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Study sees safe haven in Islamic equities in crises

Study sees safe haven in Islamic equities in crises

Investor interest in Islamic finance is growing and the global Islamic banking and finance industry had more than $2tn in assets at the end of 2017, according to the Islamic Financial Services Board.

Islamic trade finance still ‘under-addressed opportunity’: Report

Islamic trade finance still ‘under-addressed opportunity’: Report

Among the core opportunities seen for the Islamic finance industry in the near future, there remains one segment that repeatedly appears in studies and forecasts: Islamic trade finance.

TomTom at crossroads after $1bn sale of Telematics unit

TomTom at crossroads after $1bn sale of Telematics unit

CEO says TomTom plans to remain independent; analysts say TomTom needs strategy to counter Google, HERE; company debt-free, retaining €160mn for investments

ECB set to ‘hunker down’ as eurozone outlook worsens

ECB set to ‘hunker down’ as eurozone outlook worsens

Analysts expect the European Central Bank to acknowledge growing risks to the eurozone economy today while sticking to its patient course, kicking off a year that could see the Frankfurt institution mostly marking time.

Halliburton posts flat revenues at $5.94bn as N America lags

Halliburton posts flat revenues at $5.94bn as N America lags

Shares of oilfield firm Halliburton Co fell sharply yesterday after the company forecast lower revenues in key business areas next quarter, overshadowing a quarterly profit beat and a pledge to reduce 2019 spending.

As Trump’s guardrails come down, Davos elite brace for tumult

As Trump’s guardrails come down, Davos elite brace for tumult

In 2018, Davos was basking in a robust global economy as Donald Trump pledged that “America is open for business.”

Pit stop or peak is the big question hanging over Fed this year

Pit stop or peak is the big question hanging over Fed this year

Deciphering the intentions of Federal Reserve officials rarely gets this easy. As one after another preaches patience before their next interest-rate move, a tougher question is emerging about their plans to pause: Is this a pit stop or the peak?

Asian markets turn lower as trade worries seep back

Asian markets turn lower as trade worries seep back

Asian markets fell yesterday as profit-takers stepped in following a recent run-up, while a report fuelled worries about the progress of China-US trade talks.

Tesla holds battery supply talks with China’s Lishen

Tesla holds battery supply talks with China’s Lishen

US electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc has held talks with China’s Tianjin Lishen to supply batteries for its new Shanghai factory, and two people with direct knowledge of the matter said the pair signed a preliminary agreement.

China promises Cambodia $600mn aid at PM’s visit

China promises Cambodia $600mn aid at PM’s visit

China has promised 4bn yuan ($588mn) in aid to Cambodia, the Southeast Asian country’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday on a visit to Beijing.

Weakness in service, farm sectors slows China growth

Weakness in service, farm sectors slows China growth

Weakness in the service and farm sectors slowed China’s economic growth in the fourth quarter, despite a strong pickup in construction activity

Future is for LNG as derivatives trading takes off

Future is for LNG as derivatives trading takes off

With natural gas demand growing faster than for any other fossil fuel, LNG futures may be finally taking off.

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