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The Rise of Islamic Finance and Its Potential for Africa

March 03, 2011

With double-digit growth over recent years, Islamic finance has generated increasing interest around the world. It is serving previously underbanked populations. Governments in Sub-Saharan Africa, are now looking at Islamic finance as a new source of funding.

Amadou Sy, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Dept