23.03.2012 - Arab Spring leaves fertile ground for growth of Islamic finance
In the countries swept by the Arab Spring, recent elections were dominated by Islamist parties. This will further encourage the development of the Islamic finance market, experts believe. "The recent free elections in a number of the affected countries have shown a desire by the people to organise their financial affairs in a manner that reflects their religious beliefs," notes Tariq Hameed, managing associate at Simmons & Simmons in Dubai. Hameed notes that the parties winning the most seats in the recent elections in Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Libya have all stated their support for Islamic finance...............................................Full Article: Source
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