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Demonetisation: A Few Disturbing Questions

January 18, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, IndiaComments (0)

By Pratip Kumar Datta and Saumya Chakrabarti In this article, the authors discuss the recent demonitisation policy introduced by the Indian government in November 2016, and what it means for the Indian economoy now, and in the future.   Demonetisation policy, announced by the honourable prime minister of India and executed on and from midnight …

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How the Rand Exchange Rate Volatility Affects the South African Economy?

December 1, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Matthew Kofi Ocran While the South African rand has historically been characterised with high volatilities, the recent levels of gyrations of the currency, particularly against the US dollar has been quite unprecedented. How does this volatility affect

Japan and the Monetary Policy Magical Mystery Tour

December 1, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Richard Westra With 1970s galloping inflation threatening to bring down the US economy and with it the US dollar based global trading order, Milton Friedman proved correct in his policy advice that rapidly curtailing the money supply and restricting credit

Implications of Islamic Finance in Africa’s Socio-Economic Development

October 7, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Middle East & Africa, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Basheer Oshodi Africa, a continent which still feels the scars of slave trade, the wounds of colonialism and apartheid, the disaster of neo-liberalisation, and the proliferating neo-patrimonial governance structure. With unblemished evidence that the IMF

China’s International Renminbi Is Coming – Is Wall Street Ready?

September 29, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, China, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                On October 1, the Chinese renminbi officially becomes the fifth international reserve currency. Until recently, Washington played geopolitics to defer the renminbi’s internationalisation. But what about Wall

Brexit and London’s Role as an Islamic Banking Hub: Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full?

August 2, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Regardless of the shocking referendum result, there are reasons for optimism about the UK’s role as a hub for Islamic finance in a post-Brexit environment. Sohail Jaffer explains. You might also like: Life After Trump Demonetisation: A Few

Usury in the 21st Century

June 28, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital MarketsComments (1)

By Richard Westra Neoliberal deregulation commencing in the closing decades of the 20th century put into play a global financial system which operates as a reincarnation of ancient usury. You might also like: Demonetisation: A Few Disturbing Questions

Active Investing? That’s So Twentieth Century

June 6, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Edward Morris The movement to passive investing has been unrelenting. Investors may harbour doubts that the markets are perfectly efficient, but they increasingly act as though they are, and index funds have become their investment of choice. The twentieth

Why Have Politicians Abandoned Economic and Financial Policies to Non-Elected Bankers?

June 6, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (1)

By Rodrigue Tremblay Since 1999, non-elected bankers have been in charge of economic policy in the US and other countries, with questionable results. Are we on the verge of a new financial crisis? You might also like: Demonetisation: A Few Disturbing

Anti-Corruption Drive – Critical to Future, International by Nature

June 5, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock No inclusive growth is conceivable without success in Nigeria’s anti-corruption drive. Today, that struggle is increasingly global. You might also like: Life After Trump Demonetisation: A Few Disturbing Questions Trump’s Great Game: