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Heaven's bankers : [inside the hidden world of Islamic finance]

Author: Harris Irfan
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Islamic finance today is a trillion-dollar industry. It is fast becoming the main way in which large projects get funded globally - such as buildings, aircraft, shipping - and many financial analysts expect Islamic banking assets worldwide to double within five years. In Heaven's Bankers, Harris Irfan provides an authoritative yet entertaining account of how a system of finance invented in the seventh-century  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harris Irfan
ISBN: 146831047X 9781468310474 1472105109 9781472105103 1472119606 9781472119605 9781468313116 1468313118
OCLC Number: 881888208
Notes: Originally published: London : Constable, 2014.
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Description: xx, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The quiet revolutionaries of Masjid al-Samad --
The nature of money --
The gentler face of Londonistan --
The rocket scientists of Deutsche Bank and the billion-dollar scholar --
The skunk works specialists --
The doomsday fatwa --
Standardizing the industry : accelerating chaos or bringing order? --
The credit crisis and Islamic finance --
When Sukuk go bad --
The regulator strikes back --
Arbitraging Islam : the great vampire squid arrives --
The future of Islamic finance.
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A journey inside the hidden world of Islamic finance, from one of the world's leading Islamic finance bankers.  Read more...

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