Designed to enlighten and entertain, fact and fiction intertwine as the reader discovers the tragedy, danger, and hope which result from the decisions made by these individual heroes and villains alike in England during the seventeen hundreds.
In a wider sense, this book gets to the heart of the issues affecting the stability and performance of financial institutions whether they are Islamic or Western. The recent global financial crisis is a stark reminder on how vital the stability of the global financial system is to the world’s interconnected economies. The United States and Western Europe have not yet fully recovered from the adverse effect of the recent global financial crisis in terms of costly bailouts by taxpayers of failed banks and lingering higher levels of unemployment. As regulating the banking sector to stave off financial crisis has become a hot issue in the United States and Eurozone countries, the book looks at what lessons conventional banks and financial institutions can draw from the principles of Islamic finance.
The book analyzes the origins and evolution of Islamic finance and shows the role that major schools of Islamic thought play in deciding whether a particular transaction or financial instrument complies with Islamic law. It delves into case studies in the Middle East and the island nations of Southeast Asia.
The book will prove of interest to investors who want to learn more about emerging markets in the Muslim world where many large financial institutions and corporations use the principles of Islamic finance. The book will also be of interest to government officials, academics, financial professionals in general and more particularly the educated middle classes in North Africa and the Middle East, Malaysia, and Indonesia, where Islamic banking and financial services are rapidly growing in dominance.
About the Author
Abdirahman M. Abdi has a PhD in monetary and international economics from George Mason University, two master’s degrees in applied economics and finance from John Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Pace University in New York. Mr. Abdi has nearly thirty years of experience working in Wall Street and the World Bank, where he was a treasury operations official in the assets & liability management unit responsible for managing the Bank’s $115 billion balance sheet portfolio.
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