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Dubai to get floating homes

New Living on Water will give a Middle East debut to its floating residences
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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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Tips to prevent your staff from being bribed

Sometimes, they won’t even know they are taking one
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Nigel Farage urges US to vote for Trump

Says will not vote for Clinton even if he gets paid for it
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Risk Ident CEO on board of Merchant Risk Council

Roberto Valerio will help MRC with new ideas
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PA Consulting Group doubles MENA presence

More than 30 people have been hired so far
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Colourful street art for awareness in Hong Kong...

This is the latest initiative by Ocean Recovery Alliance which aims to bring innovative solutions for health of the ocean
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A summit to focus on fire safety

Façade event will see experts, government officials turn spotlight on new fire safety codes
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Dubai to get floating homes

New Living on Water will give a Middle East debut to its floating residences
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Former CEO of Barclays joins Currencies Direct

Antony Jenkins experience to enhance Currencies Direct’s digital offering and drive international expansion
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Lydia Kostopoulos joins PA Consulting Group MENA

She was recently featured on the Middle East Security Awards’ top 100 list
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Brewin Dolphin grows London office

Appoint Louise Shaw and Nicholas Regan as divisional directors in London office
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Deposits Solutions expands into Swiss market

Names Thomas von Hohenhau as its country manager
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IVSC appoints new CEO

Nick Talbot has 13 years of experience in senior management roles
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Nasdaq launches new tool for marketing...

The tool will help leverage industry influencers
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Green buildings: Paris achieves top rank

Singapore and London are ranked second and third, respectively
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Selecta appoints a new CEO

David Flochel to start his role on 18 July
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Mario Ricciardi appointed as managing director...

Company looks to expand both locally as well as internationally
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On-demand mobile workforce disrupting BPOs

Cost factor and flexibility attract companies to this model
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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

But even after the deal is sealed, LinkedIn will continue to function independently
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Will banks dump the password?

Financial institutions mulling over biometric selfie to strengthen security
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Panamanian banking system grows by $4.4 billion

Growth due to increase in loan portfolio
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Corporates are shifting to multi-bank...

Multiple bank relationships are essential but difficult to maintain
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No easy fix for Italian banks

The uncertainty of the UK leaving the EU has had ripple effects on Italy
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LANDBANK's environmental initiatives & programs...

The Philippine bank even has an Environmental Due Diligence system in place for financing projects
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High bank fees fuelling opportunities for...

Customers dissatisfied with banks applying high charges for sending money overseas
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Nasdaq BWise GRC platform selected by Dubai...

It will support and enhance risk management compliance and internal control processes
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FinTech Group and Rocket Internet launch...

Together they want to create digital banking services in Europe
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Lloyds Bank to cut 3,000 jobs

This follows Britain’s decision to quit the European Union
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Financial Town demonstrates mobile video...

CEO Gene Pranger offers inside look at BankOn Mobile Video
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Do we actually need banking without banks?

Interview with Andrei Kozliar, CEO, Touch Bank
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‘Odeabank stays ahead by using advanced...

An interview with Hüseyin Özkaya, CEO of Odeabank
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Wirecard and Verifone partner to bring payment...

Collaboration to expand POS market in Asia Pacific
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Société Générale and La Banque Postale to...

The two banks will merge their payment systems in a partnership with Sopra Banking Software
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Allied Irish Bank secures cloud use for 15,000...

Skyhigh helps bank identify 2,500 cloud services and secure its IT
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Al Rajhi Bank signs up with BIAN

Misys and First Horizon also commit to shaping the future financial services innovation
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Lessons for the first-time adopters of IFRS

There is evidence to suggest that the move has resulted in more comparable and more transparent financial statements
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‘Banks in Ukraine have experienced increase in...

Olexandr Dubilet, Chairman of the board of PrivatBank, on how the bank is coping with the turmoil in the region
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WorldRemit partners with UAE Exchange

New services will be rolled out in Africa, Middle East, Asia
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In Taiwan, Nan Shan Life Insurance sets the...

The company is considered a reliable long-term partner for policyholders, employees and society
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You might want to consider investing in a...

Especially with the financial markets still reeling from Brexit and an uncertain economic future ahead
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Think tank calls for better financial skills

This will help older people reduce the risk of scams
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Get your tax affairs in order

Raids on Google in Spain and France indicate just how much importance is being placed on tax evasion by authorities across the world
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Savills Investment Management launches EUR300...

Fund to be managed on behalf of CONAD, the largest consortium of independent retailers in Italy
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UK rate cut won’t impact Prime Central London

Even before the cut, enquiries had gone up post-Brexit and vendors have been hiking property prices
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Aristo can pave the path for EU citizenship

All you need to do is a direct property investment in Cyprus
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The Aristo class of luxury living

Over the last 35 years, the real estate developer has earned an enviable reputation in Cyprus and Greece for best-in-class products
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Kids get a lesson on financial management

Around 60% of parents want their children to be financially responsible
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Post-Brexit, Middle East property investors...

Deterioration in the value of the pound sterling has reduced property prices in London
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Is Osborne right on Brexit and property?

Chancellor of the Exchequer said that property prices will be significantly dampened by a UK vote to leave
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Why China is buying gold

Mike Gleason speaks to Jim Rickards on the confused Fed, gold manipulation and negative interest rates
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10 questions to ask when choosing a financial...

Not only should an IFA help clients generate, maximise and secure wealth, they should also be considered a trusted financial mentor over the long-term
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Pioneer of mutual fund industry in Indonesia

A feature on Danareksa Investment Management
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‘East Asia is a very important market for...

Interview with the CEO Nigel Green
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Portfolio management with a global perspective

McOttley Capital’s approach to creating wealth for clients in Ghana
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McOttley Capital leads the way in Ghana

Heralding a new era in investment advisory
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Study suggests over £29bn of working capital...

Supply Chain Finance from PrimeRevenue and AIG launch new supple chain finance offering for mid-market
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Investors look beyond their own home to boost...

Long term growth main factor behind the move
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MYPINPAD expands in Asia and MENA

Smartphone adoption is growing in China, India, Indonesia and Japan
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paysafecard integrated as payment method in new...

App users can top up and gift mobile phone credit anywhere in world
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Siris Capital Group affiliates acquire Xura

Xura shareholders to receive $25 per share in cash
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PwC’s fastest growing cloud companies signal...

Ranking shows no one type of company has the secret formula for success in the cloud
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Nasdaq extends contract with BM&FBOVESPA

The exchange groups renew their partnership to continue fighting market abuse in the Brazilian market
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ACI Worldwide integrates Ethoca Alerts into...

Strengthens fraud and chargeback prevention for card issuers and online merchants
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Cisco to cut 5,500 jobs

Main reason is sluggish spending by corporations
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Rakuten Blockchain Lab to open in Belfast

Launch follows IP asset acquisition from Bitnet Technologies, Ltd.
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Analytics firm Hello Soda opens office in USA

This follows the firm’s recent expansion in Manchester
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Consumer security compromised in favour of user...

MYPINPAD announces new campaign to explore how consumers feel about convenience versus security in online commerce
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Stealing money online becoming easier than...

Studies from various sources point to an alarming increase in online theft, mostly identity scams and data breaches
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Follow the leader

eToro enables people to copy successful traders who post their trades, but not the amounts
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Talend joins Nasdaq stock market

The company’s solutions help companies become data driven
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Telecom Egypt tentatively agrees to buy 4G license

The country is on its way to reform the telecom sector
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deVere to expand its Miami office

Move part of a strategic expansion
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Jumio reports 65% growth in recurring revenue

There is more than 50% increase in deals YOY
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Jumio helps Cityscoot expand in Paris

Company provides its users easy, safe and secure ID verification for shared economy mobile scooters
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TomTom Telematics partners with Sage to deliver...

Will allow to automatically view fleet data from connected vehicles
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Fitch downgrades Turkey

Move may hamper investment from foreign investors
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Iran to sign first IPC-based oil deal in 2017

Iran Petroleum Contract will replace the buyback scheme
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Terror attacks: Limited impact on Europe

Impact more political than economic
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Post-Brexit, UK is doing better than expected

Central Banks, the UK markets post EU Referendum and European inflation
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Coup attempt: Turkey taking stock

Possibility of improved transparency in public sector, but ties with UK and US might be hit
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Informal OPEC meet in September does not raise...

Experts do not expect a major impact on oil price
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UAE leads Arab countries in 2016 Global...

UAE ascends six places to 41 globally
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Rio Olympics to cost £1.6bn to British economy

Research finds employees watching 24 minutes of the Olympics each day in the office
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BoE cuts interest rate

Announces other measures to prevent the economy from falling into recession
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What does the rate cut mean for you?

The BoE announces a cut in interest rates to record low of 0.25 percent
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India clears historic GST Bill

Likely to benefit through growth in investments and revenue
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Business lessons from British companies

Four firms give out tips that can help a business grow
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‘Bill for Turkey coup attempt is $100 billion’

Minister says rebels made Turkey look like a Third World country
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‘China’s shift to services not good in long run’

The country is going through premature deindustrialisation, say experts
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Flying through the eye of a storm

Expect UK to enter technical recession between second half of 2016 and first half of 2017
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‘Brexit will cut global economic growth by 0.1...

Also, the referendum may distract EU decision makers from core areas
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‘Political agenda is influencing financial...

Pioneer Investment’s Head of Global Asset Allocation Research Monica Defend on the economic outlook post Brexit
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IMF cuts its global growth

Predicts increase in uncertainty after Brexit
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Brexit: £50,000 per employee cost for relocation

Banks and other financial services firms considering relocating parts of workforce away from 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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Japan has Islamic finance in the pipeline

The sword exterior and chrysanthemum interior of Japan is quite conducive to the soft interior of Islamic finance
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‘The challenge in Indonesia is lack of...

Ciptadana Asset Management on the Sharia investment opportunity in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world
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Only if you have a lot of time on your hands

Book review of ‘Takaful Investment Portfolios: A study of the composition of takaful funds in the GCC and Malaysia’ by Mehmet Asutay
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Islamic insurance: The next global trend

Takaful is about risk-pooling while proprietary insurance is concerned with risk transfer
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Why the confidence in sukuk offerings

Among other things, sukuk compliant to Basel III norms has formed an alternative source of finance for institutions that face difficulties in...
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