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The secret recipe for powdered alcohol to be...

Winner will have the opportunity to secure the market in their country
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Maison Eight: Bringing France to Hong Kong

Designed by Two Men in Hats, the place will have French cuisine, cocktails and champagne
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Miami and its Archistars

There is more to the city in Florida, USA than blue skies and white beaches
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2016 winners of green car announced

Winners announced in the Connected Green Car of the Year, Green SUV of the Year, Luxury Green Car of the Year categories
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Personal luxury goods market tops a quarter...

Luxury brands will need right pricing model to win against hard-to-predict currency volatility
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Black Friday to dominate this year’s online...

Friday 27th November set to be the highest sales peak in online shopping in 2015
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A private island is not beyond reach

You can own one at less than the price of an average one-bedroom flat in London
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Global F&B companies eye Egypt

It is re-establishing itself as the standout growth market for consumer companies in the MENA region
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Luxury market on an upswing in US

More homes than ever before were sold and listed at US $100 mn or higher in 2014
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Grand Ho Tram Strip gets new president

Shaun McCamley, who has extensive gaming experience, was previously in Macau as managing partner of Euro Pacific Asia Consulting
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$50 million more for Ho Tram Strip project

This is the second new investment announcement in the past two months
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London gets a Conrad hotel

Global luxury brand opens a 256-room property opposite St James Park
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China to get world’s largest public golf complex

Haikou Mission Hills Golf Club project will have 10 world-class golf courses
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Volvo unveils all-new Volvo XC90

Three years in the making and part of a $11bn investment programme, the new car marks the beginning of a new chapter in the company’s history
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Greece’s ‘September Club’ returns with star bakers

From September 4th – 11th, Channel 4’s Tom & Henry Herbert will lay a tantalising selection of master classes and gourmet events at The Peligoni Club
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JW Marriott takes a tall step in China

Newly opened 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Towers in Henan province is the tallest in central China
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Maldives resort introduces flyboarding

The water sport is being offered by The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort in the Noonu Atoll
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The Ashok is captured in a coffee table book

A coffee table book that describes the magnificent past of The Ashok
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How to save your business money without...

Making sure your business is spending optimally is all about being savvy
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Back2Basics – The fundamentals of driving...

Three business experts give their advice on not only creating a successful organisation, but how to take it even further
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Immigration problems cannot be repaired by one...

Trump will have to draft presidential orders in a manner that does not impair rights across the board and challenge constitutional issues
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British Prime Minister Theresa May Attends...

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the Grand Master's Palace on February 3, 2017 in Valletta, Malta.
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The business of home stays

Airbnb took off when the founders couldn’t afford the rent on their apartment and decided to turn their loft into a lodging space
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Mastering the art of public speaking

Singapore’s famous emcee Joe Augustin talks about getting over his inherent shyness, the thrill of being an entertainer and how to maximize an...
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Saudis get serious about an entertainment industry

To focus on films, theatre, art, museums and fun parks
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Expect market volatility in Trump’s first 100 days

This is the period in which new administrations like to lay down their mark for the rest of their term of office
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Trump addresses supporters on eve of swearing in

Tells them we will ‘make America great for everybody’
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VW executive detained in US

Oliver Schmidt faces a life sentence
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Startup competition puts purpose into profit

Circular Board and partners to host second ‘Pitch with Purpose’ for cash and other prizes
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Trump says Russia was behind DNC hacking

US president-elect holds media conference
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Obama delivers farewell speech

US President spoke in his adopted hometown of Chicago
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Boris Johnson meets Trump advisers

To build UK-US relations post Brexit
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Blue vs. Pink: Who Pays More?

Gender-based marketing ensures that men and women pay different rates for the same item simply because of their sex
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Lending a helping hand in calamity-prone zones

LandBank of the Philippines pushes disaster preparedness in calamity-prone communities
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Unwanted holiday gift? Here’s what you can do

eBay partners with theSkimm to make selling easier and more meaningful in 2017
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Trump has something to reveal about US election...

