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UAE central bank calls for unified shariah board‎ to boost market

Posted on 24 May 2012

The United Arab Emirates needs a centralized body for the Islamic finance industry to help develop its sukuk market further, a top central bank official said on Wednesday. Saif al-Shamsi, assistant governor for monetary policy and financial stability, said the law calls for a central sharia committee at the federal level that would work with sharia boards at the corporate level but that has not been implemented yet federally.
“Despite the advanced state of the UAE in issuing Islamic sukuk, we believe that we still need to do more,” he said in a speech. “This includes finding a unified body for the main fatwas (decrees) in the Islamic financial services domain, as is the case in Malaysia.”……………………………………….Full Article: Source

 
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