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Developing islamic finance in the Philippines (English)

This report was prepared as part of the World Bank engagement in the Philippines to support Islamic Finance and Financial Inclusion. It provides an overview on the context for the development of Islamic finance in the Philippines and is accompanied by two focused reports providing further detail and suggestions on enhancing financial inclusion in the Philippines through Islamic microfinance and assessment of the status of financial inclusion in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)and the proposed Bangsamoro territory. ... See More +

Working Paper 106382 JUN 09, 2016

Mylenko,Nataliya Disclosed

Economic development and Islamic finance (English)

Islamic finance has been practiced in some form since the inception of Islam, its practice in modern financial markets became recognized only in the 1980s, and began to represent a meaningful share of global financial activity only around the beginning of this century. ... See More +

Publication 79891 JAN 01, 2013

Iqbal, Zamir; Mirakhor, Abbas; Bao, Wang Yong; Sheng, Andrew; Singh, Ajit; Erbas, S. Nuri; Cizakca, Murat; Iqbal, Zamir; Ahmed, Habib; Sharif, Kamaruddin; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Askari, Hossein; Rehman, Scheherazade; Othman, Azura Disclosed

The role of Islamic finance in enhancing financial inclusion in organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) countries (English)

The core principles of Islam lay great emphasis on social justice, inclusion, and sharing of resources between the haves and the have nots. Islamic finance addresses the issue of "financial inclusion" or "access to finance" from two directions -- one through promoting risk-sharing contracts that provide a viable alternative to conventional debt-based financing, and the other through specific instruments of redistribution of the wealth among the society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5920 DEC 01, 2011

Mohieldin, Mahmoud; Iqbal, Zamir; Rostom, Ahmed; Fu, Xiaochen Disclosed

Risk analysis for Islamic banks (English)

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of topics related to the assessment, analysis, and management of various types of risks in the field of Islamic banking. ... See More +

Publication 42481 NOV 30, 2007

Van Greuning, Hennie; Iqbal, Zamir Disclosed

Emerging Islamic capital markets : a quickening pace and new potential (English)

Describing the Islamic financial system simply as interest-free does not do justice to the system. Promotion of entrepreneurship, preservation of property rights, transparency, and the sanctity of contractual obligations, which are crucial to any sound financial system, describe its essence. ... See More +

Brief 120140 JAN 01, 2006

Iqbal,Zamir; Tsubota,Hiroshi Disclosed

Regulating islamic financial institutions : The nature of the regulated (English)

More than 200 Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) operate in 48 countries. Their combined assets exceed $200 billion, with an annual growth rate between 12 percent and 15 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3227 MAR 01, 2004

El-Hawary; Dahlia; Grais, Wafik; Iqbal, Zamir