Economics & Investments

South-South Cooperation Takes Off in Arab World

As the concept of South-South cooperation (SSC) continues to strengthen worldwide, some of the richest countries in the Arab world have been reaching out to the poor and the needy in the developing world.

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February 27, 2014

Indian Muslim Invents Computer System

“My invention replaces both mechanical and electronic hard disks with a microchip, doubling speed and storage capacity,” he added.

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February 20, 2014

I Am Ready to Leave My Business, But What Will Happen to It?

By Zacharia S. Bonham All great things come to an end.  Your ability or willingness to continue with your business is no different.  Perhaps you want to retire or you want to move on to a new project or business venture but you do not want to simply abandon your current business.  Below is a […]

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February 13, 2014

Economic Inequality Poses Major Risks to Human Progress, Says Report

Oxfam says that critical measures must be taken to curb excessive wealth disparity.

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January 23, 2014

Economy Becomes Liability For Turkey’s Scandal-Hit Government

Monetary policy “is causing losses to companies which made transactions trusting in the central bank”, complained Mehmet Buyukeksi…

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January 9, 2014

Dubai Airshow Sees Record $192 Billion in Orders on Frenzied First Day

More than $160 billion in orders by Gulf airlines agreed in first three hours

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November 21, 2013

Leaders from Muslim World Gather at 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in London

Political and business leaders from across the Muslim world gathered at ExCel in London this week at the 9th WIEF, entitled “Changing Worlds, New Relationships.”

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October 31, 2013

Analysis: Awash In Oil, U.S. Reshapes Mideast Role 40 Years After OPEC Embargo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Forty years after an Arab oil embargo throttled the U.S. economy, surging North American energy production has brought the United States closer to a long-dreamed “energy independence” that is reshaping its goals and role in the Middle East.

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October 31, 2013

Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup.

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October 10, 2013

Islamic Pensions Make Inroads Among Asset Managers

Islamic pensions are making inroads in several majority-Muslim countries…

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September 26, 2013

Syria Worries Send Oil To 6-Month High; Stocks Tumble

Geopolitical uncertainty over a possible U.S.-led military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pushed oil prices to a six-month high on Tuesday and sent equities worldwide sharply lower.

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August 29, 2013

Analysis: With Gulf Aid, Egypt Economy Can Limp Through Crisis

Egypt’s political crisis has dealt a blow to any hopes for a quick economic recovery, but aid from its Gulf allies is likely to prevent a financial collapse.

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August 22, 2013

Investors Undeterred By Middle East And North Africa Crises

international investors are seeking out well-run businesses in Middle Eastern and even some North African stock markets…

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August 15, 2013

New Egypt Government May Promote Welfare, Not Economic Reform

Egypt’s new military-backed government faces intense pressure to repair the state’s chaotic finances but is likely instead to spend billions, hoping to raise living standards and get protesters off the streets

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July 18, 2013

Saudi Crackdown On Illegal Firms Threatens Thousands

But after spending 16 years building up his company, the father of four now fears he might lose everything, not for lack of market demand in an economy where high oil revenue is fuelling a construction boom, but because he is a foreigner.

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June 20, 2013

Local, Global Trends Boost Gulf Banks As Foreign Rivals Retrench

Today, NBAD has a presence in 14 countries and assets of about $100 billion, and is heavily involved in international businesses such as loan syndications, private banking for wealthy clients, and advising on mergers.

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June 20, 2013

The Yogurt Company Growing as Fast as Google and Facebook

How do you get from zero to $1 billion in revenue in five years?

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June 13, 2013

529 College Savings Plans Explained

Section 529 plans have become a popular way to save and invest for your child’s college education.

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June 6, 2013

Three Reasons to Buy Gold Equities Today

A strong stomach and a tremendous amount of patience are required for gold stock investors these days, as miners have been exhibiting their typical volatility pattern.

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May 23, 2013

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