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Weak oil depresses assets in Russia, Middle East

Oil's lurch to a new four-year low on Thursday sent growing tremors through the financial markets of Russia and energy-reliant economies in the Middle East. As expectations waned that producing countries will take meaningful a

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Weak oil depresses assets in Russia, Middle East

Oil's lurch to a new four-year low on Thursday sent growing tremors through the financial markets of Russia and energy-reliant economies in the Middle East. As expectations waned that producing countries will take meaningful a

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Five predictions for financial markets in 2014

Happy New Year! For the first time since 2008, we investors, economists and businesspeople say these words without irony. While last year was statistically disappointing, with global growth slowing slightly from 2012 and apparently belying the o

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Islamic funds sector poised for growth

The Islamic funds industry has rebounded from the downturn following the global financial slowdown in 2008 in much the same way as the conventional funds industry has recovered. That was the message from organiser David McLean on

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Regulations, expectations stymie funds in ME

  Across much of the Middle East, economic growth is strong and financial markets are picking up. But there is surprisingly little cheer in the region's asset management industry, which faces continued pressure to cut costs a

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Need to develop 'effective Islamic funds system'

In the Islamic funds market there is a need to build a system that can facilitate effective and efficient capital and trading flows, said an expert ahead of the upcoming 'World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference' (WIFFMC) in

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Global stocks to edge higher by year-end

Central bank cash filtering through financial markets will nudge global stocks higher between now and year-end, showed a Reuters poll, with gains in the first half of next year likely to be more modest. Since last year's disas

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G20 backs Europe's overhaul to fight crisis

Europe won support from world leaders for an ambitious but slow-moving overhaul of the euro zone, even as pressure built in financial markets for quicker solutions to its debt crisis that threatens the world economy. Europe told a Group of

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Conference to discuss new growth

Industry leaders will come together for the World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC) set to be held in Bahrain this month under the theme "New growth horizons: expanding the global footprint of Islamic funds and investments".

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Gold falls as dollar firms

Gold fell by more than 1 percent on Monday, swept lower by a firm dollar and falls in other financial markets as worries deepened about government debt in Europe and the US. Gold has moved in tandem with riskier assets in recent months, in

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