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Islamic Investments: Issues and Country Experiences

Arindam Banerjee (Editor)
Synopsis Islamic Investments, governed by the Shari'ah doctrines, the divine law as revealed in the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, have witnesses significant growth and advancements since its initial development in the early 1970s. Presently, Islamic financial institutions are not just confined to the geographical boundaries of the Islamic countries, but today, they operate in and around forty countries globally, including the likes of UK and US.

To be Islam compliant, financial products and transactions need to abide the Shari'ah laws. Thus, the unique features of Islamic investments pertain to prohibition of interest on loans and exchange of unequal quantities of similar goods. It also prohibits one from gambling and betting activities. In essence, Islamic investments restricts individuals from hoarding money but encourages profit sharing basis. One of the areas where Islamic investments have made a major impact is the stock market with the primary focus on the ethical front.

This book primarily aims to introduce Islamic investments, its related products and services and finally, takes a closer look at global Islamic capital markets and Islamic indexes.

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About the author

Arindam Banerjee

Arindam Banerjee holds a PGDBA from Icfai Business School. His assignments primarily include developing courseware in areas of economics and corporate finance. He is also actively involved in teaching postgraduate students in areas of microeconomics, corporate finance and strategic financial management. He is Consulting Editor for Portfolio Organizer, a monthly magazine by the Icfai University Press, pertaining to areas of Investments, Personal Finance and Global Economy. He has edited a few books published by the Icfai University Press. He has a good number of published articles, case studies and research papers in finance related areas in international journals to his credit.

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Title Islamic Investments: Issues and Country Experiences
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8131420416
length xiv+220p.