Friday, September 07, 2007

Islamic finance growing rapidly, other news

Islamic finance continues to grow rapidly.

Thailand hosts conference to attract firms in the halal market to the country. This, and other conferences, are listed on the IHI conference listing page. The International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) signed a memorandum of understanding with a Thai University, Chulalongkorn University, to atract more Thai students.

Malaysia is deciding whether to allow foreign banks to open standalone Islamic banks in Kuala Lumpur. The new Malaysian proposed budget includes many tax breaks to attract Islamic finance companies and experts

Takaful growing rapidly in Brunei.

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