Economics & Investments

Xbox One: Captain Kirk’s Google TV, with Extras

Another look at Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement from May 21st 2013

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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

How to Determine if it is Time for an Estate Plan – Evaluating Your Family Situation

By Adil Daudi, Esq. All too often I am approached by and asked during my estate planning seminars, “Do I need an estate plan now?” “When is the best time to get an estate plan?” “Isn’t estate planning for older people?” Unfortunately, because everyone’s family and financial situation is different, it is always difficult for […]

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January 31, 2013

The Big Fail

So what went wrong? The answer, mainly, is the triumph of bad ideas.

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January 10, 2013

“How Should My Real Estate be Titled?”

it is unfortunate that how often people overlook the titling of their property and don’t give it the consideration it deserves

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December 27, 2012

Egypt’s SuperMama

Yasmine El-Mehairy has it all backwards. At least, that’s what people have told her.

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December 13, 2012

Tunisia’s Islamic Finance Push Has Political Echoes

After decades of secular rule, Tunisia’s government aims to develop Islamic banking in the country, but some suspect the government’s motives are more political than economic: it wants to win the support of voters.

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October 18, 2012

Six Rules of Wealth Building

Wealth Building Rule 1: Debt is a Disease…

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October 4, 2012

Lower Your Taxes When You Move for Work

The IRS allows people to write off moving costs—but there are catches

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September 27, 2012

Turkey Embraces Islamic Finance with Sovereign Sukuk

ISTANBUL/DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Turkey’s issue of its first sovereign sukuk this week paves the way for Turkish companies to raise money through Islamic bonds, and may help the country become a major market for Islamic investors from the Gulf and southeast Asia.

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September 20, 2012

Does the Internet Make You Dumb? Top German Neuroscientist Says Yes – and Forever

South Korean doctors were the first to describe this phenomenon, and dubbed it digital dementia – whence the title of Spitzer’s book. Simplistically, the message can be summed up this way: the Internet makes you dumb.

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September 20, 2012

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