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Islamic Finance Attracts Both Islamic Law and Conventional Investors

 Islamic Finance  Attracts Both Islamic Law and Conventional Investors
By Nana Phiri and Ebrahim Moolla, Rand Merchant Bank 

 

The Islamic finance sector is the largest component of the halal economy. The halal economy comprises industries that conduct themselves in compliance with Shari’ah (Islamic law) requirements and is estimated to have been worth US$4tr in 2015, as published by Reuters Zawya in its annual report of the state of the halal economy.  Islamic finance makes up $2tr (50%) of this market, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9% to reach $3.5tr in 2021.