Islamic banking assets grow more quickly than traditional banking asset growth is expected to reach Islamic assets to U.S. $1.1 trillion in 2012, marking a growth rate estimated at 33% for 2010.
As well as the presence of huge liquidity in Islamic banks began attracting attention top players in the market of global finance, especially when there are conditions pricing and commercial terms similar to those used in the conventional finance, and as a result we have seen in the past a lot of traditional financial institutions, which began showing interest in knowledge.
And we can also ignore a deficit of liquidity in U.S. and European markets after the global financial crisis in 2008 and the crisis of the euro zone and that led naturally to the pursuit of major financial institutions in the United States and Europe to look for financing alternatives sources and other regions in the world were not in the circle of interests Previously such as the Middle East and Northeast Asia.
On the other hand lies the importance of the initiative of Dubai in that it will help to stimulate this sector to meet the financing needs of the region due to the presence accelerated growth in the number of major projects in the field of services, industry and infrastructure in the Middle East due to the existence surpluses large oil or need some countries hit by unrest political rebuilding vital facilities that have been stalled as a result of the disturbances, so it is considered a historic opportunity for Islamic banks to provide innovative financing solutions and play a key role in the growth and development of the region.
Despite the region's need to finance major development projects, the challenge lies in the ability of Islamic banks to meet this need, in other words you have Islamic banks capital needed to finance the requirements of these major projects individually without you in financing arrangement "multi-source" involving conventional banks with Islamic finance?
This need and thirst by the global financial markets for liquidity and for Islamic finance in particular has made a lot of governments and central banks Bank, which was looking for Islamic finance glance of suspicion and doubt and inferiority to adopt amendments legal and regulatory to suit the Islamic finance and privacy.
It is noticeable legally that amendments regulators adopted by these central banks aims mainly to encourage the growth of this sector through the consolidation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for the legal and regulatory between conventional finance and Islamic, and the difficulties faced by these central banks is the absence of a uniform is developing rules The provisions relating to this sector.
But there are some scattered efforts of some institutions in the harmonization of standards and rules of Islamic finance to help to understand how to structure products Islamic financing and legitimate framework and Alhokma for these products, and the institutions that should be mentioned here the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Financial Institutions and Islamic (AAOIFI) and Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB ).
But still need a lot of effort. Despite we need to global liquidity, but more important is the ability of Islamic finance to play a role in the restructuring of global financial centers in the post-financial crisis.
As the regulatory and supervisory financial sector has become consider to Islamic finance and rules strict model can be emulated in financial sector regulation and, for example, can take these rules to modify some frames and banking standards for conventional banks to avoid risks that have an impact on the economy as a whole is not limited impact in a particular sector or cutting only or the so-called systemic risk.
In practical terms, application mandatory standards Basel (3) bank will contribute to give Islamic finance a boost and quality globally, as these standards will raise the minimum ratio of capital reserve, knowing that Basel (3) gave a deadline for a very 2019 to be able to banks in the world in straighten their positions.
It is likely to cause the application of Basel II standards (3), which specializes capital adequacy and liquidity at banks to make trade finance traditional heavy price because of the requirement to increase banks' capital reserve has but Islamic banks Unlike traditional they always adhere to the requirements more stringent than Basel (3) With regard to capital.
Therefore it is unlikely that the additional costs that will affect the ability of those banks to compete in global trade finance. The demand for trade finance products reflect the reality of the desire of the world to adopt a new approach to funding helps create business processes of economic value and commercial real community and be far away from speculation rabid or buying and selling debt and called Securitization which rejects Islamic banks.
This has led buying and selling mortgage debt in the United States and the world to the collapse of many international banks hear and be guided it has become the model in funding burden on these countries, by contrast, the Islamic banks are based on the principle of mutual profit and loss, which helps the growth of the economy and business processes real and the emergence of an economy based on a genuine partnership between the bank and the merchant.
The outlook for the growth of Islamic finance for optimism and star will continue to rise, and the continuing financial crisis, will help the growth of this sector more and will create a real opportunity for Islamic finance to play a role regionally and globally.