Dutch finance minister keen on Islamic banking

The Dutch finance minister, Wouter Bos, is calling for an investigation into the possibility of developing Islamic banking in the Netherlands.

Bos replied by letter to the Dutch Parliament on 16 July to queries from the liberal-right Freedom Party (PVV), who expressed concerns about the promotion of the Islamic financial services in the country. The PVV claimed that Islamic banking is not transparent and involves higher credit risks.

Bos countered that Islamic banking meets a demand from some

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: