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  • survival_interest_rate_based_debt_financing_system_abbas.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mirakhor, Abbas; Shaukat, Mughees (2012)

  • Evidence has been mounting (over the centuries) that the interest based debt financing regime is under ever increasing distress. All of the earlier crises whatever label they carried? exchange rate crisis or banking crisis have been debt crises in essence. At the present, empirical research suggests that the debt-to-GDP ratio of the richest members of the G-20 threatens to touch 120% mark by 2014 while by 2020 the U.S and the other major European centers would amass a ratio of at least 150%, with Japan and U.K going to 300% and 200% respectively. Even more disconcerting is the projected interest rate paths on their debts which would increase from now almost 5% to 10% in all cases, and...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Hasan, Zubair (2007)

  • It is well to begin with the statement that there is yet no agreed definition of sustainable development. For, it is an emerging concept attempting to assimilate the dynamism of a process of change that cannot ignore local concerns, needs, and interests. Being relatively new, it evolves as we learn to grasp its wider implications for different aspects of our lives. The key question here is: what it is that we want to sustain.

  • IFHubEd6_sustainable_fiscal_position_malaysia_azura.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Othman, Azura (2017)

  • Malaysia needs more fiscal space to manoeuver and safeguard growth under current challenging economic condition. The current persistent deficit and high leverage has raised concerns about the sustainability of Malaysia's fiscal position. Amid the above concerns, measures that have been taken by the Government thus far; mainly in the form of subsidy rationalization and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST); although required, have not been popular among the masses, and ineffective if the Government does not reign in its operating expenditure and borrowing. Increasing borrowing further via bond issuance or long-term government borrowing increases vulnerability, adds inter...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah & Seho, Mirzet (2017)

  • Although Islam was introduced to South East Asia through traders in the 12th century and gained wide acceptance throughout the region in the 14th and 15th centruries (McDonnel, 1986; Ishak & Abdullah, 2012), the earliest hajj undertakings began only in 1849 (Baharudin, 2014). At that time, Malaysia then Malaya was a British colony. However, under the Pangkor Treaty of 1874, the British pledged that they would not interfere in the religion, customs and traditions of the Malays (Baharudin, 2014).

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • I have chosen the topic to be "The Constant behaviour of Generations of Men". I got this idea after picking up a number of latest publications in Islamic Banking and Finance that I have a chance to lay my hands pn the last few weeks. I thought I want to touch on something that would be most current in the literature. What I finally got was the impression that men never change in their behaviour and pursuit of life, hence the title. I believe you will agree with me at the end of this half article that I am not far from the truth.

  • equity_premium_puzzle_ambiguity_aversion_institutional_quality_implications_Islamic_finance_abbas.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Erbas, S. Nuri; Mirakhor, Abbas (2010)

  • With cross-section data from 53 emerging and mature markets, we provide evidence that equity premium puzzle is a global phenomenon. In addition to risk aversion, equity premium may reflect ambiguity aversion. We explore the sources of equity premium using some pertinent fundamental independent variables, as well as the World Bank institutional quality indexes and other proxies for the degree of ambiguity in the sample countries. Some World Bank and other indexes are statistically significant, which indicates that a large part of equity premium may reflect investor aversion to ambiguities resulting from institutional weaknesses. Implications of the results for Islamic finance are discu...

  • Islamic_financial_system_alternative_hossein_zamir_nourreddine_abbas.PDF.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Askari, Hossein; Iqbal, Zamir; Krichene, Noureddine; Mirakhor, Abbas (2011)

  • Islamic finance provides financial products, which comply with Islamic law (Shariah), largerly to Muslim investors and some Islamic products have even attracted conventional investors and borrowers. Despite growing interest in Islamic finance, a full-fledged Islamic financial system has yet to be established and demonstrated as the viable financial system in even a single country ...

  • islamic_gold_dinar_myths_reality_cizakca.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2011)

  • Recently, there have been an increasing number of publications and conferences on the re-introduction of the Islamic gold dÊnÉr, a coin with pure gold content. The phenomenon could even be construed as a campaign. The proponents of this idea, who are known as denarists and are particularly active in Malaysia, advocate that this country, as well as the whole Islamic world, “urgently” return to the Islamic gold dÊnÉr. Their call has gained considerable urgency in view of the latest crisis in the West. But what the denarists are doing is proposing an essentially historical system (coinage was the norm throughout history) without having studied how the system they are proposing actually f...

  • the_lembaga_urusan_dan_tabung_haji.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2014)

  • The Tabung Haji is one of the most successful institutions for financing and organizing the modern pilgrimage. This was confirmed in 1990, when it was awarded the Islamic Development Bank prize in Islamic banking for the services it has provided to Malaysian pilgrims. In this chapter we will explain not only its establishment but also the reasons behind its success. This information will be provided in the hope that other Islamic countries may also wish to establish similar institutions.

  • The_Maldives_unique_breeding_ground_for_Islamic_finance_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2013)

  • The Maldives is a small island nation and also the lowest country in the world, with a maximum natural ground level of only 2.4 meters, situated in the Indian Ocean. The country consists of more than 1,900 coral islands which are geographically dispersed in the sea, spreading over some 90,000 square kilometers.

