What’s in it for Me? A Primeron Differences between Islamic and Conventional Finance in Malaysia

Author/Editor:

Olga Krasicka ; Sylwia Nowak

Publication Date:

June 1, 2012

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

What attracts conventional investors to Islamic financial instruments? We answer this question by comparing Malaysian Islamic and conventional security prices and their response to macrofinancial factors. Our analysis suggests that Islamic and conventional bond and equity prices are driven by common factors. Likewise, especially in recent years, Islamic banks have responded to economic and financial shocks in the same way as conventional banks, suggesting that the gap between Islamic and conventional financial practices is shrinking.

Series:

Working Paper No. 12/151

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2012

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475504224/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2012151

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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