Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Islamic Finance To Grow Significantly In 10-15 Years: Singapore DPM

It is expected that in the next 10 to 15 years Islamic Finance will offer significant opportunities for growth and diversification. Tharman Shanmugaratnam - Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance - expressed his optimistic attitude towards the prospects of Islamic finance. He pointed out that Islamic financial institutions have largly escaped significant damage in the global financial crisis as one of the main reasons for his attitude. In addition, he explained that this financial area has the opportunity to diversify into new growth areas such as trade and infrastructure financing in Asia and the emerging markets.

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