Economics & Investments

Islamic Banks Grow but May Miss out on Global Footprint: Study

Islamic banking is growing faster than its conventional counterpart but is focused in a few core markets and risks missing an opportunity to build a global footprint, the EY consultancy said in a report on Tuesday…

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December 18, 2014

No More Geopolitical Risks Please: Kemp

“Warning lights are flashing over the global economy” …

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December 11, 2014

News of OPEC’s Demise Has Been Much Exaggerated: Kemp

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) last week made no change to its production target despite a 40 percent slide in oil prices

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December 4, 2014

Saudi Set for Tighter 2015 Budget After Oil Price Falls

DUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Plunging oil prices could mean the first budget cuts for major exporter Saudi Arabia since 2002 but they are not expected to be large enough to stop growth in the Arab world’s biggest economy.

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December 4, 2014

The New Bull Market

By Bob Wood, TMO Contributor Editor’s Note:  Bob Wood is an established investment advisor, and long-time TMO contributor.  His opinions are his own. Let me begin this installment with the disclosure that as far as the markets are concerned, I’ve been more wrong over this past three years than at any time in my career. […]

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November 26, 2014

Self Inflicted Wounds

The 2014 mid-term elections are over, and boy, did we do it to ourselves again. The results speak not only to the power of big money in politics, but also the inability of the electorate to form opinions worthy of their voting privileges.

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November 13, 2014

Qatar to Become First Middle East Clearing Hub for China’s Yuan

Qatar will become the Middle East’s first hub for clearing transactions in the Chinese yuan, in a step that could over the long run help Gulf oil exporting countries reduce their dependence on the U.S. dollar.

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November 6, 2014

The Wrong Capitalism

“I was bribed by billionaires, I was bribed by the Americans to report…not exactly the truth.”

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October 23, 2014

Saudi’s NCB Pledges Conversion to Islamic Bank After Pressure from Scholars

RIYADH, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s biggest bank has responded to criticism of its operations from Islamic scholars by pledging to convert itself into a full-fledged Islamic bank within about five years.

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October 23, 2014

Mind Control

The news media seems a one-sided product that serves the best interests of government and those who control it through financial means.

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October 9, 2014

The Perfect Crime

The perfect crime is thought to be one in which the perpetrator had a fool-proof alibi, were nowhere near the scene of the crime, and left no evidence trail behind linking you to it…

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September 25, 2014

The Color Yellow

By Bob Wood, TMO In this installment we will consider the role of the media in shaping our views on matters big and small. How we come to believe so many things that aren’t true should concern all of us. We must consider the how and the who involved. We live in a rapidly changing […]

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September 18, 2014

US Economy: Who Performs Better?

‘’This is what every educated person knows. Forbes magazine, a capitalist tool, says if you want to help the economy, vote Democrat.

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September 11, 2014

George and Bernie

If we don’t ask annoying questions, we’re not fulfilling our obligations as an electorate…

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September 4, 2014

What We Know

As the old Will Rogers saying goes, ‘’It’s not what we don’t know that hurts. It’s what we know that ain’t so.’’

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August 28, 2014

US Economy Is A House Of Cards

The US economy is a house of cards. Every aspect of it is fraudulent, and the illusion of recovery is created with fraudulent statistics.

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May 8, 2014

Harvard Organizes a Roundtable on Islamic Finance in India

Cambridge, Massachusetts: A roundtable on “Islamic Finance in India” was organized on April 27, 2014 at Harvard Law School at the conclusion of Eleventh Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance.

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May 8, 2014

Halal Investing

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April 24, 2014

Is the US or the World Coming to an End?

Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads…

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April 17, 2014

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