Jersey poised to profit from forecast Islamic finance boom
According to Ernst & Young, the strong move Jersey Finance has made into the Gulf region will result in huge benefit to the company due to an expected significant rise in Islamic finance. Estimates predict a growth in sukuk demand from US$300 billion to US$900 billion by year 2017. The leading source of demand is said to be South East Asia and the Middle East. An increase of Jersey's involvement in the Arab world is possible through capitalisation on its strong links with the Arab states.