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Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa : Status and Prospects

Volume/Issue: 2014/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , Mumtaz Hussain , Rodolfo Maino , Yibin Mu , and Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498348669

Keywords: sukuk, islamic banks, banking, General,

Islamic finance is a fast growing activity in world markets. This paper provides a survey on Islamic Finance in SSA. Ongoing activities include Islamic banking, sukuk issuances (to finance infrastructure projects),...

What’s in it for Me? A Primeron Differences between Islamic and Conventional Finance in Malaysia

What’s in it for Me? A Primeron Differences between Islamic and Conventional Finance in Malaysia »

Source: What's in it for Me? A Primeron Differences between Islamic and Conventional Finance in Malaysia

Volume/Issue: 2012/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olga Krasicka , and Sylwia Nowak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504224

Keywords: Islamic banks, conventional banks, Sukuk, bond, bonds, islamic finance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

What attracts conventional investors to Islamic financial instruments? We answer this question by comparing Malaysian Islamic and conventional security prices and their response to macrofinancial factors. Our analy...

Sukuk vs. Eurobonds

Sukuk vs. Eurobonds »

Source: Sukuk vs. Eurobonds : Is There a Difference in Value-at-Risk?

Volume/Issue: 2007/237

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Faezeh Raei , and Selim Cakir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2007

ISBN: 9781451868012

Keywords: Sukuk, Sharia-Compliance, Eurobonds, Value-at-Risk, Diversification, bond, conventional bonds, islamic bonds, bond portfolios,

This paper assesses the impact of bonds issued according to Islamic principles (Sukuk), on the cost and risk structure of investment portfolios by using the Value-at-Risk (VaR) framework. The market for Sukuk has g...

An Overview of Islamic Finance1

An Overview of Islamic Finance1 »

Source: An Overview of Islamic Finance

Volume/Issue: 2015/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mumtaz Hussain , Asghar Shahmoradi , and Rima Turk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513590745

Keywords: Sukuk, finance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Government Policy and Regulation,

Islamic finance has started to grow in international finance across the globe, with some concentration in few countries. Nearly 20 percent annual growth of Islamic finance in recent years seems to point to its resi...

Islamic Finance, Consumer Protection, and Financial Stability

Islamic Finance, Consumer Protection, and Financial Stability »

Source: Islamic Finance, Consumer Protection, and Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2015/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inutu Lukonga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2015

ISBN: 9781513515106

Keywords: Consumer Protection, Financial Stability, finance, islamic financial products, sukuk, General, Government Policy and Regulation, Corporation and Securities Law, Financial Stability.,

Consumer protection and financial literacy are essential pillars of a well functioning and stable financial system. As the global financial crisis demonstrated, inadequate attention to consumer protection and finan...

Do the Type of Sukuk and Choice of Shari'a Scholar Matter?

Do the Type of Sukuk and Choice of Shari'a Scholar Matter? »

Source: Do the Type of Sukuk and Choice of Shari'a Scholar Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2014/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christophe Godlewski , Rima Turk Ariss , and Laurent Weill

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498398794

Keywords: Financial Istruments, Shari&;amp;#x2019;a Scholars, ijara, sukuk, stock market, murabaha, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems,

Sukuk, the shari'a-compliant alternative mode of financing to conventional bonds, have expanded considerably over the last decade. We analyze the stock market reaction to two key features of this financial instrume...

The Economics of Islamic Finance and Securitization

The Economics of Islamic Finance and Securitization »

Source: The Economics of Islamic Finance and Securitization

Volume/Issue: 2007/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Jobst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451866810

Keywords: securitization, ABS, MBS, structured finance, Islamic securitization, sovereign securitization, shariah compliance, sukuk, mudharaba, ijara

Islamic lending transactions are governed by the precepts of the shariah, which bans interest and stipulates that income must be derived as return from entrepreneurial investment. Since Islamic finance is predicate...

Operative Principles of Islamic Derivatives

Operative Principles of Islamic Derivatives »

Source: Operative Principles of Islamic Derivatives : Towards a Coherent Theory

Volume/Issue: 2012/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Sole , and Andreas Jobst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781463938406

Keywords: derivatives, Islamic risk management, shari&;amp;#x2019;ah compliance, sukuk, mudaraba, ijarah, murabaha, riba, istisna, gharar

Derivatives are few and far between in countries where the compatibility of financial transactions with Islamic law requires the development of shari'ah-compliant structures. Islamic finance is governed by the shar...

Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance »

Source: Islamic Finance : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Alfred Kammer , Mohamed Norat , Marco Pinon , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Christopher Towe , and Zeine Zeidane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498325035

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islamic banking, participation finance, financial regulations, Sukuk markets, infrastructure finance, financial inclusion, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, tax policy

The SDN discusses the main policy issues and challenges in building an inclusive and safe Islamic finance industry, with emphasis on Islamic banking and Sukuk markets. To this end, it discuses why Islamic finance m...

Islamic Bond Issuance

Islamic Bond Issuance »

Source: Islamic Bond Issuance : What Sovereign Debt Managers Need to Know

Volume/Issue: 2008/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Peter Kunzel , Paul Mills , and Andreas Jobst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451946024

Keywords: Capital markets, Debt management, Islamic banking, Islamic finance, Securities markets, Sovereign debt, securitization, structured finance, Islamic bond, shari&;amp;#x2019;ah compliance

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the issuance of Islamic capital market securities (sukuk) by corporates and public sector entities amid growing demand for alternative investments. As the sukuk market continu...