Economics & Investments

Detroit Carmakers Wrestle Silicon Valley VC Model

Detroit automakers General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co , trying to shake off decades of insularity, are looking to California’s Silicon Valley and beyond for innovative ideas and technology that could disrupt and even transform the car business.

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September 5, 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

Advice: Max Out Retirement Accounts

One of the best things you can do for your future is to max out your retirement plan contributions.

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May 16, 2013

Debt Market Awakes In Saudi Arabia

After years in which the growth of Saudi Arabia’s bond market lagged its economy, the market is taking off as local companies rush to issue debt – though low returns are keeping foreign investors on the sidelines.

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April 11, 2013

Analysis: Spills Flame Canadian Oil Debate, But Won’t Curb Flows To U.S

Two high-profile oil spills won’t stem the now-record flow of Canadian oil into the United States, despite the frenzy that the spills triggered among friends and foes of the Keystone XL pipeline to the main U.S. refineries.

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April 4, 2013

U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be Biggest Economy In The World

The United States has been the world’s biggest economy since 1871, but that top ranking is now under threat from China.

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April 4, 2013

The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

By John Bogle The past half-decade or so has seen a significant change in the mindset of investors. Prior to 2007, “buy and hold” was the predominant investment philosophy. Investors were conditioned to ride out market cycles and to level off the peaks and valleys through periodic investments via an investment strategy called dollar-cost-averaging (DCA). […]

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March 28, 2013

Islamic Fund Managers In Gulf Opt For Foreign Domiciles

By Bernardo Vizcaino DUBAI, March 7 (Reuters) – Islamic fund managers in the Gulf are increasingly choosing foreign domiciles for their products, favouring their cost- efficiency and reputation for strong regulation as investors seek to avoid any suspicion of money laundering or tax evasion. The last few years have been difficult for the Gulf’s Islamic […]

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March 21, 2013

Housing as an Investment? Yes, That Idea Is Back

Should you look at housing as a (good) investment?

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March 14, 2013

Study Documents American Muslim Entrepreneurship

A study released last year by the Strategic Research Circle reveals some great insights into American Muslim entrepreneurship for the first time

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February 14, 2013

Islamic Summit Opens With Calls For Syrian Dialogue

Leaders of Muslim nations called for a negotiated end to Syria’s civil war at a summit in Cairo on Wednesday, thrusting Egypt’s new Islamist president to center stage amid turbulence at home.

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February 7, 2013

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