Analysis of challenges and opportunities in Islamic banking
by Salman Ahmed Shaikh
International Journal of Financial Services Management (IJFSM), Vol. 7, No. 3/4, 2014

Abstract: Islamic banking has achieved exceptional growth in the last two decades and has been able to sustain it even during the recession and afterwards. In this paper, we highlight that lack of flexible financing options, incomplete product mix, scale diseconomies, contractual frictions and constraints in liquidity management are potential future challenges for this industry. The study also highlights growth opportunities by noting that Islamic banks in many jurisdictions are yet to enter into infrastructure financing for development spending, energy financing, investment banking and sovereign financing.

Online publication date: Thu, 30-Apr-2015

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