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Understanding the Shariah Gold Standard

December 27, 2016 | 13:50 | Dubai Earlier this month the World Gold Council (WGC) and the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions…
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Connecting using Chatbots

Worldwide, banks and financial institutions are launching intelligent chat bots as a popular way to connect with customers Earlier this year, Microsoft CEO,…
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History of Islamic Finance

Taking a peek at the growth of this parallel financial setup, recognized as the fastest growing segments of the financial industry Islamic finance today is…
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What is Spread Betting?

Spread betting is a way to trade a financial asset that involves making a bet on the direction in which the asset's price is headed…
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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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Precious Metals Trumped! Time to start a...

Precious metal prices are weighed down following Donald Trump's US presidential victory. Will the trend continue? In our last commentary, we did outline the US…
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Islamic Economy: Unified Halal Standard,...

The multi-billion dollar global Halal industry is a huge untapped market offering significant opportunities for investors. But what are the challenges that lie ahead? The…
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Saudi Mortgage: Can it remove home owner...

Affordability and access to mortgage finance are the key barriers to home ownership in KSA. By M.R. Raghu, Managing  Director, Marmore MENA Intelligence, a research…
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What is a Financial Swap?

December 15, 2016 | 14:45 | Dubai Think of it as an agreement between two parties. This agreement involves an exchange of future…
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Halal Business: On Solid Ground?

December 15, 2016 | 12:45 | Dubai The Halal industry is finding favour on account of its ability to touch on…
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Is technology putting your job at risk?

December 15, 2016 | 11:15 | Dubai Technology is here. And without an iota of doubt, the impact of technology felt…
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What is Open Interest?

October 17, 2016 | 14:20 | Dubai A term often confused with Volume is that of Open Interest. Simply put, it is the number of unsettled…
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Behind The Drop

Now no business issue or financial topic is too hard to understand. Through this comic strip, our in-house cartoon characters Thawr (Bull), Dub (Bear) and…
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The Best Of Both Worlds

Under barbell investment strategy, a portfolio aims to take advantage of both short-term and long-term assets to maximize risk-adjusted returns Negative interest rates, impending rate…
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For The Long Haul

The Business Intelligence market is shifting from IT-led to business-led analytics Business intelligence (BI) is a technology-centric process of analyzing data and presenting information to…
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All Roads Lead To US

There is more market volatility expected with hardly a month left to the US Presidential elections Rough ride for USD? The uncertainty of whether Donald…
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On The Move

Emerging markets have had a good run so far this year. But will it last? Dollar bullish investors were left empty handed in September following…
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Retail Retold

In the last two decades, e-commerce has entirely changed the retail sector and it isn’t a fad any more Few amongst us would not be…
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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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Faith in Finance

Islamic wealth management has been growing exponentially and products offered have become more sophisticated, says Peter Bokma Wealth management is a…
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Will US Elections Make Or Break The US ...

US equities were off to a great start in 2016 but most market participants remain cautious ahead of the Presidential election scheduled in November this…
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Beware The Bear

How prices of agri commodities pan out over the next couple of months would be interesting to watch The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged…
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Over A Barrel

OPEC would like to see the price of oil increase, but they do not want to send prices so high that North American shale producers…
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The Missing Link

Some metals demands have surprised on the upside. But is the trend reversal real? As base metals have surprised most with their move over the…
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Ready to Run?

The US Presidential election remains the key focus area that is expected to influence sentiment in precious metals over the coming weeks Precious metals have…
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‘Retailers need to do more’

Abdirizak Ibrahim Salah, Co-Founder, Trriple, says retailers need to do more than just building digital capabilities and e-commerce sites Do you see a gradual shift…
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The Mobile Shift

E-commerce constitutes one among the fastest growing businesses in the UAE, with more and more buyers transacting in the digital realm. But why it still…
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Poor Earnings Dampen GCC Stock Performan...

With earnings growth expectations remaining weak, the performance of GCC markets is expected to remain muted, says M.R. Raghu, Managing Director, Marmore MENA Intelligence, a…
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Disrupt, Or Be Disrupted?

Is digital shopping disrupting the existing value chain? How consumer digital behavior and innovations are shaping the GCC retail industry? Three retail experts try to…
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Making Correlation an essential element ...

October 03, 2016 | 12:50 | Dubai We all understand the criticality of diversification within a portfolio. It is an essential to risk-return management. Portfolio diversification is…