20.11.2012 - Basel III and Islamic finance: friend or foe?
High capital levels and a prohibition on more exotic forms of funding should leave Islamic banks well placed under Basel III. But a lack of high quality sharia-compliant instruments leaves the sector facing issues over liquidity requirements Basel III has prompted a large amount of discussion among the Islamic financial sector. At first glance, the new regime should be positive: Islamic banks should easily already clear most of the new requirements for capital and adequacy ratios without needing to raise substantial amounts of new capital - unlike their conventional banking peers. This should effectively level the playing field between the two schools of finance...............................................Full Article: Source
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