Challenges Facing Islamic Banking
As mentioned in Chapter 4, serious research work of the past half-century has established that Islamic banking is a viable and efficient way of financial intermediation. A number of Islamic banks have been established during this period under heterogeneous, social and economic conditions. Recently, many conventional banks, including some major multinational Western banks, have also started using Islamic banking techniques. All this is encouraging. However, the Islamic banking system, like any other system, has to be seen as an evolving reality. This experience needs to be evaluated objectively and the problems ought to be carefully identified and addressed. In this chapter we review some of the challenges being faced by Islamic banks.
KeywordsCorporate Governance Central Bank Money Market Islamic Bank Implicit Contract
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