sector seen attractive: report on 28/02/2014
  Qatar ‘ideally placed’ to be potential nucleus of global Islamic economy on 24/02/2014
  Corporate issuance expected to pick up pace on 10/02/2014
  Hong Kong should not miss out on growing Islamic finance market on 22/01/2014
  Luxembourg moves closer to debut sukuk on 08/01/2014
  Labuan FSA issues revised guidelines on the establishment of Labuan Mutual Funds on 06/01/2014
  Islamic finance industry will grow in 2014, CIBE says on 03/01/2014
  Islamic wealth management next phase of growth for Islamic finance on 02/01/2014
  Hong Kong's Islamic finance goal boosted by Basel III rules on 16/12/2013
  New guidelines for Islamic banks, Takaful on 13/12/2013
  Labuan FSA Issues New Guidelines for Labuan Protected Cell Companies and Labuan Securities Licensees, Including Islamic Securities Licensees on 12/12/2013
  Islamic finance facing integration challenge on 04/12/2013
  Hong Kong still a long way from being an Islamic finance hub on 03/12/2013
  Labuan IBFC to ink MoU with INCEIF on research in Islamic wealth management on 28/11/2013
  Dubai races to become global Islamic finance hub on 25/11/2013
  Dubai, London, Kuala Lumpur vie for Islamic finance crown on 14/11/2013
  Lawyers call for clarity of rules if UK is to become Western hub of Islamic finance on 08/11/2013
  UAE plans Islamic finance authority backed by legislation on 31/10/2013
  UK - Cameron unveils Islamic bond plan on 30/10/2013
  UK, Malaysia top in Islamic finance research on 28/10/2013
  David Cameron wants UK to become centre of Islamic finance on 23/10/2013
  Islamic finance industry giants to set transformation path on 21/10/2013
  Malaysia, UAE tie up to boost economic ties, Islamic finance on 16/10/2013
  Islamic banks 'should issue perpetual sukuk' on 15/10/2013
  London now a key Islamic finance centre on 14/10/2013
  Malaysia and UAE tie up to boost economic ties, Islamic finance on 11/10/2013
  Singapore and Malaysia urged to collaborate on Islamic financing on 02/10/2013
  Rules, low demand hinder Malaysian Basel III sukuk on 24/09/2013
  Western banks eye growth in Islamic trade finance on 18/09/2013
  Dubai and London are well placed to capitalise on global interest in Islamic Finance on 10/09/2013
  Sustainable investing: Opportunity awaits Islamic finance industry on 09/09/2013
  Dubai finance centre keeps expanding with seven per cent jobs growth in 2013 on 06/09/2013
  Bank Negara Malaysia-Hong Kong Monetary Authority cooperation set up on 02/09/2013
  New free zone planned in the UAE on 20/08/2013
  Islamic insurance at the crossroads on 06/08/2013
  Islamic banking nears its big breakthrough in Africa on 02/08/2013
  Standardisation of Islamic finance regulations vital to future growth on 01/08/2013
  Dubai Centre for Islamic Banking and Finance launched on 25/07/2013
  New Hong Kong tax rules for Islamic Finance on 25/07/2013
  Malaysia revamps Islamic finance system on 19/07/2013
  London aims to win bigger slice of thriving Islamic finance market on 04/07/2013
  CIMB says Islamic Finance growth a third of potential on 03/07/2013
  Islamic finance in Tunisia could reach up to ’40 per cent market share’ on 17/06/2013
  Singapore to boost Islamic finance on 05/06/2013
  Bankers urge Islamic banks to develop their own financial reporting standard on 14/05/2013
  Egypt's nod to Islamic finance to attract investments on 02/05/2013
  London and Dubai want Islamic finance crown on 01/05/2013
  Abu Dhabi plans financial free zone, may resemble Dubai on 29/04/2013
  Islamic microfinance market touches USD1bn on 22/04/2013
  Australian Government eyes Islamic finance growth opportunity on 17/04/2013
  Arab bank chief expects over $25bn to be moved from EU to UAE on 02/04/2013
  Sharia compliance: To be or not to be on 26/03/2013
  Bank Negara is liberalising foreign exchange rules to enhance competitiveness on 22/03/2013
  UK sets up task force set up to attract more Islamic finance on 13/03/2013
  Islamic finance to land UAE among top economies in the world: Sheikh Mohammed on 28/02/2013
  Cross-Border tax on Islamic finance prohibitively high on 22/02/2013
  QFC and Turkey are top Islamic finance hubs says study on 15/02/2013
  Inconsistent regulation hurting Gulf’s Takaful industry on 11/02/2013
  Location, new rules may aid Dubai’s Islamic business push on 07/02/2013
  Islamic banking assets may surpass US$1.8 trillion in 2013 on 05/02/2013
  Islamic banking ‘can help meet capital rules’ on 28/01/2013
  Growing number of Middle East Islamic funds launch in Luxembourg on 14/01/2013
  Hong Kong plugs proposed tax rules for Islamic finance on 11/01/2013
  First Aussie sukuk taps Labuan for RM489mil on 21/12/2012
  Islamic Finance Principles Attractive to Investors on 18/12/2012
  Alfi reveals how to service Islamic funds in Luxembourg on 12/12/2012
  Islamic finance to challenge conventional banks on 10/12/2012
  Need for strategy for sustainable growth of Islamic Finance in Asia on 19/11/2012
  Hong Kong's sukuk bill on track but local interest dim on 15/11/2012
  Hong Kong releases consultation conclusions on Sukuk taxation on 30/10/2012
