Halal food and tourism driving Islamic finance boom


The Islamic economy is growing nearly twice as fast as the global economy, according to Thomson Reuters, with the UAE taking a hearty chunk of that market, coming second only to Malaysia. Muslim consumer spending exceeds USD 1.8 trillion (AED 6.6 trillion). Mustafa Adil, acting Head of Islamic Finance at Thomson Reuters, says halal food, shariah-compliant tourism and Islamic finance are the biggest drivers.


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