International Finance

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IT, mobile to drive growth in retail

For retailers, factors like reduced time to market, less inaccuracies, no manual latency will be the differentiators Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya May 26, 2015: A couple of months ago, Tesco hit the headlines when it opened the world’s first virtual supermarket store in South Korea’s Seoul subway station. The pillars and platform screen doors of the...
Islamic Banking

Western governments and companies are poised to test Islamic bond markets

The UK’s Islamic Finance Secretariat puts the value of Sharia-compliant assets globally at trillion dollars. A story surfaced in the Malaysian media last September suggesting that the ESB was planning to issue an Islamic-compliant bond, or sukuk, as part of its future funding arrangements. Sukuk are structured to pay profits or rent, rather than traditional...