Browsing by Topic Islamic finance

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  • survival_interest_rate_based_debt_financing_system_abbas.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mirakhor, Abbas; Shaukat, Mughees (2012)

  • Evidence has been mounting (over the centuries) that the interest based debt financing regime is under ever increasing distress. All of the earlier crises whatever label they carried? exchange rate crisis or banking crisis have been debt crises in essence. At the present, empirical research suggests that the debt-to-GDP ratio of the richest members of the G-20 threatens to touch 120% mark by 2014 while by 2020 the U.S and the other major European centers would amass a ratio of at least 150%, with Japan and U.K going to 300% and 200% respectively. Even more disconcerting is the projected interest rate paths on their debts which would increase from now almost 5% to 10% in all cases, and...

  • sustainable development from an islamic perspective_zubair.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Hasan, Zubair (2007)

  • It is well to begin with the statement that there is yet no agreed definition of sustainable development. For, it is an emerging concept attempting to assimilate the dynamism of a process of change that cannot ignore local concerns, needs, and interests. Being relatively new, it evolves as we learn to grasp its wider implications for different aspects of our lives. The key question here is: what it is that we want to sustain.

  • IFHubEd6_sustainable_fiscal_position_malaysia_azura.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Othman, Azura (2017)

  • Malaysia needs more fiscal space to manoeuver and safeguard growth under current challenging economic condition. The current persistent deficit and high leverage has raised concerns about the sustainability of Malaysia's fiscal position. Amid the above concerns, measures that have been taken by the Government thus far; mainly in the form of subsidy rationalization and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST); although required, have not been popular among the masses, and ineffective if the Government does not reign in its operating expenditure and borrowing. Increasing borrowing further via bond issuance or long-term government borrowing increases vulnerability, adds inter...

  • tabung_haji_run_up_Islamic_finance.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah & Seho, Mirzet (2017)

  • Although Islam was introduced to South East Asia through traders in the 12th century and gained wide acceptance throughout the region in the 14th and 15th centruries (McDonnel, 1986; Ishak & Abdullah, 2012), the earliest hajj undertakings began only in 1849 (Baharudin, 2014). At that time, Malaysia then Malaya was a British colony. However, under the Pangkor Treaty of 1874, the British pledged that they would not interfere in the religion, customs and traditions of the Malays (Baharudin, 2014).

  • item.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • I have chosen the topic to be "The Constant behaviour of Generations of Men". I got this idea after picking up a number of latest publications in Islamic Banking and Finance that I have a chance to lay my hands pn the last few weeks. I thought I want to touch on something that would be most current in the literature. What I finally got was the impression that men never change in their behaviour and pursuit of life, hence the title. I believe you will agree with me at the end of this half article that I am not far from the truth.

  • equity_premium_puzzle_ambiguity_aversion_institutional_quality_implications_Islamic_finance_abbas.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Erbas, S. Nuri; Mirakhor, Abbas (2010)

  • With cross-section data from 53 emerging and mature markets, we provide evidence that equity premium puzzle is a global phenomenon. In addition to risk aversion, equity premium may reflect ambiguity aversion. We explore the sources of equity premium using some pertinent fundamental independent variables, as well as the World Bank institutional quality indexes and other proxies for the degree of ambiguity in the sample countries. Some World Bank and other indexes are statistically significant, which indicates that a large part of equity premium may reflect investor aversion to ambiguities resulting from institutional weaknesses. Implications of the results for Islamic finance are discu...

  • Islamic_financial_system_alternative_hossein_zamir_nourreddine_abbas.PDF.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Askari, Hossein; Iqbal, Zamir; Krichene, Noureddine; Mirakhor, Abbas (2011)

  • Islamic finance provides financial products, which comply with Islamic law (Shariah), largerly to Muslim investors and some Islamic products have even attracted conventional investors and borrowers. Despite growing interest in Islamic finance, a full-fledged Islamic financial system has yet to be established and demonstrated as the viable financial system in even a single country ...

  • islamic_gold_dinar_myths_reality_cizakca.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2011)

  • Recently, there have been an increasing number of publications and conferences on the re-introduction of the Islamic gold dÊnÉr, a coin with pure gold content. The phenomenon could even be construed as a campaign. The proponents of this idea, who are known as denarists and are particularly active in Malaysia, advocate that this country, as well as the whole Islamic world, “urgently” return to the Islamic gold dÊnÉr. Their call has gained considerable urgency in view of the latest crisis in the West. But what the denarists are doing is proposing an essentially historical system (coinage was the norm throughout history) without having studied how the system they are proposing actually f...

  • the_lembaga_urusan_dan_tabung_haji.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2014)

  • The Tabung Haji is one of the most successful institutions for financing and organizing the modern pilgrimage. This was confirmed in 1990, when it was awarded the Islamic Development Bank prize in Islamic banking for the services it has provided to Malaysian pilgrims. In this chapter we will explain not only its establishment but also the reasons behind its success. This information will be provided in the hope that other Islamic countries may also wish to establish similar institutions.

  • The_Maldives_unique_breeding_ground_for_Islamic_finance_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2013)

  • The Maldives is a small island nation and also the lowest country in the world, with a maximum natural ground level of only 2.4 meters, situated in the Indian Ocean. The country consists of more than 1,900 coral islands which are geographically dispersed in the sea, spreading over some 90,000 square kilometers.