Economics & Investments

Capitalism, not Culture, Drives Economies

The same is true for Japan and India. Had Romney spent more time reading Milton Friedman, he would have realized that historically the key driver for economic growth has been the adoption of capitalism and its related institutions and policies across diverse cultures.

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August 9, 2012

Europe is Threatening the World

If you were to just look at the newly revised economic forecasts released by the International Monetary Fund earlier, you might focus only on gloom.

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July 26, 2012

Saudi Plans to Start Cross-listing Foreign Firms in 2013

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 17 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia plans to start cross-listing foreign companies on its exchange within a year, with a focus on Gulf Arab firms, as it moves closer to opening up its market to foreign investors, a senior stock market offical said on Tuesday.

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July 19, 2012

Saudi Arabia Reforms Economy, Benefits May Be Elusive

After Saudi Arabia passed a long-awaited law covering housing mortgages last week, banking shares rocketed over 5 percent in a single day as investors bet the reform would unlock a lucrative source of revenue for banks

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July 12, 2012

Banking with a Difference

“A senior bank official told me on the day they opened an Islamic window at his bank, there were people who brought bundles of money in cash,” Siddiqui says.

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June 28, 2012

Make Sure Charitable Contributions Pass Strict Documentation Rules

Tax code missteps can prove costly, as a recent Tax Court case illustrates.

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June 21, 2012

The Real Estate Cycle: Where Are We Now?

There are many theories out there about The Real Estate Cycle, but the one I like best is called “The Great 18-Year Real Estate Cycle.”

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June 14, 2012

Profiting from the Dollar’s Might

The eurozone mess has bolstered the greenback’s standing against almost all the world’s currencies. This could create some hard-to-resist bargains.

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June 7, 2012

The Decade of the CIVETS

A guide to the fast-rising economies of Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa

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May 31, 2012

Recovery or Collapse? Bet on Collapse

While we quake in our boots from fear of “Muslim terrorists,” it is financial deregulation that is destroying us

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May 24, 2012

Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses

In what is shaping up as an academic Battle of the Titans — one that offers vast new learning opportunities for students around the world — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, to offer free online courses from both universities.

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May 3, 2012

The Beginning of a New World Order

The financial crisis has seen the global economy turned on its head. And it is China rather than America that is set to dominate through both soft and hard power

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May 3, 2012

27 Statistics About The European Economic Crisis That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Discouraging statistics about the world economy

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April 19, 2012

For Economy, Government Work No Panacea

The employment report released last Friday showed that state governments had hired 2,000 more people in March, but those gains were more than offset by 3,000 jobs lost at the local level.

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April 12, 2012

Arcapita Files for Bankruptcy Protection as Debt Talks Fail

Arcapita Bank BSC, a manager of Islamic-compliant investments with $7 billion under management, filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. after failing to reach an agreement with creditors.

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March 22, 2012

Investments – The Art Of High Risk Investing

Investment background knowledge

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March 15, 2012

Estate Planning: Important, Yet Ignored by Many Physicians

Whether it was during their residency or a seminar attended with colleagues, estate planning is one of those concepts that floats in the back of a physician’s mind, without giving it much thought, or the importance it deserves.

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March 1, 2012

Legal limbo stymies banks’ recovery of Dubai govt debt

More than two years after the Dubai debt crisis erupted, the restructuring of corporate debts remains in legal limbo as it is unclear how banks can get back their money from government-linked enterprises in the Gulf state.

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February 23, 2012

Americans Need a Dose of Self-Discipline

To quote Mick Jagger: “You can’t always get what you want.”

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February 23, 2012

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