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Islamic finance : law, economics, and practice

Author: Mahmoud A El-Gamal
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of the practice of Islamic finance and the historical roots that define its modes of operation. The focus of the book is analytical and forward-looking. It shows that Islamic finance exists mainly as a form of rent-seeking legal-arbitrage.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
El-Gamal, Mahmoud A., 1963-
Islamic finance.
Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006005127
(OCoLC)64208261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mahmoud A El-Gamal
ISBN: 0511219539 9780511219535 0521864143 9780521864145 9780511221460 0511221460 0511218117 9780511218118 0511220219 9780511220210 0511220863 9780511220869 110716933X 9781107169333 1280480114 9781280480119 0511309015 9780511309014 0511753756 9780511753756 9780521741262 0521741262
OCLC Number: 173610010
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Jurisprudence and arbitrage --
Two major prohibitions : Riba and Gharar --
Sale-based Islamic finance --
Derivative-like sales : salam, istisna', and 'urbun --
Leasing, securitization, and Sukuk --
Partnerships and equity investment --
Islamic financial institutions --
Governance and regulatory solutions in mutuality --
Beyond Shari'a arbitrage.
Responsibility: Mahmoud A. El-Gamal.
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'This book is by far one of the best that has been published on the topic of Islamic finance and banking.' Choice Magazine, Outstanding Academic Title, 2007 'Islamic Finance is a fine work of Read more...

 
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