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A Step Forward For Islamic Finance Authenticity: IIBR A Step Forward For Islamic Finance Authenticity: IIBR(1)

By Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters

‘Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.’ – Steven Pressfield

On November 22, 2011, the world’s first Islamic interbank benchmark rate (IIBR) was launched. It is the result of a collaborative approach taken by many Islamic financial institution, industry associations, and Shariah scholars, over the course of 24 months, to a decades-old industry challenge: how to decouple Islamic finance from a conventional Western pricing benchmark (LIBOR) and the law of necessity when an ‘Islamic’ alternative was not available. The objective was to support and preserve Islamic finance authenticity.
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Will Kuwait’s $104-Billion Development Plan Be Yet Another Victim Of Political Infighting? Will Kuwait’s $104-Billion Development Plan Be Yet Another Victim Of Political Infighting?(0)

Kuwait’s oil-dependent economy needs the $104-bn Kuwait Development Plan to shake off its lethargy. But the plan may become another victim of the country’s political stalemate. READ MORE HERE

Recycling Petrodollars To Curb Inflation In Emerging Markets Recycling Petrodollars To Curb Inflation In Emerging Markets(1)

While oil inflation fears in emerging markets are warranted, these risks are being mitigated as Gulf oil-exporting states buy emerging market products and services as part of their fiscal spending spree.

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Mark Mobius’ Middle East North Africa View Mark Mobius’ Middle East North Africa View(0)

Mark Mobius’ Franklin Templeton can see clear opportunities in the haze of Middle East turmoil.
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Black Swan Fatigue? Black Swan Fatigue?(1)

The world is going through one disaster after another. But are these all Black Swan events or known unknowns? But are these events occuring more frequently, or are they just being better reported? What’s a risk manager to do? Read More
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The Saudi King’s Speech The Saudi King’s Speech(0)

The Saudi King’s speech had 21 royal orders but very little to comfort reformists. It appears that the authorities have used its biggest political crisis to launch an economic bailout. Read More

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EFG-Hermes’ Insightful Heat Map On Middle East’s Problems EFG-Hermes’ Insightful Heat Map On Middle East’s Problems(2)

Read why EFG-Hermes is worried about Omani and Bahraini growth. And the bank’s insightful regional heat map that neatly highlights problem areas. Read the full story here

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10 Fascinating Oil Charts 10 Fascinating Oil Charts(6)

Erste Research Group’s excellent report on oil crunches some fascinating data on oil and its current short-term and long-term influence on the global economy. We picked ten charts to highlights some key findings from the report.
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How Much Wealth Do Arab Rulers Control Directly? How Much Wealth Do Arab Rulers Control Directly?(0)

The rulers and royal families of the Arab World directly control more than $240-billion of investments in publicly-listed firms, surpassing SWF and government institutions, according to data. Read More

Egypt A Global Economic Dynamo Over Next 40 Years: Citibank Egypt A Global Economic Dynamo Over Next 40 Years: Citibank(0)

Citibank expects Egypt to emerge as its third best economy in terms of economic growth. It’s obviously taken the long-view on the country, ignoring the political upheaval it has gone through in the past month. Read More

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Citibank’s Regional Dynamos Citibank’s Regional Dynamos(1)

Find out which Middle East countries make it to Citibank’s list of the fastest growing economies in the world. Hint: it’s not Qatar. Read More

KSA’s ‘Egypt’ moment KSA’s ‘Egypt’ moment(0)

While Saudi-based analysts continue to say that any Egypt-like revolution in Saudi Arabia is quite improbable, there are a few issues to consider. Read More

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