International Finance

Tag : Sharia law

Islamic Banking

Western governments and companies are poised to test Islamic bond markets

The UK’s Islamic Finance Secretariat puts the value of Sharia-compliant assets globally at trillion dollars. A story surfaced in the Malaysian media last September suggesting that the ESB was planning to issue an Islamic-compliant bond, or sukuk, as part of its future funding arrangements. Sukuk are structured to pay profits or rent, rather than traditional...