Islamic Finance
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THE SANDS OF TIME By Valentina Pasquali   A look at how the fates have dealt with those firms that advertised in the October 1987 inaugural issue of Global Finance.    AT&T was bought by SBC Communications ...
CHANGE IS IN THE AIR   By Jonathan Gregson   The emergence of universal banks fueled the trend toward globalization over the past 25 years, but the recent crises have been their undoing.   In the past 25 years major banks became truly gl...
UNDERMINING THE CULT OF EQUITY   By Jonathan Gregson   As alternative investments become mainstream and returns diminish, the traditional bias toward equity investment is being challenged like never before.   Even before globalization be...
MECHANISMS OF GROWTH   By Antonio Guerrero   Twenty-five years ago, Goldman Sachs' Jim O'Neill was still more than a decade away from coining the acronym BRIC to identify the high-growth markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China—an event which ...
THE HUMAN FACTOR IN ECONOMIC THEORY   By Justin Keay   Traditional economic theory has been challenged by recent market events in global financial markets, and that challenge has given rise to a new generation of economic soothsayers who are looki...
THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT   By Kathryn Tully   For its anniversary issue, Global Finance crunched the numbers to come up with the institutions that have won our World's Best Bank awards most often over the past 16 years. Presenting The Winners' Circl...
Global Finance presents its fifth annual awards honoring the leading islamic financial institutions around the world.   LANDMARK YEAR By Anita Hawser Last year was a landmark year for Islamic finance—innovative new products were launched and new mark...
Transaction banking is an ever-more-important business driver for both regional and global banks in the Middle East.   NEW GRAVITATIONAL PULL By Ryan Harrison As companies in the region expand globally, their treasury and trade processes are growing...
Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are once again dipping their toes in markets worldwide.   SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS JUMP INTO THE MARKETS ByGordon Platt Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are once again dipping their toes in mark...
The ability of US bankruptcy law to handle shariah-compliant structures is being tested after Bahraini firm Arcapita Bank’s decision in March to file for bankruptcy protection in the US. MILESTONES: MIDDLE EAST US ByAnita Hawser The ability of US bankru...
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