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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Islamic Microfinance – An overview.

IslamOnline - Islamic Finance | 15 March 2010 - Micro-finance as a means of offering basic banking and small loans to those typically unable to gain such services in the mainstream finance markets was pioneered by Bangladeshi economist Dr. Muhammad Yunus. Dr Yunus was awarded the Nobel Prize for his immense contribution in poverty alleviation of Bangladesh.

Islamic Microfinance Contracts

Micro Islamic or Sharia compatible products use the same contracts and methods as traditional mainstream Islamic Banking.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Counting the Cost - Insurance industry jitters.

March 06, 2010 | AJazeeraEnglish - There have been some interesting movements in insurance in the last week or so, most notably the impending purchase of AIG's Asian business by British giant Prudential. Counting the Cost looks at the impact this news has had on Prudential's share price. Plus, why the slogan "the car in front is a Toyota" really could not be truer in Middle East.