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NBR Analysis (Mar 2008)

Islamic Finance: Global Trends and Challenges

Zeti Akhtar Aziz and Shamshad Akhtar

This issue of the NBR Analysis contains adapted versions of the opening and closing keynote addresses from an NBR conference on Islamic finance, presented respectively by Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, and by Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. As leaders and strategic thinkers in the Islamic finance industry, Governors Aziz and Akhtar provide invaluable insight both into the factors shaping the industry’s global trends and into the challenges confronting the industry’s long-term sustainability.

Table of Contents

Enhancing Interlinkages and Opportunities: The Role of Islamic Finance
Zeti Akhtar Aziz

Islamic Finance: Sustainability and Challenges
Shamshad Akhtar

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