Shari’ah-compliant stock index in Canada launched

Shari’ah-compliant stock index in Canada launched

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Turns out, the Canadian stock market is a good place for Islamic investors.

On Wednesday, Standard & Poor’s launched the S&P/TSX 60 Shariah Index, which is essentially the S&P/TSX 60 index stripped of companies that do not meet Shariah principles that keep investors away from interest-charging companies (banks), pork producers, alcohol producers, casinos and tobacco companies.

The good thing about the Canadian blue chip index is that, apart from banks, there isn’t a whole lot of these no-no companies around. No tobacco. No casinos. No alcohol. No pork.

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