07.05.2009 - Property reliance, money mkt woes plague sharia banks
From Forbes.com: Islamic finance needs to address its over-reliance on real estate and the lack of a robust money market which puts the industry at risk, a top Malaysian central bank official said on Wednesday. Islamic financial markets were billed as a safe and moderate alternative as conventional banks plunged into a crisis, but a slump in property prices in the Middle East has hit some sharia financial institutions.......Full Article: Source