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2017 predicted to see Crowdfunding “ce...

The growth of the internet has recognizably shrunken the world. The lure of a global marketplace is enticing the spirit of Entrepreneurship more than it…
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Gaining Traction: Masala Bonds

A number of financial institutions are issuing rupee denominated Masala bonds to raise funds. But can it spice up the bond market? The Indian corporate…
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Fad Or The Future?

Alternative lending platforms continue to gain in popularity. But is it a passing trend or the new normal? As entrepreneurship, aided by the strides traversed…
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The Good, Bad, And Evil

The famous 2007 US housing bubble turned the conventional narrative about securitization upside down. But is securitization that evil after all? The term Securitization bore…
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Grin and Bear It

Peter Bokma, MBA, Independent International Treasurer/Senior Consultant, Asia/GCC, analyses issues and the challenges facing the local Islamic and the conventional treasury in current market conditions…
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Opening New Doors

Islamic refinancing offer product sophistication and depth of options at par with conventional refinancing options While assuming debt is discouraged in Islam, it is not…
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Yet To Make Its Mark

Islamic reinsurance - or retakaful - is fast expanding but much of its success is closely tied to the success of the primary takaful market,…
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Scaling Up

Islamic mortgage has emerged as a stronghold within the overall Islamic finance sector and is well equipped to act as a catalyst in the race…
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The Inside View

Insider trading tends to dilute investor confidence in the integrity and fairness of the stock market. Here’s how Instances of insider trading have prevailed ever…
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Bridging the gap

Every month in Blue Chip section, Wealth Monitor delves deep into an innovative idea or innovative development happened recently, either locally or internationally. This month…
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Gaining Currency

Islamic credit cards are gaining acceptance and are issued parallel to conventional credit cards, providing customers with an alternative investment philosophy The emergence of a…