President-elect says he speak out this week
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IMF chief convicted over payout

However, no punishment has been handed down
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Why should challenger banks get money from UK...

Freeing RBS of its obligation to sell Williams & Glyn and instead offer a set of remedies for small businesses seems far from the best solution for...
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Saudi Arabia may get a Japanese bank in 2018

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announces the creation of a banking network in the Kingdom
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Ifo President demands far-reaching reform of...

Clemens Fuest says procedures and competencies need to be changed if lasting stability in the currency union is to be achieved
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allpay cards clear VISA test

UK payment specialist passed the annual physical audit of its card manufacturing bureau
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Cardinal Investment Advisors adopts PFaroe

The boutique consulting firm aims to improve effectiveness of risk-aware investment strategies
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The return of inflation: success or headache...

The markets are being too conservative in their forecasts and may well be surprised by inflation that is higher, and above all longer-lasting, than...
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Attempt to use blockchain for regulatory reporting

Irish Funds working with industry participants and Deloitte to develop a blockchain proof-of-concept for regulatory reporting
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Saudi Arabia, Qatar emerge big winners at IFM...

The chief guest was H.E. Hani Al Hamli, secretary general of Dubai Economic Council
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‘Passporting helped London thrive’

More than three-quarters of new UK payment firms authorised since 2009 have passported services
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Paul Marcantonio to head ECommPay in UK and...

Payments industry insider will lead ECommPay’s presence at ICE Total Gaming
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Danske Bank shifts portfolio toward Europe, US...

Expects greater political risk in emerging markets during Donald Trump’s presidency
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Deutsche Bank fined for laundering $10 billion...

The German bank has been hit with a $629 million penalty in the US and UK
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Ohpen gets FCA authorisation to operate in the UK

The Dutch fintech and outsourcing provider is aiming to challenge incumbents
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Why digital wallets are a hit in China, India

The reason is the huge proportion of the population that does not have a bank account
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Payments industry expert leaves RBS to Join...

Tracy Cray parlays 34 years of banking expertise into new and unparalleled chargeback mitigation services for Chargebacks911
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Banco Santander’s Q4 profit rose to 1.6 billion...

For 2016, Spain’s biggest bank reported net profit of 6.2 billion euros
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Deutsche Bank completes $7.2 billion deal to...

Was charged with misleading investors on mortgage securities it sold before the 2008 financial crisis
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IVSC launches new global standards for...

The IVSC is an independent, not-for-profit organization which sets global standards for valuation practice and the valuation profession
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Clayton Euro Risk to launch insurance solutions...

Europe’s leading provider of risk analysis on mortgage and asset finance partners with Lime Risk Agency
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Saudi Arabia tilting towards New York for...

London and Toronto are the others in the fray
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Global pension fund assets edge upwards in 2016

Defined Contribution assets grow at twice the rate of Defined Benefit assets since 2006, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Global Pension Assets...
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Divisa Capital raises $100 million of new funds

It will be used for expansion and increase of interbank credit lines
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New prepaid card for remittances by overseas...

Payment Cloud Technologies’s programme management enables card users to deliver safe, secure and legal remittance
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Shareholder activism gained momentum and...

According to FTI Consulting, nearly 350 activist campaigns occurred outside the United States in 2016, compared to 70 in 2010
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ADB plans to raise around $25-30 billion from...

Sells $3.75 billion 5-year global benchmark bond
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Investing safely starts with improving...

The secret to investing safely as you climb up the risk/reward scale is knowledge
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Saxo Payments to tackle challenge in cross...

To launch Banking Circle Virtual IBAN, which eliminates the need for multiple bank accounts in multiple countries and currencies
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More travel complications from US authorities

IRS to revoke Americans’ passports for unpaid taxes
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Tapping into the wealth in our property to fund...

Retirement Advantage responds to UK government’s white paper on housing
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Greater interest in savings and investment...

