Islamic Finance

Do Millennials Hold the Key to #Islamic Banking?

Mushtak Parker, research consultant at Islamic Finance, says millennials are the main drivers in Saudi Arabia and Oman. The biggest challenge of Islamic finance is public policy, that most Islamic countries do not have a recognized or stated public policy in Islamic finance. It is the responsibilty of the governments because nothing can happen in a market without government approval or facilitation.

In the crisis the Russian Banks look to the Shariah

Russian lenders would like to tap Islamic finance just as the international sanctions and a low oil price brings their country to the brink of a recession. The Vnesheconombank is currently seeking advice from Middle East lenders on how to sell Islamic bonds. Banks and companies are seeking Shariah financing after the Russian currency recently weakened to an all-time low.

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