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REDATTORE SOCIALE – “UNA BANCA ISLAMICA IN ITALIA? ‘ITALIA IN RITARDO PSICOLOGICO”, 12 MAY 2009 – ALBERTO BRUGNONI, PRESIDENT OF ASSAIF, SPEAKS ON THE NEED TO DEVELOP THIS SECTOR
Le leggi islamiche, rispettose della Sharia, avrebbero impedito alle società di ”mettere fuffa nei loro bilanci”- È ancora presto per parlare di una banca islamica in Italia. Sia perché da parte dei musulmani presenti nel nostro Paese (circa 1,5 milioni di persone, ndr) non c’è ancora interesse per questo tipo di prodotti, sia per mancanza di attenzione da parte gli organi di governo del settore bancario “Eppure l’Italia è il primo esportatore al mondo con i Paesi “Mena”, dal Marocco allo Yemen, e con i Paesi del Golfo. Per questo non può ignorare lo sviluppo della finanza islamica -…
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ISLAMIC FINANCE DEVELOPMENT – ALBERTO BRUGNONI, “WOMEN IN ISLAMIC FINANCE”, MAY 2009
In today’s Muslim world, the social and political arena is rife with endless debates about restrictions on women’s activities outside the home, discrimination, inequality in education and career opportunities and lack of recognition for their work. This conveys the impression that financial and economic rights for women are restricted at the origin by divine law and that Muslim women have been segregated, since the dawn of Islam, into a subordinate role in their financial affairs
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LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS – JEREMY HARDING, “THE MONEY THAT PRAYS”, 30 APRIL 2009
Last September, as dust and debris from the tellers’ floors began raining onto the empty vaults below, a note of satisfaction was sounded by bankers in the Arab world. Financial institutions sticking to the tenets of Islam, they announced, were largely immune from the debt crisis. Devout Muslims may lend and borrow under certain conditions; they can even buy and sell debt in the form of ‘Islamic’ bonds, but most other kinds of debt trading are frowned on
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L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO – L. NAPOLEONE, C. SAGRE, “DALLA FINANZA ISLAMICA PROPOSTE E IDEE PER UN OCCIDENTE IN CRISI”, MARCH 2009
È necessario ricordare come, alla fine del xix secolo, i sostenitori dei principi e i cultori della finanza islamica abbiano espresso ripetutamente il malcontento verso la penetrazione del capitalismo nei Paesi musulmani . Parecchie fatwa sono state pubblicate per ribadire come le attività basate sull’interesse della banca dei “colonizzatori” fossero incompatibili con la shar’ia. Tuttavia le sole banche presenti nel mondo musulmano erano l’espressione di istituzioni occidentali e le popolazioni di fede musulmana hanno dovuto utilizzarle nonostante dal loro punto di vista si trattasse di entità non ammissibili e basate su attività proibite dalla legge religiosa vigente, che permea il…
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ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE MAGAZINE – ALBERTO BRUGNONI, “HERE COMES THE SUN”, DECEMBER 2008
In 1976, in a world much less open, LAFICO the Libyan government’s bank and precursor of the Libyan SWF, became a shareholder of Fiat, at that time in dire straits. Regeb Misellati and Abdullah Saudi were given two seats on the executive board and proved friendly and competent administrators. Ten years after, Fiat was again flourishing – the strategic vision of Giovanni Agnelli was vindicated and Libya cashed in an extraordinary gain …
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ISLAMIC FINANCE TODAY – ALBERTO BRUGNONI, “ANCIENT VALUES CREEPING BACK INTO THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY”, OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2008
Demand for finance based on Islamic religious principles has been skyrocketing across the globe for years originally driven by demand from HNWIs and institutions in the Middle East – typically a reallocation of oil-derived wealth into Islamic products . This is hardly surprising considering that approximately one person in four in the world is Muslim. This has also meant that both the need for halal investment opportunities has grown as well as the desire to finance them in accordance with Shariah principles …
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