UK private banking and wealth management sector calls for ‘a measured and appropriate regulatory regime’ to ensure London remains a global centre...
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Trump’s travel ban: markets spooked

But, investors will be seeking out bargains
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Top 3 challenges for institutional investors in...

Research from CAMRADATA says they are market volatility, the low yield environment and meeting total return objectives
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What does Trump mean for Bitcoin?

One of the more significant developments of the post-Obama United States could be a rapid increase in the value of Bitcoin
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UK house price index falls for first time in...

Number of new house buyers grew only marginally in December
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CNO Financial Group promotes Doug Williams

Named Vice President for Finance and Administration
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UBS signs multi-year agreement with EPAM

The world's largest wealth manager aims to boost innovation by collaborating with a leading global provider of product development and software...
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XL Catlin appoints new global head of...

Anne Middleton to manage its ceded reinsurance placements globally
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Nasdaq and Borse Dubai sign landmark market...

Borse Dubai will overhaul trading and post-trade technology of Dubai Financial Market, paving the way for various market enhancements, including...
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Bricknode launches full brokerage system in the...

Bricknode Broker is the first international software service in the cloud where a brokerage can launch an online brokerage within minutes
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Apple responds to people's tweets with entire...

The ads point out features like the lack of PC viruses, Microsoft Word, LTE support, and the Apple Pencil.
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Nasdaq to power EBS BrokerTec's market...

EBS surveillance in the US Treasuries, FX and US & EU repo markets BrokerTec to leverage the multi-asset capabilities of Nasdaq's SMARTS system to...
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MarketInvoice to double lending to £2bn in 2017

The ambitious growth target is underlined by significant demand from existing users and a recent £7.2m investment by MCI Capital and Northzone...
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Duqm SEZ — investment destination in Oman

It is in a prime location, offers political stability, natural resources, exceptional topography, and breath-taking scenery
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Nasdaqreports $599 million inrevenuein Q4 2016

Driven primarily by a $54 million positive impact from acquisitions
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Did Airbnb record a profit in 2016?

This indication comes on the back of speculation that the company will go public in 2017
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J P Morgan Asset Management seeks patented ETFs

Signs Letter of Intent to licence with Precidian Investments LLC
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NASDAQ hires helicopter in pursuit of Snapchat...

Is competing with NYSE for what is expected to be the biggest public offer of shares since Facebook
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‘US dollar is the biggest risk of 2017’

Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Dr Mohamed A El-Erian expects global growth in 2017 to be better than expected
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China creates agriculture giant

The new company will have combined assets of $213 billion
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EPA releases analysis of post-Brexit options

Reviews the best countries in which to do business should the UK lose its passporting rights
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US House approves bill on financial regulation...

The bill was passed by a vote of 243-183
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Mobile card reader market to grow at a CAGR of...

The trend is adoption of contactless payment systems
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Verifone and FIS to enable consumers to pay...

Shoppers experience the ease and convenience of paying with points on Verifone devices
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Blockchain: First business deal off the block

Barclays uses blockchain technology to guarantee the export of almost $100,000 worth of cheese and butter from an Irish firm to the Seychelles...
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Marissa Mayer to leave Yahoo board

The company is expected to change its name to Altaba
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Frost and Sullivan: Australian fintech revenue...

Mobile apps, robo-advice, customised analysis algorithms and blockchain will ensure a CAGR of 76.3%
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Free trade with Russia could bring benefits...

A free trade agreement could boost Russia’s exports to the EU by around €71 billion
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Amazon pledges to create jobs in the UK

Recruitment will take US company’s workforce in the UK to more than 24,000; signals another win for UK post Brexit
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‘UAE is second largest FDI recipient in West...

Annual Investment Meeting AIM 2017 welcomes Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) as key advocate and supporter of FDI and growth
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Why poor countries should invest first in...

