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How the City of London Shaped Modern Finance

November 6, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking InnovationComments (0)

The City of London occupies a divisive role in our collective aspirations and viewpoints. For some, it is the global epicenter of dynamism, influence, and power, while for others it serves as a reminder of all that is wrong with post-2008 finance, with the unabated deregulation and rampant inequality that is its hallmark. One thing …

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Bitcoin: Is It Worth Investing in the Flagship Cryptocurrency?

October 22, 2018 • Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (0)

If there is one investment trend that has left its mark on 2017, it is definitely the wild ride of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. What a decade ago would have seemed like a concept out of a sci-fi novel had become a reality in the most unequivocal way,

Personal Finance: Positioning Breastfeeding on Family Balance Sheet

October 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Sa’idu Sulaiman This paper argues that most of the benefits of breastfeeding enhance the financial well-being of a child bearing family which is an asset appearing on its balance sheet. It then recommends that gender roles such as breastfeeding and child

A message from London: Pay your “zakat” locally

October 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Greget Kalla Buana Zakat (Islamic alms giving) is now consi-dered as an alternative resource to help achieve the SDGs. London, the capital of a developed Muslim-minority country, has a unique approach to encouraging Muslims to pay zakat, resulting in a

Cheers to a New Era: The Development of Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

July 26, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, In-depth, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

Singapore is a great place for investors because of the country’s good legal and political environment. Like Luxembourg, it has a stable political and social environment and a strong economy and can regulate its investors in a responsive and experienced

Making Financial Advice Affordable to the Masses in the Age of Digitalisation

July 24, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Tim France-Massey Many people in the UK struggle to navigate their way through uncertainty in the current financial climate and achieve their financial planning goals. However new regulations have resulted in a market influx of fintech companies and

Financial Inclusion in India: Social Enterprises as the Unlikely Heroes

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By D. Anisha Adhikari and Siddhant Mishra Financial inclusion in India has been the area of focus for the government and social enterprises for some time now. While the tribal populace, especially women, stay largely excluded from access to financial

Singapore’s Governance, Prosperity, and Future Challenges

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - Pacific, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Ian Austin The Singapore government post-GFC has moved to “anchor” in selected sectors and the peak MNEs within these designs for long-term national economic growth, and it showed how the national polity through the varying 2011 and 2015 election

Mainstreaming Islamic Social Finance

July 24, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Ebi Junaidi and Primandanu FA Over the years, Zakah (mandatory alms-giving), waqf (Islamic endowment funds) and Islamic not-for-profit microfinance have been regarded as traditional and miniscule in importance. In this article, the authors present the

The European Divorce: How will Brexit Affect People on Both Sides?

July 4, 2018 • Personal Finance, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

The Brexit is one of the most highly contested political events of our time. It is fraught with difficulty, confusion, and uncertainty. When Britons voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, talking heads and political pundits were convinced that