Giff 2012: Malaysia’s Zeti calls for a ‘bridging’ of economies to promote Islamic finance

Zeti Akhtar Aziz at Bank Negara Malaysia

The resilience of growth in the Islamic finance sector against the backdrop of the ongoing global financial crisis has proven to be a "defining period" for the $1 trillion industry, according to Bank Negara Malaysia governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz. But the industry must now work towards "bridging economies" to foster growth moving forwards, Zeti said.

"Islamic finance draws its strength from serving the real economy," said Zeti during a keynote speech at the Global Islamic Finance Forum (Giff) 2012 in

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