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Shariah Compliant Derivatives: Yes or No?

FT Alphaville highlights ongoing debate on Islamic Derivatives. While some would question how halal they truly are, it is clear they do exist and are traded. (see the Alphaville blog for some examples).

In fact there are so many ways for structuring certain (but not necessarily all) types of derivatives, that we will spend some time discussing these, together with different means for short-sales, different means for leverage, etc?

Aslo, checkout the Linkedin discussion on "Why Islamic Finance Prohibits Short Selling"

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