Economics & Investments

Gulf Markets Edge Up as Oil Link Weakens

Gulf stock markets were volatile on Tuesday as oil prices hit new lows, but most bourses eventually edged up on the back of positive corporate announcements and expectations, continuing a trend towards partially decoupling from oil.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

January 15, 2015

College Grads Still Earn a Premium — If They Can Find A Good Job

with the cost of a four-year college education rising an average of 5% a year, many students and parents are likely wondering whether the cost of a degree is worth it.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

January 4, 2015

Online Ventures Target Global Muslim Consumer Market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalize on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and credit cards.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

January 4, 2015

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…

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

December 18, 2014

No More Geopolitical Risks Please: Kemp

“Warning lights are flashing over the global economy” …

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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. […]

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

November 6, 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.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

October 9, 2014

What’s the Matter with Kansas?

Today, fairness is often substituted with scary words like Socialism and Marxism meant to cut the debate off before it can gain any traction.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

October 2, 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…

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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 […]

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

September 11, 2014

George and Bernie

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

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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.’’

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

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.

Print Friendly
[Read more...]

May 8, 2014

Next Page »