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Islamic Finance: A Trend Too Significant to Ignore
by Jaseem Ahmed, Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board | December 8, 2014

The year 2014 has seen a flurry of international activity in Islamic finance with important issuances of Islamic securities—in the form of sovereign Sukūks—by the United Kingdom and Luxembourg in Europe, as well as by South Africa and Senegal in Africa, among others. These issuances come in the wake of sustained growth of the industry in recent years. Although the origins of Islamic finance go back many centuries, its re-emergencies relatively recent.

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by Friedrich Roedler, Chair – FEE Tax Policy Group | November 11, 2014

Taxation is essential to the functioning of a society—indeed, it is a strong indication that “civilization” actually exists.

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