Kyrgyzstan: Islamic Banking Offers Alternative to the “European System”

Kyrgyzstan's first Islamic brokerage house helps set up Sharia law-compliant business ventures. (Photo: Justin Vela)

Islamic banking is getting off to a slow start in Kyrgyzstan. But the country’s first brokerage agency following Islamic practices is changing the way Kyrgyz citizens – pious and secular alike – think about finance.

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Justin Vela is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Kyrgyzstan: Islamic Banking Offers Alternative to the “European System”

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