A country’s development prospects can be hurt if investment in domestic infrastructure is lagging investment in trade infrastructure
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UK troubled by inflation and weak pound

How inflation and a weak pound are beginning to take hold of the UK economy
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Nigel Green launches campaign to repeal...

‘Trump must show his mettle and reverse a fatally flawed, misguided law’
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UAE delegation in Turkey

Joint Economic Committee meeting being held in Ankara
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DUQM Special Economic Zone

Duqm Special Economic Zone has ultimate advantages in positioning your business within strategic distance of some of the fastest growing markets in...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May Attends...

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the Grand Master's Palace on February 3, 2017 in Valletta, Malta.
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Germany emerges as capital export world...

USA comes out top in capital imports
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Zimbabwe offers workers land instead of bonuses

Zimbabwe offers workers land instead of bonuses ,Cash crunch is unlikely to ease in 2017
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Japan's PM will keep seeking Trump's...

Plans to visit the US at the earliest for talks with new president
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Mexico Cenbank flags potential risks to growth...

The country's central bank governor made a presentation to opposition lawmakers
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US withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Met union leaders to explain his position and reasons
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Mexico ready to discuss NAFTA rules

Will try to avoid a disruptive fight with the United States over commerce
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Chinese media warns that Trump administration...

The People’s Daily devoted an entire page to critiquing Western democracies
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World Bank cuts Indian GDP growth to 7%

Says reduction in GDP due to ‘unexpected demonetisation’
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US interest rate hike could come sooner than...

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says the economy is almost at full employment and inflation is moving in the direction of the Fed’s goal
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China reaches out to the new US administration

Seeks healthy ties with the world’s largest economy
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China Q4 performance better than expectations

Infrastructure investment and housing market were the main drivers of growth
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European auto sales jump to 9-year high

The positive trend has proved that despite Brexit and the Italian referendum, consumer confidence remains and demand is pushed up by a recovering...
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Saudis see no need to extend OPEC deal beyond...

Following the announcement by Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih on Monday, oil prices fell
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The untapped potential in Islamic finance

Hurdles are the end consumers’ understanding of the system and their trust in the products
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Global Islamic finance body to standardise...

The new standard aims to address issues such as optimal board composition, fit and proper criteria of scholars, as well as enforceability of rulings
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deVere Mortgages partners with Al Rayan Bank

deVere Mortgages partners with Al Rayan Bank ,To offer Sharia compliant home finance to purchase property in the UK
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DP world launches Sukuk in LSE

Becomes the fourth Sukuk bond to have launched this year
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Non-banking financial companies leading the way...

An update on the status of Islamic finance in India
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Oman’s appetite for Islamic finance products is...

Islamic banking assets in the Gulf nation are projected to reach 10% of total banking assets by 2018
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The global route for Islamic banks

Revamping IT architecture will be transformative for Islamic banks in 2016
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No-interest finance and its benefits

Review of The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance (2014) by Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman
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Must read for aspiring Islamic banking...

Review of Islamic Capital Market, Equity and Sukuk (2014) by Dr. Muhammad Hanif, Associate Professor, FAST School of Management, Islamabad
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The treatment of qard in takaful

The operator plays an important role that the management of a conventional mutual does not in the event of a periodic deficit
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Islamic funds are not just an alternative

Their success is turning them into a source of competition for the conventional funds industry
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Need for standardised dispute resolution contracts

Case analysis of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhard v Azhar Osman & Other Cases
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Islamic finance is knocking on the doorsteps of...

The government has been taking the steps necessary to facilitate transactions in China and Hong Kong.
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GCC hampered by differences in Islamic finance...

The current state of and recommendations for Islamic Finance in the region
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An initiative to promote Islamic Finance

aafaq Islamic Finance signs MoU with University of Bolton’s Centre for Islamic Finance
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Shari’ah law cannot apply to a commercial...

A look into a case settled in 2004 in the England and Wales Court Of Appeal
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Islamic finance and the halal industry

There is great potential for correlation between the two
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