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20.9.11

Financial Guarantee as an Innovation Tool in Islamic Project Finance

Financial Guarantee as an Innovation Tool in Islamic Project Finance
By M. Kabir Hassan & Issouf Soumaré

Abstract: "This paper proposes a model to study the arrangement of Islamic project finance with the participation of the government as a provider of loan guarantees. The owner-shareholders (musharaka certificate holders) initiate a project and raise funds by issuing Islamic profit-loss sharing mudaraba certificates. The government intervenes in providing financial guarantees in order to enhance the creditworthiness and increase the mudaraba capital capacity of the project. Our work raises several policy implications related to the structuring of Islamic project finance and the participation of both government and multilateral public agencies such as the Islamic Development Bank. It provides a unifying framework for the improvement of access to funds for Islamic projects and gives a rationale for government intervention in the arrangement of these projects."
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10.9.11

Strategic Trends in the Islamic Banking and Finance Movement

Strategic Trends in the Islamic Banking and Finance Movement
By Monzer Kahf
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