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How Southeast Asia is creating more Islamic finance experts

Educational initiatives answer call for professionals versed in Shariah

A lecture at the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR -- The world's growing Muslim population means the potential for Islamic finance is virtually limitless. What is limited is the pool of talent with the skills to manage funds in accordance with Shariah, or Islamic law.

Malaysia, which wants to establish itself as an international hub for Shariah-compliant finance, is leading the charge to change that.

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