Egypt approves law to issue sovereign Islamic bonds

CAIRO - The Egyptian government has approved a draft law allowing the issuance of sovereign Islamic bonds, Finance Minister Al-Mursi Al-Sayed Hegazy said on Wednesday.
The Islamist-led Egyptian administration had amended the original draft of the law following criticism from religious scholars.
"The cabinet today agreed to the draft sukuk law," Hegazy said during a news conference.
The legislation still needs to be approved by parliament.
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