ASIA-PACIFIC: Banking on Islamic finance courses

Countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, along with Hong Kong, have set their sights on becoming hubs for Islamic finance, where investments are made according to Islamic principles, writes Liz Gooch for The New York Times.

While their sectors may be at varying stages of development, they are facing a common predicament: a shortage of professionals skilled in Islamic finance.

Education institutions around the Asia-Pacific region, like their counterparts in the Middle East and Europe, are increasingly seeking to fill that gap by adding Islamic finance specialisation to masters programmes in business administration and elsewhere.
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