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Islamic bonds find favour in Australia

Posted on 27 March 2013

Insurance Australia Group became Malaysia’s biggest general insurer when its joint venture business AmG Insurance bought Kurnia Insurans in September 2012. Chief executive Mike Wilkins is keen to tap into the rapid rise in takaful, or Islamic insurance, which adheres to principles of co-operation as prescribed by Islamic law.
Wilkins’s interest in takaful extends beyond viewing Asia as an important growth market for IAG: he assisted with the preparation of Australia as a Financial Centre, a report released in late 2009, which recommended Australia pull down tax barriers in order to encourage Islamic finance. The federal government is yet to respond to a subsequent Board of Taxation review………………………………………..Full Article: Source

 
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