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A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT is a company which invests in real estate projects.
A REIT can be a publicly listed or privately owned entity.
Usually nine tenths of the rents of the …Read full article » Saudi Arabia: Sunday, October 26 - 2008 @ 13:22
In order to protect the stock markets from sliding further the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) saw no way out other than banning short-selling.
After the enactment of a $700bn rescue package for Wall Street, …Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, October 08 - 2008 @ 11:03
When His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched a new Ramadan initiative called Noor Dubai on August 31st, he demonstrated once again that the spiritual month in Islam is not only about fasting. …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, September 16 - 2008 @ 14:35
New hopes came up regarding the future of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan when President Pervez Musharraf stepped down.
As former US-president Richard Nixon did in 1974, Musharraf avoided being taken out by parliament through …Read full article » : Tuesday, August 26 - 2008 @ 13:27
With Takaful House joining the Dubai Financial Market, the fourth provider of Islamic Insurances or Takaful entered Dubai’s local stock exchange.
Throughout the GCC, Takaful operators emerge like mushrooms, and Western insurance and re-insurance companies …Read full article » : Sunday, August 10 - 2008 @ 14:36
Competition is fierce among global financial centres to become the ‘Mecca in Islamic Finance’.
With a growth rate of 15% – 20% Shariah banking is currently the most lucrative segment in today’s shattered financial world. …Read full article » Middle East: Sunday, July 20 - 2008 @ 14:22
It is expected that the new law will boost Shariah-compliant home financing.
In Saudi Arabia Islamic finance is mainstream, with its biggest financial institution, the National Commercial Bank, having passed almost completely into Shariah-compliant banking …Read full article » Saudi Arabia: Sunday, July 06 - 2008 @ 12:49
With energy and food prices reaching new record highs in June, there were many losers and only a few winners.
Only three out of 24 Shariah-compliant stock indexes of the Dow Jones Islamic Market family …Read full article » Middle East: Monday, June 30 - 2008 @ 14:52
By Lionel Laurent, Forbes.com
Like several of its Gulf neighbours, Dubai has benefited from government support for Islamic finance, a favourable regulatory environment and strong domestic ties to Islam and Shariah. It has more listed sukuk, …Read full article » : Sunday, June 29 - 2008 @ 15:26
While bankers in Europe and the US face new waves of mass lay-offs, downsizings, mergers and acquisitions and even bankruptcies as a result of the sub-prime crisis, the Gulf region sees no let-up in double-digit …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, June 17 - 2008 @ 14:51