Economics & Investments

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

Fool’s Gold? Pakistan Mine Rift Exposes Investor Risk

Pakistan’s Reko Diq, an untapped copper and gold mine of fabulous potential, was meant to be the biggest foreign investment in the country’s mining sector, but it’s beginning to look more like fool’s gold

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February 23, 2012

Why the Rich Stash Cash Offshore

Mitt Romney has been criticized for parking some of his fortune in Cayman Islands accounts, but he and other wealthy people aren’t really trying to duck taxes there.

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February 18, 2012

Why the U.S. Should Get Rid of the $1 Bill

According to the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, if America gets rid of its $1 bill and replaces it with a dollar coin, the U.S. will save $5.5 billion on printing costs over the next 30 years.

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February 9, 2012

10 Questions with Saeed Patel

emel magazine After graduating with an engineering degree, Saeed Patel migrated to the United States in 1989 from Baroda in Gujarat. Whilst pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science, he started working in a computer distribution company. In 1991, he and his friend started Amex Computers with an investment of $20,000. Amex Computers’ primary business […]

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February 2, 2012

India to Bypass Sanctions?

India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar

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February 2, 2012

MIDEAST MONEY-Egypt Takes Step Back from Brink with IMF Talks

Egypt is taking a step back from financial crisis by resuming talks with the International Monetary Fund on emergency aid, but it is unlikely to escape a drop in its currency or see any quick revival of the investment needed to fuel growth.

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January 12, 2012

Syria’s Currency Sags Under Weight of Unrest

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi Black smoke is seen from Homs refinery (in the background) after a pipeline carrying oil from the east of the country to the refinery was blown up, in this December 8, 2011 file handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency SANA. Long queues to get heating oil and petrol, along with […]

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January 12, 2012

Stratfor Relaunches Website in Wake of Attack

Intelligence analysis firm Strategic Forecasting Inc (Stratfor) relaunched its website more than two weeks after an attack by hackers who had stolen data of clients including Henry Kissinger and former Vice President Dan Quayle.

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January 12, 2012

“I Have a Trust, But What Does It Mean To Have It “Funded?”

Although the concept of estate planning has been addressed in my previous articles, as well as the importance of establishing a Revocable Living Trust, one topic that I have yet to bring up is the importance of “funding” a trust.

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January 9, 2012

Exclusive: Petronas in Talks with Oil Majors for Petchem Tie-up

Petronas is in talks with several global oil majors including Shell and Exxon Mobil to develop petrochemical plants within its $20 billion refinery complex in southern Malaysia

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December 29, 2011

Three Million Could Lose Jobless Pay in Impasse

More than three million people stand to lose unemployment insurance benefits in the near future because of an impasse in Congress over how to extend the aid and how to offset the cost.

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December 22, 2011

Analysis: 2012 Could Prove Even Wilder Ride than 2011

… but you don’t have to believe the world is about to end to realize that next year contains perhaps the widest range of political risks to the global economy in recent history.

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December 22, 2011

Newt’s Tax Plan, and Why His Polls Rise the More Outrageous He Becomes

Newt Gingrich has done it again. With his new tax plan he has raised the bar from irresponsibility to recklessness.

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December 15, 2011

How Proper Planning Can Save You Thousands in Estate Taxes

Unless one of your primary objectives is to fund the government with more of your money, taking the initiative of planning your estate should be one of your top priorities.

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December 1, 2011

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