While small businesses across the world are hit by high interest rates, Indonesia has offered Sharia-based (Islamic law-based, interest-free) business to small- and medium-sized entrepreneurs, according to a top Indonesian leader.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency’s Indonesian service in Jakarta, Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin covered a wide range of topics — domestic, international, and economic — and said that his country plans to pay more attention to halal tourism.

The 76-year-old former leader of the Indonesian Ulema Council said his government is planning to set up an Islamic social fund and expand Islamic finance enterprises across

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