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Islamic Finance in the Global Economy
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Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Ibrahim Warde

Abstract

In the past decade, Islamic finance has grown at rates exceeding 20 per cent a year, and is now a US $200 billion industry, with operations in over seventy countries. This book explains the paradox of a system rooted in the medieval era thriving in the global economy. It traces the evolution of Islamic finance, explores its significance from a historical and comparative perspective, and considers the strategic, marketing, managerial, political, economic, regulatory and cultural challenges faced by Islamic institutions. Coverage is comprehensive, defining Islamic finance in its broadest sense t ... More

Keywords: Islamic banks, Islamic mutual funds, Islamic securities, Islamic insurance, Pakistan, Iran, Sudan, Malaysia, Islamic economics, Islamic business

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780748612161
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612161.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ibrahim Warde, author