WILL the "truth" set Islamic banking free from the "cheer-leading reins" that may be holding it back from authenticity-cum-innovation? Today, Mushtak Parker provides his insights on a successful Islamic banker and institution and some of the milestones of the industry.......Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
THE year 2011 was the year for (Malaysia) syariah-compliant index outperformance against all conventional
developed and emerging market country indicies and almost all frontier countries.
The Islamic finance industry has not talked up the Islamic equity capital market story, as the Islamic debt
capital market poster child, 'Sukuk,' has become the alter-ego of Islamic finance. But, does that amount to
concentration brand and business risk for a US$1 trillion (RM3.15 trillion), where Sukuk are, at best, 20 per
cent of Islamic finance?.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)