  Islamic finance to play key role in boosting economic development in Africa on 29/10/2012
  Arab banks mull repercussions of US FATCA law on 04/10/2012
  HK ‘needs to catch up on Islamic finance’ on 21/09/2012
  Omani Islamic banking regulation 'expected at any time' on 18/09/2012
  Demand grows for Islamic op risk managers on 30/08/2012
  Islamic fund sets up in Ireland on 28/08/2012
  Islamic trade finance lost in transaction on 06/08/2012
  Bermuda seeks Islamic finance business at Singapore summit on 08/06/2012
  Labuan Financial Services Authority's 2011 income at RM26.9m on 07/06/2012
  NIB backs AAOIFI’s efforts to reform Islamic finance industry on 22/05/2012
  New markets eye Islamic finance push on 08/05/2012
  West looks to the East for growth as Islamic finance comes centre stage on 01/05/2012
  AAOIFI in wide review of Islamic finance standards on 30/04/2012
  Bermuda signs TIEAs with Italy and Malaysia on 24/04/2012
  Islamic Financial Services Board publishes new guidelines on 09/04/2012
  UAE bids to host Islamic trade lender branch on 05/04/2012
  Hong Kong welcomes sukuk rules on 04/04/2012
  Islamic Finance seen to growth between 15-20 per cent per annum on 26/03/2012
  LSE enhances its sukuk listing prowess on 07/02/2012
  Challenges to growth of Islamic banking on 26/01/2012
  Bermuda to be first Western centre for Islamic finance in favourable tax domicile on 20/01/2012
  Goldman advisor defends US$2 billion Islamic bond scheme on 04/01/2012
  Island could play vital Islamic Finance role on 25/11/2011
  Islamic finance a better risk than banks? on 21/10/2011
  Europe can learn from Islamic finance, says Luxembourg's Finance Minister on 19/10/2011
  Islamic bodies eye corporate funding opportunities on 11/10/2011
  Bermuda: Island to increase its presence in Islamic financial world on 14/07/2011
  Islamic insurance sector growing at 25pc on 13/06/2011
  London and Luxembourg battle over sukuk listing domicile on 06/06/2011
  Ireland aims to be home of Islamic finance in Europe on 03/06/2011
  Islamic finance evolves as tool for international trade on 23/05/2011
  Islamic finance profile raised in Asia Pacific on 13/05/2011
  Malaysia's Takaful market shows impressive growth on 26/04/2011
  Bermuda: ‘Obvious’ hub for Islamic Finance on 18/04/2011
  Bahrain’s future as international financial centre remains intact on 05/04/2011
  Islamic bonds 'have strong growth potential in Singapore' on 25/03/2011
  Shariah-based investment products set to flood markets on 15/03/2011
  London gets jump on New York in Islamic finance on 24/02/2011
  Asia sukuk draw Gulf funds as crisis worsens on 23/02/2011
  Cross-border sukuk on the rise on 21/02/2011
  The value of Islamic finance is expected to surge on 11/02/2011
  Mauritius to open first Islamic bank on 03/02/2011
  Dubai exports Islamic Finance to Europe on 26/01/2011
  Malaysia should be ready for challenges in Islamic finance on 24/01/2011
  French banks plan to develop Islamic Finance, Lellouche says on 18/01/2011
  UAE insurance market set to experience strong growth on 11/01/2011
  Indonesia cuts taxes after trailing Malaysia: Islamic finance on 07/01/2011
  Monetary policy to lift sukuk market on 04/01/2011
  Islamic banking thriving on 23/12/2010
  Islamic endowments to accelerate growth of Islamic finance on 20/12/2010
  Ireland given lesson in Islamic finance on 09/12/2010
  Launch of UK's first Sharia-compliant DPS on 09/12/2010
  Islamic finance struggles to rouse inert fund industry on 02/12/2010
  Malaysia aims to take Islamic finance to its next level on 22/11/2010
  Bahrain seeks to retain finance lead on 16/11/2010
  HSBC's Islamic arm eyes 125 new branches by 2012 on 04/11/2010
  International borrowers take to Islamic bond market on 29/10/2010
  Launch of IILM: An important landmark on 28/10/2010
  Islamic fund management sector to see global players on 21/10/2010
  Australia planning tax changes to promote sales of Sukuk: Islamic Finance on 20/10/2010
  Australia plans tax changes to lure Islamic investors on 14/10/2010
  Gulf Finance House, Tunisian government launch offshore financial centre on 13/10/2010
  Bermuda as a centre for Islamic Finance? on 08/10/2010
  Tax change could boost FDI on 07/10/2010
  No Shariah rules for breaking deals gets regulator review: Islamic Finance on 04/10/2010
  Winds of change in South African tax laws for Islamic finance products on 27/09/2010
  ME Islamic finance growing say executives on 22/09/2010
  Islamic finance becomes subject of summits on 20/09/2010
  Malaysia looks to topple UK as centre for Islamic finance law on 09/09/2010
  New Islamic finance instructions in France on 06/09/2010
  Sukuks stalling against emerging-market debt on 03/09/2010
  First corporate sukuk bought in UK on 02/09/2010
  Sovereign sukuk beating company debt first time since May: Islamic Finance on 25/08/2010
  Dubai says it has no plans to seek rating, sell bonds on 25/08/2010
  Trade push reshaping Islamic finance's regional rivalry on 19/08/2010
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