Islamic Finance in the Global Economy by Ibrahim Warde

By Ibrahim Warde

Long ago decade, Islamic finance has grown at charges exceeding 20% a yr. it really is now a $200 billion undefined, with operations in over 70 international locations. This e-book explains the ambiguity of a procedure rooted within the medieval period thriving within the worldwide economic system. It strains the evolution of Islamic finance, explores its value from a ancient and comparative viewpoint, and considers the strategic, advertising, managerial, political, monetary, regulatory and cultural demanding situations confronted by way of Islamic associations. in line with rigorous educational examine in addition to enormous empirical paintings, this authoritative booklet is decided to turn into a useful reference paintings for all people with an curiosity in Islamic and center jap economics, company and finance.

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Only a few countries – most prominently Iran – have a tradition of autonomous and hierarchically-structured clergy. Most people are familiar with the Sunni–Shia divide. But there is a far greater diversity of religious groups, beliefs and practices. Differences can be attributed to religious schisms, but more commonly to different historical paths as well as exposure to outside influences. In certain areas, such as what is now Saudi Arabia, there is a tradition of religious homogeneity (with the exception of a small Shia minority).

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