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Islamic Finance in a Nutshell: A Guide for Non-Specialists

ISBN13: 9780470748619
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99

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Islamic Finance in a Nutshell is a practical guide to the core-principles of Islamic Finance and how the Islamic Financial markets work.

Designed as a quick read for practitioners who need to pick up the basics of the industry, it will enable readers to understand the differences between Islamic and Western finance. Starting with the rise of Islamic finance, the book will highlight the key areas which practitioners need to grasp to understand the marketplace. This will include financial statement analysis, Sharia'a law, and making money in the absence of interest and regulation.

The book will also provide readers with a basic guide to Arab terminology and a guide to the top financial institutions within the Islamic markets. This is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in how these financial markets work, but who do not want to be bogged down in complex and unnecessary terminology.

Brian Kettell (London, UK) is a consultant and trainer in Islamic Finance and Banking, delivering courses to individuals and institutions which include the UK Treasury Debt and Reserves Management Team, efinancialnews training and the Securities and Investment Institute.

Until recently, Brian worked as Adviser to the Bahrain Monetary Agency (now the Central Bank of Bahrain), where he pioneered many of Bahrain's recent innovations in Islamic banking.

Islamic Law
1. What is Islamic Banking?
2. If Islamic Banks Cannot Charge Interest. How Do They Make Money?
3. Sharia'a Law. It is Not Only Lawyers Who Need to Know About It.
4. Sharia'a Boards. Roles, Responsibility and Membership.
5. Financial Statement Analysis for Islamic Banks.
6. The Islamic Banking Infrastructure.
Appendix 1: How Much Arabic do You Need to Know to Work in the Islamic Banking Industry?
Appendix 2: The Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions.