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March 10, 2020

Data is the new oil; emerging technological applications like data science, Artificial Intelligence and analytics have made data a more valuable commodity. Leveraging data science can aid in extracting valuable information from the raw data. Such insights will open up...

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March 3, 2020

Middle eastern markets have witnessed a series of capital market reforms in the recent times leading to their inclusion in MSCI Emerging Markets index. On the forefront is the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) that has been actively implementing reforms...

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February 24, 2020

Most of us, who do not belong to the field of computer sciences, are painstakingly unaware when it comes to the world of programming languages and are afraid to even try and attempt to understand it. There are alphabets, and...

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February 23, 2020

Automobile is an essential part of the lifestyle of middle east citizens and hence forms an important component of GCC’s annual imports. The region enjoys higher ownership of automobiles primarily attributable to per capita income above the world average. Middle...

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February 12, 2020

This article was first published in Islamic Finance news dated December 2019. Globally, the assets under Islamic finance industry have surpassed the USD 2.4tn mark. Digitalization which has emerged as a revolutionary trend in financial system is becoming popular in...

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January 14, 2020

This article was first published in Islamic Finance news Volume 17 Issue 1 dated the 8th January 2020 Sukuk are useful instruments, both for issuers as well as investors. They can be an alternative source of funds for governments and...

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December 16, 2019

This article was first published in Islamic Finance news Volume 16 Issue 48 dated the 4th December 2019 Given the systemic importance and the pivotal role played by banks in a country’s economy, banking regulations are of paramount importance for...

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December 4, 2019

Investors look at various parameters to understand and evaluate a company’s attractiveness. One such item in the balance sheet is the level of cash that a company holds. If the cash balance has been consistently growing, it is generally considered...

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November 21, 2019

This article was originally published in Islamic Finance News (IFN). Maturity transformation is the primary business of banks and which by definition is the conversion of a bank’s short-term liabilities into longer-term investments through loans and advances. The very nature...

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November 17, 2019

Cost of remittance varies across GCC countries and is dependent both on the source and destination. Based on the average remittance cost across MTOs, it is observed that operators involved in transferring money from Qatar and Saudi Arabia have the...

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