Arab Today, arab today islamic finance can promote stability
Last Updated : GMT 13:41:30
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Director Christine Lagarde:

Islamic finance can promote stability

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Islamic finance can promote stability

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde
Kuwait City - Arab Today

The fast growing, Sharia-compliant Islamic finance industry has the potential to promote financial stability because of its risk-sharing and asset-backed features, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.

"Islamic finance has, in principle, the potential to promote financial stability because its risk-sharing feature reduces leverage and its financing is asset-backed and thus fully collateralized," Lagarde told an Islamic finance conference in Kuwait.

Islamic banks also offer profit-sharing and loss-bearing accounts that can help mitigate losses and contagion in the event of banking sector distress, she said.

"This leads... to higher total loss-absorbing capital, one of the key objectives of the new global regulatory reform," Lagarde told the one-day event organised by the IMF and Central Bank of Kuwait.

But she said that for the industry to unlock its full potential, it must expand its customer base, harmonise standards and improve regulatory frameworks.

Lagarde later told a press conference the IMF will increase its involvement in the Islamic finance industry by providing more bilateral surveillance and analytical help.

The Islamic finance industry, which bans speculation and interest, still lacks effective regulatory and supervisory frameworks catering to its unique risks.

It also bans dealing in products with excessive uncertainty, gambling, short sales and financing prohibited activities considered harmful to society.

Lagarde said Islamic assets have crossed the $2 trillion mark and has the potential to grow much larger.

Around 40 million of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are clients of the Islamic finance industry, which has surged in popularity since its niche market days of the early 1970s.

Kuwait's Central Bank governor Mohammad al-Hashel said Islamic finance can offer a system based on strong principles and social justice.

"A system, which if implemented in its true spirit, will bolster growth, create jobs, reduce poverty and address inequality," Hashel said.

He said the Islamic system channels credit into productive investments that are socially responsible and not in wasteful speculative activity.

The objective is to create a system that is "ethically right, socially just, financially stable and economically productive", Hashel said.

Officials and experts, however, acknowledged that the industry still faces tough hurdles, mainly setting consistent regulations for all markets.

The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank president, Ahmad Mohamed Ali, said he believes the main obstacle is the failure to create a mega Islamic bank and the lack of sufficient tools to manage liquidity effectively.
Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 07:18 2017 Monday ,09 October

takes eurozone farewell bow

GMT 15:08 2017 Sunday ,08 October

Deutsche Bank plots more moderate

GMT 16:07 2017 Saturday ,07 October

Saudi companies invest in liquefied gas

GMT 21:52 2017 Tuesday ,03 October

Saudi , Russia to set up $1bn energy fund

GMT 06:39 2017 Tuesday ,03 October

Equifax warned about vulnerability, didn't patch it

GMT 03:39 2017 Saturday ,30 September

Al Jawaheri economic improvement

GMT 04:54 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

OPEC to discuss extending cuts, quotas

GMT 02:07 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Inequality, low wages weaken global growth
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today islamic finance can promote stability Arab Today, arab today islamic finance can promote stability

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today islamic finance can promote stability Arab Today, arab today islamic finance can promote stability

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Fighters celebrate Raqa victory

GMT 06:07 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fighters celebrate Raqa victory
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Dalal Abdel Aziz happy for “Seventh Neighbor”

GMT 09:31 2017 Monday ,16 October

Dalal Abdel Aziz happy for “Seventh Neighbor”
Arab Today, arab today India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,13 October

Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 12:02 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 23:42 2017 Monday ,16 October

Better Marriages Make

GMT 07:02 2017 Sunday ,15 October

German minister sparks uproar

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday