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“Islamic Economics and Finance: A European Perspective” – a new title from IE Business Publishing

As it has not been thought to invite me to speak at the presentation of the book that I wrote recently, here is the presentation I would have made.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure for me to be here before you today, to present this book, which I believe is a poignant reflection on Islamic economics and finance in Western markets, particularly in Europe.  The relevance of this book comes from the fact that it is predominantly the result of a candid and open discussion, among esteemed experts and interested professionals, held right here in this very business school.

In recent years, financiers, economists, politicians, and even the public at large, have been deliberating the subject of reinventing capitalism and reforming financial markets.  The revolutionary steps that were at-first called for have been slow to materialise, but the situation has thrown much light on alternative models and approaches.  One such alternative that has received renewed interest is Islamic finance and so this joint venture between King Abdulziz University and IE Business School is well timed, as was the inaugural symposium on which the book is based.

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My Book, Now Available for Pre-order

The book I have been working on is now available for pre-order!  Published by Palgrave Macmillan, under their agreement with IE Business School, “Islamic Economics and Finance:  A European Perspective” can be ordered from the following online retailers.

Amazon UK
Amazon USA
Waterstones
WH Smith
Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository
Palgrave Macmillan

The manuscript has been with the publishers a month or so now and we are awaiting receive their corrections for approval before printing goes ahead.  The plan is that the book will be launched at the inauguration of the re-named Center of Islamic Economics and Finance at IE Business School in November 2011.