“Strong legal framework needed for Islamic financing”
Despite the recent global economic crisis, the Islamic finance industry has continued pushing forward strongly. The industry increased its total assets by 23.8 per cent by the end of 2011. This comprised a hefty 22.4 per cent of the total assets of the banking system. As evidenced by The Banker Magazine’s 2011 rankings of top Islamic financial institutions,global recognition has not been in short supply either.