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Are We on the Verge of Becoming Western Money Slaves?

July 23, 2017 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Masked by economic “innovations”, the New World Order continues work its way to total world manipulation. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on the Order’s intricate and imprisoning strategies in its attempt to enslave all of us through its financial systems.   Electronic money, a cashless society, is perhaps the ultimate

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Navigating the Investment Minefield

July 10, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By H. Kent Baker and Vesa Puttonen Fraudsters are always on the look out for prey – investors they can manipulate and take advantage of. The authors discuss 8 traps you should look out for in navigating through the investment minefield. After all,

Hedge Funds: Past, Present, and Future

June 4, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By H. Kent Baker and Greg Filbeck “Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds have played an important role in providing liquidity to our financial system and improving the efficiency of capital markets. But as their role has grown, so have the

Islamic Finance in Kazakhstan – The Future Hub of Islamic Finance in the Central Asia

June 3, 2017 • Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Mamunur Rashid  According to Malaysia Islamic Finance Marketplace, Zawya Islamic and Thomson Reuters, Islamic finance has been growing at a double-digit rate since the start of the new millennium.  In this article the author discusses the potential of

When Waqf meets Banks

May 30, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Personal Finance, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Ebi Junaidi Global economy has been leaning toward innovations focussed in achieving sustainability. Ebi Junaidi promotes the age-old Waqf “movement” established by the Muslims. The Waqf system, with its philanthropic nature, does not only motivate

Developments in Global Tax Transparency and the Need for Effective Dialogue Part 2

May 26, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

  By Philip Marcovici This is Part Two of the article. Part One introduced the topic of tax transparency, and the global move towards automatic information exchange. Part One discussed some of the many abuses of bank secrecy by legacy private banks and

Developments in Global Tax Transparency and the Need for Effective Dialogue Part 1

May 24, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Philip Marcovici This is Part One of the article, and Part Two will be published in the next edition of the World Financial Review Tax compliance is one of the many challenges different nations are facing. When we think of wealth owners “hiding” their

From State of Exception to Anti-Coup Dictatorship in Erdoğan’s Turkey  

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Governance & Regulation, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra maintain Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a poster case for the modern state of exception. This is a condition where constitutional and legal provisions in democracies, designed to

Brexit and the Banks: Fight or Flight?

April 9, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Barbara Casu This article discusses the key implications of Brexit for the UK financial services industry, looking at the differences between: membership vs. access; passporting rights vs. equivalence principle; customs union vs. free trade agreement.

Currency Depreciation Can Save an Economy in Crisis

March 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Ivan Illán Amongst political and business leadership, there’s a popular bias that domestic currency depreciation and/or devaluation is negative for a nation’s economy. Instead, downward currency movements present a positive GDP benefit due to